The Intel Alder Lake CPU roadmap for laptops has leaked and shows some amazing specs

The Intel Alder Lake CPU roadmap for laptops has leaked and shows some amazing specs

Given that these features are likely to appear in Alder Lake-S processors like the Intel Core i9-12900K, this makes sense, though we don’t know why Intel wouldn’t just include PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 in its ultraportable-class chips, too.

Intel Alder Lake-M processors, according to this leak, will supposedly replace the current-generation U-series chips found in laptops like the Dell XPS 13, with 7-15W SKUs meant for smaller mobile devices. Alder Lake-P, on the other hand, will supposedly support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 and will be behind the H-series chips.

Highlights

  • Also just like Alder Lake-S, it’s likely that these processors will also use a big.LITTLE hybrid design. That means we could potentially see CPUs with up to 14 cores in a laptop with these 12th-gen processors, but it would be similar to the Apple M1, with some larger high-performance cores and some smaller high-efficiency cores. So we don’t know how well that will actually translate to CPU performance.