For those who still don’t quite understand Intel’s new core design, we’ll summarize it. The E-Cores Named by the company, they are low consumption and are active if there is no load. When there is a load, such as games or Photoshop, the P-Coreswhich would be the nuclei “of all life”.
Intel aims to reach 32 cores in its processors
Currently, processors Intel Core 12a Generation they have a maximum of 8 E cores and 8 P cores. For the Intel 13a generationwhich is expected to arrive by the end of the year, is expected to h ave a maximum of 8 E-cores and 16 P-cores. Intel 14a generation
According to rumours, for Intel Core 15a Gen, he should reach the 8 E cores and the 32 P cores. This assumes a pool of 40 cores and 48 processing threads. We must remember that E-Cores do not support HyperThreading, so they have no processing threads.
The Core 15th Gen codename will be called Arrow Lake and are expected to hit the market in 2024. According to reports, they are expected to arrive in the 20A process, although there is also talk of TSMC’s N3 process. It seems like TSMC
For these Arrow Lakes, the use of the 20A process is planned, which will be the most advanced in the company. These processors will add new solutions, such as type transistors RibbonFET and the tracks PowerVia. Both elements should provide a performance boost of around 15% per watt.
Not much is known about this family of processors. Some time ago, Moore Law’s is Dead gave some additional information. The improvement in the CPI should be 10%. In addition, they should arrive with the new LGA2551 socketwhich will debut in 2023 with the arrival of Meteor Lake processors (Intel Core 14th Gen)
Excessive and possibly unnecessary increase in nuclei
We must keep in mind that by 2024 not only the Intel Arrow Lake will arrive, but also the AMD Zen6. As you well know, both companies are fighting very hard to be leaders in the processor market. By 2024, both companies would struggle in the market with 32 main processors. It is true that Intel has a certain advantage by offering 8 additional cores.
The truth is that increasing the number of cores is starting to get a bit absurd. For games, the important thing is not the number of cores, the important thing is the frequency. Few games, at the moment, are suited to run on multiple cores, but even so, frequency still matters.
Realistically, in most cases, 4-core processors are more than enough for everything. Those who are going to edit photos and/or videos, or who want to stream, the number of cores is important. But of course, these are rather special cases.