Intel 10nm Alder Lake-S CPUs May Launch in Late Q3 (Ending September)

Intel launched its 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs in late March (at least officially), with some retailers starting sales as early as January 2021. As per official statements, the next-gen Alder Lake-S CPUs leveraging the 10nm SuperFin Enhanced node and a hybrid core architecture will land sometime towards the end of 2021. However, a leaked slide indicates that the company may have pushed the launch to late Q3 instead of Q4:


In the above image, you can see the entry-level workstation segment at the bottom. Rocket Lake-S, along with the W580 chipset was launched in Q1, and Alder Lake-S and the accompanying W680 chipset is slated for a late Q3 release. That would mean Intel is targeting a fall launch, with the new 10nm hybrid CPUs rolling out in September. Interestingly, like the mainstream Alder Lake-S lineup, the WS series features the same core configurations (8+8/6+0), and there’s no mention of an HEDT successor to Cascade Lake-X. Looks like the 4th Gen Ryzen Threadripper chips will be competing with their own predecessors.


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