rocket lake 11th gen cpu

It is time to say goodbye to Rocket Lake as Intel has announced plans to discontinue its 11th Generation Core ‘Rocket Lake’ processors, which are based on its 14nm-class process technology. The company will continue to supply these CPUs to its partners for a limited time, but the eventual goal is to phase them out completely. Additionally, Intel has announced that it will also phase out its 400 and 500-series chipsets for LGA1200 packaged processors.

Intel has advised its partners on February 6th to place their final orders on its 11th Generation Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, and Xeon W-series processors, as well as select 400 and 500-series chipsets for LGA1200 platforms by August 25, 2023. The final shipment of these products will be made by February 23, 2024. Giving little more than a year of supply for Rocket Lake. The company plans to keep Rocket Lake-based Xeon E-series CPUs for embedded applications around for a longer period, but the bulk of its Rocket Lake processors are expected to be discontinued by next year.

Rocket Lake processors for desktops have received mixed reactions from the market. On one hand, the processors are based on the Cypress Cove microarchitecture, which is derived from the Sunny Cove microarchitecture and features a Xe-powered integrated GPU. This is similar to Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake and Tiger Lake CPUs for mobile PCs and compact desktops. On the other hand, the Rocket Lake chips are made using a refined 14nm-class process technology, which is considered to be less advanced compared to the 10nm process technology used in Ice Lake and Tiger Lake processors.

This difference in the process technology has led to some controversy, as some users have argued that the Rocket Lake processors are not as advanced or efficient as their 10nm-based counterparts. However, the Rocket Lake processors are still widely considered to be powerful and capable products, and they have been popular among users and widely adopted.

Despite the controversy, Intel’s decision to discontinue the Rocket Lake processors and transition to newer and more advanced products is a logical step in the company’s ongoing efforts to stay ahead of the curve in the processor market. The company’s 10nm-based processors, as well as products from other companies, are likely to become increasingly popular as the market evolves and users seek out the latest and most advanced products.

By drewsly

For as long as I can remember, I had always had an interest in computers and games. It all started with the SNES and moving on to the Playstation 1. Eventually this passion evolved into PC gaming. With playing my first competitive game being Battlefield 2142 and then moving into COD4 Promod. I have always been a keen PC builder and enthusiast but couldn’t afford to go after this passion until later in life.

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