As Intel has already revealed, the next-generation chips will match AMD’s latest CPUs, adding PCIe 4.0 and supporting up to 20 PCIe 4.0 channels. This will support faster SSDs and other peripherals. Intel has also enhanced the memory controller by supporting memory speeds up to DDR4-3200.
Other new features will include support for new media controllers, including up to 4K60p 12-bit 4:4:4 HEVC (VP9) and 4K60 10-bit 4:2:0 AV1. The system with this chip will also support DP1.4a, HDMI 2.0b and HBR3, with up to three 4K60p or two 5K60p displays. Finally, Intel added VNNI to improve AI performance.
Rocket Lake should allow Intel to catch up with AMD at least until its 1