Intel previously confirmed that it intends to release the Alder Lake series of desktop processors by the end of next year. This will be an important milestone for the chipmaker as the company finally ditches its long-laughed, 14nm manufacturing process. Alder Lake will also be the first architecture to support the DDR5 memory standard and possibly the PCIe 5.0 interface standard.
Equally important, Intel will bring a new hybrid computing core architecture to market with the Alder Lake line. Energy efficient (small) and high-performance (large) cores will coexist in one processor. And we can already observe the result of such a combination in the Geekbench test suite database – the unnamed Intel Alder Lake-S processor includes 16 processing cores and supports 24 instruction streams. The 2x ratio of the number of cores to threads is not applicable in this case since small cores do not support hyperthreading.
According to the available data, the base frequency of the processor is 1.38 GHz. This could be the frequency of the energy-efficient cores. But the maximum frequency is fixed at an extremely high value of 17.6 GHz. Obviously, this is an error describing the Turbo frequency of the same cores, but this value should be divided by 10 or 8. The test software is most likely not yet able to properly process information from the Alder Lake processors. The tested processor has 8 large cores, 8 small cores, 30 MB L3 cache, and 1.25 MB L2 cache per core.
The Alder Lake processor’s performance test is not very impressive: 996 points in single-core mode and 6931 points in multi-core mode.
A source: videocardz