Intel has some new logos for its processors, or at the very least there are some trademark filings for them, and a brand new model has popped up amongst these – a sure Intel Evo range, which might, theoretically, be Alder Lake (12th-gen) desktop CPUs.
This was spotted by PC Gamer, with the brand new Intel logos showing on the Justia Emblems database, and prolific leaker @momomo_us highlighting the Intel Evo brand on Twitter.
As you may see, the emblem is ‘Intel Evo powered by Core’, referring to Intel’s present Core vary. So the speculation, then, as floated by PC Gamer, is that Evo might be the name for Intel’s incoming Alder Lake CPUs, that are rumored to be a radical change in comparison with present silicon.
Speculation has it – and bear in mind, this nonetheless isn’t confirmed – that 12th-gen Alder Lake (the technology following the next-gen, which can be Rocket Lake) will change to a system of massive and small cores, primarily the previous being Intel’s regular CPU cores, and the latter being low-power affairs that are far more environmentally friendly.
A name change would make sense for such an enormous architectural transfer, and the truth that Evo is ‘powered by Core’ again matches – the massive cores are commonplace Core affairs and are nonetheless current alongside the little ones. (There’s nonetheless plenty of debate about what it will imply for desktop processors – whereas there are clear benefits to low-power cores in laptop computer situations, given battery longevity, it’s not so apparent what this brings to the desktop environment.)
The brand additionally options massive and little squares (black and gray colored respectively), which once more might be one other trace of a big. LITTLE-style structure.
Pushing the boundaries
At any price, we’re getting rather ahead of ourselves right here. The whole lot round Alder Lake stays hypothesis, and this Evo theorizing is much more speculative, pushing the rumor boundaries for positive – however nonetheless, the items appear to slot in an intriguingly tidy method.
As for the brand new Intel logos for present merchandise, the corporate is outwardly abandoning the ringed Intel brand for a sq. model which is extra streamlined and plainer (extra boring, some may argue, however very a lot in step with a number of modern design philosophy).
Personally, we’re not vastly eager, however after all it is a subjective matter. The chip large additionally has a brand new ‘Intel Inside’ brand on the boil, too, however, all of this assumes that these trademarked efforts will truly be utilized by the corporate, which nonetheless stays to be seen.