Intel introduced and announced a large number of chips during CES 2021. In addition to the desktop line, the company also hinted at several models intended for mobile devices.
Alder Lake is a platform that will compete on the market with the Apple ARM M1 chip. Intel points out that Alder Lake uses a hybrid architecture, similar to ARM BIG.little, by implementing high-performance cores along with cores that have efficient consumption. However, Intel wants this platform to be the basis for future desktop and notebook processors instead of focusing on mobile platforms.
Alder Lake chips are expected to hit the market during the second half of the year and will use an improved version of the 10nm SuperFin manufacturing process. The Alder Lake will be part of the 12th generation Intel processor.
As part of the current 11th generation, Intel has hinted at Tiger Lake 35W and 45W processors for laptops. These are processors that can reach 5.0GHz clock speeds, have up to eight cores, and support Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 / 6E, and PCIe Gen 4.
Finally, Intel also released Tiger Lake for business users, within two lines - vPro and Evo vPro. Both variants offer enhanced security and common business segment features.
The mentioned Tiger Lake chips are expected on the market during the first quarter of this year, while the Alder Lake models will arrive in the second half of the year.