Intel is developing a brand new CPU architecture from the ground up for its next-generation Lunar Lake processor family. And interestingly, the processors will be aimed at super-slim laptops, ensuring that these machines have some serious pep despite their size.
This is according to Ian Cutress on Twitter (via VideoCardz), who received word from Michelle Johnston Holthaus, Intel’s VP & GM of Client Computing, that Lunar Lake will be a completely new design from the ground up, with an all-new architecture built with performance per watt in mind.
In other words, efficiency will reign supreme, and running low on wattage will undoubtedly make Lunar Lake chips an ideal option for laptops while still delivering plenty of grunt. These processors are expected to arrive in late 2024 or 2025, according to rumours.
Cutress assures us that Intel will have more to say on the subject later this month, when the company’s financial results are released on January 26. So stay tuned, because we won’t have to wait long to learn more about what Lunar Lake processors will bring to the table.
During a press-only HotChips presentation last year, Intel revealed that the Lunar Lake family was designed with the 15W low-power mobile CPU segment in mind.
Because this is a multi-tiled chip design, the CPU will use a sub-20A node as its process technology, along with an external foundry node for various other IPs.
Surprisingly, the next-generation Meteor Lake appears to be heavily geared toward mobile performance, with rumours circulating that, due to a strong push for more efficiency cores, the maximum performance core count for the 14th generation may be limited to six. With Meteor Lake and Lunar Lake focusing on efficiency, it appears that Arrow Lake may be the only hope for those looking for a new heavyweight desktop (Core i9) processor in the near future.
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