Earlier news stated that Intel has informed its partners that it plans to release the 12th-generation Core series processors in October or November 2021 (rumors maybe October 25). The timetable may be moved forward or postponed according to some changes, but it is basically certain. As the first desktop x86 processor with big.LITTLE hybrid architecture, and Intel’s first desktop processor based on the 10nm SuperFin process, Intel Alder Lake-S is considered to be the key to Intel’s fight against AMD on desktop platforms.
In addition, according to the news of the previous generation, Intel’s next-generation mobile processor will subdivide the mobile platform into six markets based on TDP, which are 5W tablet computers/handheld devices, 9W ultra-thin laptop, 15W mainstream tablet/laptop, 28W high-performance platform computer/laptop, 35W-45W enthusiast laptop, and 45W-55W extreme performance laptop. The 15W-45W interval will belong to Alder Lake-P.
According to VideoCardz
reports, an Intel roadmap drawn up at the beginning of this year shows that the vPRO (vPro) version of Alder Lake-S and Alder Lake-P processors will arrive in the first quarter of 2022. The products of these commercial platforms generally arrive sometime after the launch of consumer-grade products, and the timing also coincides.
Intel Alder Lake vPro, Source: VideoCardz
The vPro version of Alder Lake-S and Alder Lake-P processors will have the same specifications. Alder Lake-S vPro is configured with up to 8 “Golden Cove” performance (large) cores and 8 “Gracemont” efficiency (small) cores. Alder Lake-P vPro is configured with up to 6 “Golden Cove” performance (large) cores and 8 “Gracemont” efficiency (small) cores. However, on the mobile platform, the processor of the 45W-55W extreme performance laptop configuration is not included in the vPro series product line.
Intel Alder Lake vPRO Windows, Source: VideoCardz
In addition, VideoCardz also showed a Windows 10 system support roadmap for Alder Lake-S/P/M vPro version processors. This was formulated before the release of Windows 11 to provide scheduling enhancements for the Alder Lake hybrid architecture design. According to the above schedule, Windows 10 20H2 will not support Alder Lake until at least 2023.