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Intel’s new EVO branding leaked, CORE branding is also being overhauled

It seems that Intel is preparing to roll out a new branding for its regular processors under the name EVO. The trademark was noticed by the Twitterati and are widely believed to represent the company’s upcoming Alder Lake platform. We can also speculate that the EVO designation has something to do with the word “evolution” because of the drastic shift to major and minor cores that Intel will roll out with Alder Lake. A compilation of the trademarks is made available by Videocardz.com

Intel EVO processors: Alder Lake CPUs with large and small cores?

Intel has been using traditional branding for quite some time, and the new spotted trademarks seem to reflect an aesthetic change in the company’s brand identity. The distinctive arches surrounding the Intel logo have disappeared, and a minimalist and modern-looking Intel logo stands instead. As you can see, it’s not just the branding of the EVO series that has received this treatment – virtually all Intel logos will be updated.

A compilation of the old Intel logos, courtesy of Videocardz.com

The “i” marks have now been moved to the lower right corner and will make the overall design more square than before. Given that there are both Intel CORE and Intel EVO models, it may be [warning: speculation] the i3 series doesn’t get the big minor treatment and only i5s and above will receive it [/speculation]. Alder Lake is slated to arrive in 2H 2021 and will coincide with a massive shift in Intel’s operations and structures as it contacts third-party foundries to keep pace with the industry.

Intel gets new EVO branding. Compilation courtesy of Videocardz.com

Alder Lake could become a game changer for battery life as the company can use the small cores to save energy and drastically extend battery life compared to traditional large cores AMD and Intel so far have used in laptops. Do you know how long smartphones last? Well, they use the exact same technique and we might be looking at laptops that last up to over 2 days without charging with this technology. Innovation is always good for the market, and with the tough competition Intel faces, we expect the price to be great for this too.

Summary: Intel Alder Lake CPU configurations:

The desktop side of Alder Lake, called Alder Lake S, has up to 125W TDP and up to 8 large cores + 8 small cores. Depending on whether or not you can use all cores at the same time, this is either an 8-core design or a 12-core equivalent design in terms of power. The presence of small, highly energy-efficient cores allows the company to reduce standby and inactivity consumption and insignificant loads (such as 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
  • Els Lake-P
    • 2 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores with a GT2 GPU
    • 6 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores with a GT2 GPU
  • Els Lake-M
    • 2 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores with a GT2 GPU

There’s also an Alder Lake P that could likely stand for the Atom Server series if older Intel P series SKUs are any indication. Servers with a very dynamic workload (think servers that can scale client loads) would also benefit from this technology, as scaling between light and heavy workloads would make it more energy efficient.

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

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