As we well know, the premiere of the flagship Intel Alder Lake processors is waiting for us this year. Previous reports indicate that it will be built in a new 10nm technological process, will support DDR5 memory, and will provide a new level of performance resulting from the specific chip architecture (segmentation into small and large cores). However, each series of Intel processors consists not only of mainstream consumer chips, but also vPro modules, which, among other things, are distinguished by additional security or the possibility of remote management. As reported by VideoCardz, business customers will have to wait a little longer for the new generation of Core chips. Their premiere is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.
It’s worth noting that these roadmaps for Intel Alder Lake vPro series systems are coming in a few months ago. During this time, the producer managed to slightly adjust his plans.
Intel Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, Core i5-12600K – Initial Specifications for 12th Generation Intel Alder Lake-S Processors
The roadmap below is obviously not the most recent, but the revision date mentioned on the slide at least confirms it’s from this year (January 16, 2021 to be exact). Although the graphics quality is not the highest, we can read from them that Alder Lake-S and Alder Lake-P processors for enterprise customers (ie from the vPro series) will appear in the first quarter of 2022. Alder Lake-S is of course a desktop version – Based on the revealed Core i9-12900K specs – it will provide up to 8 large cores and 8 small cores. Alder Lake-P are mobile systems with up to 6 large cores and 8 small cores.
It’s also worth paying attention to the slide below, which shows that Intel Alder Lake-S/P/M vPro processors should be supported by Windows 10 20H2 at least until 2023. However, this data comes from a time when Windows 11 was still Unknown and no one expected his arrival. So you need to keep in mind that for a few months after creating these graphics, the manufacturer’s plans may have changed a little.