Apparently some German vendor jumped the gun on Rock Lake but Intel has posted March 30 for Rocket Lake processors. Z590 motherboards are available now and processors will be available March 30.
- Architecture: Cypress Cove (based on Ice Lake core)
- Max core count: 8 cores | 16 threads
- Raw performance: 19 percent IPC increase over last gen CPUs
- Gaming performance: Higher than AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Cypress Cove is something of a blended architecture: a little bit of the Ice Lake, a pinch of Intel Xe, and served chilled over the 14nm process node. The big feature is the move to PCIe 4.0.
Intel has been late with better performing devices to win back market share in the desktop market.