Intel first professional mining card “Bonanza Lake” debuts
Intel first professional mining card “Bonanza Lake” debuts.
NVIDIA and AMD sell graphics cards as “mining cards”, and they are very happy to make money.
Intel is also entering independent graphics cards, and it has made it clear that it does not exclude mining cards.
In fact, Intel is still developing a special “mining card”, the first product is an ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit), code-named “Bonanza Lake” – Bonanza itself means rich ore vein, this code name is really good.
Compared with GPUs originally designed for graphics rendering, fixed-function ASICs are more suitable for performing certain workloads, including mining, which can achieve higher performance, energy consumption ratio, and cost-effectiveness, and are more attractive to miners.
Intel Bonanza Lake is naturally not transformed from the high-performance computing Xe HPC GPU, or based on FPGA reprogramming, but is specially redeveloped for mining.
Officials say that it has ultra-low voltage and ultra-low power consumption, which is very suitable for mining Bitcoin.
More details are temporarily unknown, and Intel will officially introduce it at the ISCC 2022 International Solid-State Circuits Conference on February 20.
Information about Rocket Lake
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Rocket Lake is Intel’s codename for its 11th generation Core microprocessors. Released on March 30, 2021, it is based on the new Cypress Cove microarchitecture, a variant of Sunny Cove (used by Intel’s Ice Lake mobile processors) backported to Intel’s 14 nm process node. Rocket Lake cores contain significantly more transistors than Skylake-derived Comet Lake cores.
Rocket Lake features the same LGA 1200 socket and 400-series chipset compatibility as Comet Lake, except H410 and B460 chipsets. It is accompanied by new 500-series chipsets as well.
Rocket Lake has up to eight cores, down from 10 cores for Comet Lake. It features Intel Xe graphics, and PCIe 4.0 support. Only a single M.2 drive is supported in PCI-E 4.0 mode, all the rest are wired via PCI-E 3.0.
Intel officially launched the Rocket Lake desktop family on March 16, 2021 with sales commencing on March 30.
The 11th generation Core i3, as well as Rocket Lake-based Pentium Gold and Celeron CPUs were not included along with the higher-end models; instead, Intel launched refreshed models for Comet Lake Core i3 and Pentium Gold CPUs.
These processors have the same characteristics as their original parts, albeit with a 100MHz higher frequency and the last digit of their model numbers changing from zero to five.
Intel also released Tiger Lake processors as part of the 11th generation lineup in the desktop/NUC and tablet market. Such processors have the new B suffix in the model names.