News AIDA64 Hints Intel's Return To HEDT Market With Alder Lake-X

hotaru251

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honestly would welcome it back (as competition keeps prices lower) but....12900k already has thermal issues & there are still cases where e cores don't play nice still (so potential issue at least in some cases)
 

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honestly would welcome it back (as competition keeps prices lower) but....12900k already has thermal issues & there are still cases where e cores don't play nice still (so potential issue at least in some cases)
Would have to think the X version will do away with the e cores, which would also allow Intel to bring back AVX 512. Previous gen Cascade Lake X has a 165TDP and overclocking could send power usage into the stratosphere. Threadripper TDP tops out a 280W. HEDT is accustomed to high power usage.
 

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Intel will add 8 more E-cores on Raptor Lake while remaining on the same Intel-7 process used on Alder Lake, so I presume they could create a 24 core Alder Lake HEDT. Or maybe drop to 6 P cores and add 16 E-cores.

I haven't seen much about a SPR-X/Fishhawk Falls HEDT/workstation since the initial rumors.
 

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On one hand, it would be nice to see a P core only HEDT version of Alder Lake with AVX512. On the other hand, desktop ADL can use 300+ watts with only 8 P cores enabled. I would guess higher count counts with AVX512 would require MUCH lower clock speeds to make it practical, and I'm not sure how competitive that would end up being.
 

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