Intel Announces The New 11th Gen “Rocker Lake” Desktop Processor
If you are planning to upgrade your pc, I suggest you wait next year because Intel just announced that they will release the 11th Gen “Rocket Lake” Desktop Processors lineup. It will arrive during the 1st quarter of 2021. The Rocket Lake CPU’s supports PCIe 4.0 and will still continue to target gamers as their primary market.
Since the company didn’t announced more details about the Rocket Lake but it has been a rumor long ago. The upcoming CPUs are expected to share the motherboard socket with the Comet Lake CPU’s making them compatible. New motherboards will be launched, existing models might be able to leverage partially with PCIe 4.0 when used with a Rocker Lake CPU.
It is rumored that Rocker Lake will support Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 and Intel’s new Xe integrated graphics. It is expected that the Core i9 and Core i7 models will reach turbo speeds to 5GHz and above.
The announcement is not a coincidence
AMD just unveiled its next-generation “Zen 3” architecture. AMD has supported the PCIe 4.0 since they launched Ryzen 3000 series, which is based on the Zen 2 architecture and manufactured on a 7nm process. AMD is the main competitor for Intel, so launching the new processor really make sense.