Intel Rocket Lake-S / Cypress Cove Architecture Detailed

Today, Intel released some new information on the upcoming 11th Gen Core S-series desktop processors that they will launch in Q1 2021. These 11th Gen chips bring with them a new architecture, Cypress Cove. Per Intel, this new architecture is “designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance​.” One key item that Intel confirmed today is that we can expect double-digit improvement in IPC over the 10th Gen processors. Some additional information can be found below.

  • New Cypress Cove architecture featuring Ice Lake Core architecture and Tiger Lake Graphics architecture.
  • Double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement.3
  • Better gen-over-gen performance.
  • Up to 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes4 for more configuration flexibility.
  • Enhanced Intel UHD graphics featuring Intel Xe Graphics architecture.
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video, offering better video transcoding and hardware acceleration for latest codecs.
  • New overclocking features5 for more flexible tuning performance.
  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost and VNNI support​.

11th Gen Intel Core S-Series Architecture Slide Deck
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