The first-generation Lakefield Intel Core / Atom hybrid architecture processor quietly entered the Samsung Galaxy Book S and other thin-and-light products and went on sale.
The latest patch submitted by Intel for the Linux kernel re-confirms that Alder Lake, the 12th generation kernel, also continues the Big.LITTLE Core / Atom hybrid architecture. This is a first for the desktop platform (Lakefield is only used for the Mobile Voltage platform).
According to previous information, the large core of Alder Lake is the large core of Golden Bay and the small core of Gracemont. Which provides 8 + 8, 6 + 8, 2 + 8, 6 + 0, and other various combinations. That is, the maximum can relate to 16. Speaking about nuclear and industrial processes, they say that part of the processor is 10 nm, and part of the GPU is up to 14 nm.
Unfortunately, when combined with information in the SiSoftware database. Alder Lake still uses DDR4 memory.
Of course, using large and small cores on a desktop computer may also require market testing. It is including key metrics such as compatibility, security, and energy efficiency.