It’s not certain what to expect
Intel’s upcoming Core Alder Lake-S desktop processor has appeared on the SiSoft SANDRA benchmark database, as spotted by regular roving tech eye, TUM_APISAK.
The company’s 12th generation desktop chip is expected to be the first Hybrid desktop processor so it’ll be a little bit different from what we usually see. Alder Lake-S is a new microarchitecture so there’s no guarantee that it’s properly detected by the database. For instance, the information is suggesting that it has 16 cores and 32 threads while other reports suggest it’s more likely to be 24 threads. That suggests that the Gracemont cores don’t offer Hyperthreading which is why things are being misreported on Sandra.
Either way, we know that the 16 cores are an equal mixture of Golden Cove and Gracemont cores thanks to previous information from Intel. Effectively, it’s meant to work out as eight high-performance cores with eight smaller high-efficiency cores which should work well together.
The database entry also suggests clock speeds of around 1.4GHz, and…
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