TUM_APISAK has taken through its Twitter handle to break the news of intel’s mysterious 24C/24T chip. The 24C / 24T chip is codenamed Genuine Intel(R) 0000, indicating that it is an engineering sample.

Twitter reads: “A mysterious 24-core Intel processor has just appeared in the PassMark database, and it may be a sample of Alder Lake or Raptor Lake.”

If the chip isn’t a database false alert, it could represent a prototype of the future hybrid architecture.

It was added to the PassMark database in the second quarter of 2021, however, everyone seems to be more interested in the basic configuration. After all, no Alder Lake member has yet to achieve the scale of 24C / 24T.

Even the top-of-the-line Alder Lake CPU is essentially a mix of 8C / 16T Golden Cove high-performance cores and 8C / 8T Gracemont energy-saving cores (16C / 24T total).

If this chip is from the Alder Lake family, it’s either an early configuration that we don’t know about, or PassMark can’t figure out how many physical cores/threads it has.

WCCFTech, on the other hand, said that the chip could be part of the next-generation Raptor Lake processor. It remains to be seen whether Intel intends to expand the number of cores and threads.

According to the current state of knowledge, the 24C / 24T chip is more akin to a PassMark recognition error. Overclocking under liquid nitrogen (LN2) conditions is most likely how the frequency of 5.9 GHz was measured.

The chip also supports the AVX-512 instruction set and has similar performance to the 10th-generation Comet Lake-S, albeit this could be due to the fact that it runs at a lower frequency than claimed.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, Intel will release Alder Lake desktop CPUs. PCIe 5.0, DDR5 memory, and a hybrid core architecture will be available on mainstream consumer platforms, and Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system is working hard to prepare for it.