- Jan 24, 2014
This wording isn't as specific as we'd like, Intel uses next-gen to describe a product gen as well. (eg: 10th gen uses same uarch as 6th gen, yet clocks improved dramatically) The difference is we didn't have a word for big cores at the time, so we were indeed specific when referencing cores in leaks.Hold on now, Ian specifically says "Next-gen" Atom cores here.
Ian Cutress himself wasn't 100% sure whether this is RPL or MTL as proven by a subsequent tweet:
Anyway, while it does make more sense to see a gradual increase in E-core clocks with each product gen, with a minor jump on RPL since uarch stays the same, Intel is very hungry for performance these days so IMHO anything is on the table. Even if 4.5+Ghz target is for MTL, it signals Intel's strategy on the desktop, meaning they will push as far as possible with RPL too.I'm beginning to think so too from the detail I have
12900KS is already doing 4Ghz on E-cores.