In July of this year, the product classification of Intel’s next-generation Alder Lake mobile processors was released online.
Intel will adjust the number of configurations of large cores (Golden Cove) and small cores (Gracemont), and launch different models of products according to different combinations. Compared with desktop platforms, mobile platforms that are more sensitive to power consumption may be able to give full play to the role of the big.LITTLE hybrid architecture.
On mobile platforms, Intel’s 12th-generation Core series will provide Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-M chips. According to Wccftech reports, a new Alder Lake mobile processor roadmap has been exposed recently, showing the schedule of Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-M. Among them, Alder Lake-P covers the 12W-45W product range, and Alder Lake-M covers the 7W-15W range.
According to data, Intel’s partners will produce laptops equipped with Alder Lake-P in early November, which will replace Tiger Lake-H45, H35, and UP3. Alder Lake-P is equipped with a maximum of 6 large cores and 8 small cores, while the GPU is configured with a maximum of 96 EUs. At the same time, it will support Thunderbolt 4, PCIe 5.0, WiFi 6E, LPDDR5, and DDR5. Alder Lake-M will start production in early January next year. In order to replace Tiger Lake-UP4, it is equipped with up to 2 large cores and 8 small cores, and the GPU is configured with up to 96 EUs. It still supports Thunderbolt 4 and WiFi 6E, but only supports PCIe 4.0, and the memory is LPDDR4X and LPDDR5.
I believe Intel will talk about these chips in the next activities and CES 2022 early next year.