2 years after its launch, the Rocket Lake range at the “end of life” at Intel
” It is the story of a processor who falls and who, as he falls, repeats himself constantly to reassure himself: so far, so good… »
Our colleagues from VideoCardz report that Intel has just started the “end of life” process for its 11e generation of processors.
19% more CPI
Remember, in May 2021, Intel was entangled in endless problems maturing its new engraving process (the 10 nm). As if to occupy the land, the American company decided to launch Rocket Lake.
The new generation of processors retained the LGA1200 socket of its ancestor Comet Lake as well as the 14 nm FinFET engraving process, while several competitors were already switching to 7 nm thanks to the progress made in this area by TSMC.
For some, Rocket Lake was the swansong of a breathless technology kept alive by a manufacturer with a breakdown in innovation. For others, it is still a significant gain in CPI (+19%) compared to the previous generation.
End of CPUs and associated chipsets
Still, for some as for the others, there is no longer any real reason to debate. Intel has just initiated what English speakers are accustomed to calling “Product Discontinuance” or “End of Life”, which is about the same thing.
Less than 2 years after its launch, the Rocket Lake range therefore bows out with an end-of-life process initiated on February 6 and which should be spread over time to culminate, on February 23, 2024, in the shipment of the last Rocket Lake processors.
We will also remember this range as the first to introduce the Thermal Velocity Boost which is now generalized at Intel. For good measure, the company is also placing the chipsets associated with this generation, the Intel 400 and Intel 500, at the end of their life.
Source : VideoCardz