According to current leaks, Intel’s new 11th Gen processors and 500 series motherboards will be announced at CES 2021, which will be held from January 11-14. Even if the Z590 motherboard models go on sale, the processors may go on sale in mid-March.

It was confirmed that Intel 11th Generation Rocket Lake-S desktop processors will arrive in the first quarter of 2021. When we looked at previous leaks, it was mentioned about a launch in March. According to Wccftech, the entire Rocket Lake desktop lineup will be introduced with Z590 motherboards at CES 2021.

According to information obtained from secret sources, the Rocket Lake platform will consist of 11th generation processors and 500 series motherboards. Apparently, with the promotion at the presentation, Z590 chipsets prepared by the manufacturers will start to go on sale, so a green light will come from Intel. On the other hand, it is said that the CPUs that will come with Cypress Cove cores will go on retail sale a few months later.

In fact, the door goes back to the dates we gave in the past. In other words, even if the promotion is made, we will not see 11th generation processors going on retail sale until March. Even the date has been given. The first embargo will end on March 1, and reviews will likely begin posting on that date. Pre-orders may start on this date, but CPUs are not expected to reach consumers until the second embargo, which ended on March 19, is lifted.

Rocket Lake-S Platform Features
New Cypress Cove Cores: Cypress Cove cores, which are the backport of 10nm Willow Cove cores and based on 14 nm production, will play a key role for new processors. Intel is expected to focus a lot on IPC gains.
New Memory Controller: DDR4-3200 MHz local memory support can be provided as a result of the improvements made in the memory controller in the CPU.
PCIe 4.0 Support: We have mentioned many times that PCIe Gen 4 technology will be enabled with new processors.
PCIe Lanes: With 4 newly added PCIe lanes, the CPU will have a total of 40 PCIe lanes. Thus, users will be able to benefit from high speed PCIe 4.0 SSDs. In addition, external graphics cards will take advantage of this wide data bus.
Xe Graphics: Xe graphics developed by Intel will also be integrated into the new Rocket Lake CPUs. There are performance gains of up to 50% compared to the old generation graphics architecture.
New Media Encoders: HEVC, VP9 and SSC support up to 4K60 FPS. However, AV1 support up to 4K 60 FPS.
Screen Resolution: Support up to 3 4K60 or 2 5K60 displays. Support for DisplayPort 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b and HBR3.
Intel Deep Learning Boost: Acceleration technology that supports AI workloads.

See Also
Rocket Lake-S Support Confirmed on Z490 Motherboards

Architectural Improvements
IPC improvements with new processor architecture.
Integrated Xe Graphics.
Advanced overclocking capability and features.
Up to 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes.
Intel Deep Learning Boost and VNNI support.
Integrated USB 3.2 Gen2x2 connection interface.
New Intel 500 series chipsets / motherboards.

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