Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S and Ice Lake-X HEDT CPUs Reportedly Delayed to 2021

In another unfortunate piece of news for Intel, the company’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs seem to have delayed to 2021. Rocket Lake is supposed to form Intel’s 11th Gen desktop lineup, with the primary aim to tackle AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 4000 CPUs based on the Zen 3 core. Although another 14nm family, it’s said to leverage a new core architecture, either Sunny Cove or Willow Cove, and as a result, offer improved single-threaded and gaming performance.

The above image is from an Intel partner briefing. According to this roadmap, there won’t be any new launches in the desktop or high-performance H mobile space. Comet Lake will have to suffice for most enthusiasts for the remainder of 2020.

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Ice Lake-X, the HEDT lineup based on the new 10nm Sunny Cove core architecture is also nowhere in sight. Either it has been scrapped or delayed to 2021 as well.

On the bright side, Intel will still release the Cooper-SP for the Data Center and Enterprise market in a few weeks, and Tiger Lake-U and Y for low-power notebooks later this summer.

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