Intel recently held its Accelerated event where the company outlined its roadmap ahead till 2025 or so. Among the announcements was an updated nomenclature for its existing as well as upcoming process nodes. At the end of the presentation, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced that at the next company event dubbed 'Innovation', scheduled on October 27th-28th at San Francisco, more details would be shared.
Gelsinger stressed that the upcoming Innovation event would be "fully hybrid" as it can be attended in person and will also be live-streamed. And some believe the phrase was specifically uttered also to hint towards the fact that the event would be centered around Alder Lake which is expected to feature the firm's new "Big-Bigger" hybrid design.
In fact, igor'sLAB believes this is truly the case and according to its new report, Intel would allegedly start launching its Alder Lake enthusiast parts like Alder Lake-S comprising purported SKUs like the Core i9-12900K, the i7-12700K, and the i5-12600K alongside the next-gen high-end Z690 chipset-based motherboards from October 25 onwards. The KF-series processor models that have their integrated graphics disabled will also apparently be launched.
The report further adds however that non-overclockable parts (non-K) Core i9s, i7s, and i5s, and i3s would be arriving next year at CES. Midrange B660 as well as other lower-end chipset boards would also be arriving later. This report matches somewhat with a recent rumor of Alder Lake not arriving until next year but nothing is confirmed as of now. It will possibly get clearer once Intel shares more details at its Innovation event.
There have also been reports that the Alder Lake IMC will support both DDR5 and DDR4 DRAM. Apparently, the B660 and other entry-level chipset motherboards will retain DDR4 support while DDR5 is only reserved for higher-end Z690 and W680 boards. However, this feature is still not confirmed either.