Intel Alder Lake-P With 14 Cores and 20 Threads For Laptops Surfaces Online In Geekbench listing

Intel’s first-ever CPU with the Hybrid Technology has surfaced online in the form of a Geekbench listing. The Intel Alder Lake-P packs 14 Cores and 20 Threads. The odd combination of the Cores and Threads is mainly due to the hybrid architecture utilizing Golden Cove high-performance cores and Gracemont power-saving cores.

Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs have begun appearing online. These are being manufactured on the 10nm Fabrication Process. Intel could launch these versatile CPUs in the second half of 2021. The latest Intel Alder Lake-P appears to be in the form of a Geekbench listing. Needless to add, these will be Intel’s first-ever processors to deviate from the traditional CPU Core Architecture.

Intel Alder Lake-P 14C/20T CPU Engineering Sample Leaks In Geekbench Listing:

The Intel Alder Lake’s P Series is expected to be the first high-end mobile series equipped with big.LITTLE Core Architecture. They will follow Lakefield CPUs which were designed for ultra-low power platforms.

Interestingly, the Geekbench listing claims the CPU has been able to reach 4.7 GHz clock speed. While the Boost Clock frequency is certainly impressive, the results are certainly not conclusive about the true performance of the Intel Alder Lake-P 14C/20T CPU.

It is not clear if the Boost Speeds are single-core or all-core. Experts suggest the unusually high speeds could be achieved by a single core. Moreover, this appears to be the maximum frequency. On average, the CPU has been running at 4.27 GHz. Secondly, raw speed is not the important attribute of the Intel Alder Lake’s P Series.

Although Intel has kept the Core Architecture and layout a secret, it is not difficult to speculate on the same. For the Intel Alder Lake-P to have 14 cores and 20 threads configuration, the CPU would have to pack 6 big cores and 8 small cores. Needless to add, only the performance or Big Cores will support Hyperthreading. Hence, the total number of threads is 6×2 + 8 = 20 Threads.

Intel Alder Lake-P 14C/20T CPU’s GPU Performance:

Interestingly, the Geekbench test listing focused on the integrated Xe Graphics rather than raw CPU processing power. The CPU’s integrated Intel Xe Iris MAX GPU has 96 Execution Units (GT2 graphics) clocked at 1.15 GHz. The iGPU scored 13446 points, which is quite close to GeForce GTX 660 Ti desktop. In other words, these aren’t very powerful GPUs. Nonetheless, they are far better than all iGPUs as well as the majority of the entry-level dGPUs for laptops.

Intel Alder Lake will surely be a huge test for the company. The CPUs, expected to arrive later this year, are not only manufactured on the 10nm Fabrication Process but could also be outsourced to TSMC. Moreover, these will be the first to ship with Hybrid Technology. It is not clear how well consumers will welcome the new method, which is quite common in smartphones.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.