Intel’s New EVO Branding Leaked, CORE Branding Getting Overhauled Too

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Intel has trademarked some new and redesigned logos recently, rumored to be for Intel’s latest 12th gen “Alder Lake” lineup of CPUs. Fresh listings at the Justia Trademarks database were spotted by @momom_us. On one of the logos, Intel has revamped the logo for the Core branding for CPUs too. The updated version looks more minimalist, with the word Core in the middle and the tier of the processor at the bottom right corner.

The Evo powered by Core registration seems to be the most interesting one, as it is something never seen before. Evo is commonly used to refer to evolution, suggesting Intel has gone through the development process of making something simple into something more complex. Newly leaked information seems to confirm that the Intel’s 12th-Gen Gen Core EVO “Alder Lake” processors will work with DDR5 memory. While rumors about the DDR5 RAM were persistent, the latest news confirms the same.

While Intel’s 12th-Gen Alder Lake is apparently the first generation of CPUs to support DDR5 Memory, AMD, as well as Intel, are expected to shift to new platforms at the same time. The new CPUs are, according to the rumors, going to use the new LGA 1700 socket made for the Alder Lake CPUs. Moreover, the new CPU socket could mandate a new chipset for the lineup, possibly based on the as-yet unconfirmed 600 Series chipsets. Alder lake CPUs, however, are expected to be based on the same 14nm architecture.

Intel has trademarked some new and redesigned logos recently, rumored to be for Intel’s latest 12th gen “Alder Lake” lineup of CPUs. Fresh listings at the Justia Trademarks database were spotted by @momom_us. On one of the logos, Intel has revamped the logo for the Core branding for CPUs too. The updated version looks more minimalist, with the word Core in the middle and the tier of the processor at the bottom right corner.

The Evo powered by Core registration seems to be the most interesting one, as it is something never seen before. Evo is commonly used to refer to evolution, suggesting Intel has gone through the development process of making something simple into something more complex. Newly leaked information seems to confirm that the Intel’s 12th-Gen Gen Core EVO “Alder Lake” processors will work with DDR5 memory. While rumors about the DDR5 RAM were persistent, the latest news confirms the same.

While Intel’s 12th-Gen Alder Lake is apparently the first generation of CPUs to support DDR5 Memory, AMD, as well as Intel, are expected to shift to new platforms at the same time. The new CPUs are, according to the rumors, going to use the new LGA 1700 socket made for the Alder Lake CPUs. Moreover, the new CPU socket could mandate a new chipset for the lineup, possibly based on the as-yet unconfirmed 600 Series chipsets. Alder lake CPUs, however, are expected to be based on the same 14nm architecture.

The desktop side of Alder Lake, called Alder Lake S will have up to 125W TDP and up to 8 big cores + 8 small cores. Depending on whether or not you can use all cores simultaneously, this is either an 8 core design or a 12-ish core equivalent design in terms of power. The presence of small, highly power-efficient cores will allow the company to reduce standby and idle power consumption as well as menial loads (like light browsing etc).

According to the data posted by the source, Alder Lake series platforms would be:

  • Alder Lake-S
    • 8 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores with a GT1 GPU
    • 6 Big Cores + 0 Small Cores with a GT1 GPU
  • Alder Lake-P
    • 2 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores with a GT2 GPU
    • 6 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores with a GT2 GPU
  • Alder Lake-M
    • 2 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores with a GT2 GPU

There is also an Alder Lake P which could probably stand for the Atom Server series if older Intel P series SKUs are any indication. Servers that have a highly dynamic workload (think servers that can scale client loads) would also benefit from this technology as it would make scaling between light and heavy workloads more power-efficient.

An Intel Alder Lake M is also in the works which is likely going to be the mobility series. This is the one we are most excited about. The presence of light cores would allow the company to extend the battery lives of laptops significantly as they would no longer have to engage the heavy cores for light tasks.

Intel has a couple of upcoming product launches on its agenda, so there’s no telling when or if the chipmaker will use its new trademarks. We have Tiger Lake that might finally break cover on September 2, and then there’s Rocket Lake that could debut before the year is over. However, Alder Lake CPUs are not expected to launch until the second half of 2021. Intel has registered the new logos, but we can not expect the products for that to come anytime soon.

Intel has a couple of upcoming product launches on its agenda, so there’s no telling when or if the chipmaker will use its new trademarks. We have Tiger Lake that might finally break cover on September 2, and then there’s Rocket Lake that could debut before the year is over. However, Alder Lake CPUs are not expected to launch until the second half of 2021. Intel has registered the new logos, but we can not expect the products for that to come anytime soon.