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Z690s are getting closer

Z690s are getting closer

Difficult to anticipate things these last months but if everything goes well, we should see on the second part of this year, the family of processors Intel Alder Lake-S on the market. A new range of processors that will be a milestone at Intel with a real technological breakthrough and the arrival of the PCI-Express 5.0 interface and DDR5. A new family of chipsets will obviously be there with a Z690 at its peak.

In a sign that things seem to be on the right track for the arrival of this new generation, the HWiNFO diagnostic software reveals in its latest update that it has preliminary support for “some” Asus Z690 motherboards, as well as the high-end Asus ROG Maximus XIVseries motherboards.

If you look a little bit, you can even find traces of the processors Raptor Lake-S ( a refresh of Alder Lake ).

Remember that Alder Lake will offer a surprising configuration of 16 cores divided into 8 high-performance cores (Golden Cove) and 8 energy-efficient cores (Gracemont). All this will give us a total of 16 cores and 24 threads, since the Golden Cove cores integrate HyperThreading to add but not the Golden Cove cores.

Intel Alder Lake-S

Image source: Wccftech

The Golden Cove cores would offer a CPI improvement of up to 20% compared to Cypress Cove found on Rocket Lake-S. The whole would benefit from an optimized 10nm engraving. Finally, this Z690 and the 6xx range of chipsets, would be compatible with Raptor Lake-S even if it will also be necessary to count on a 7xx series of motherboards.

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