Next-Gen desktop platform: Intel Meteor Lake-S up to 65W and Arrow Lake-S up to 125W
Intel is now displaying products for the yet unannounced LGA-1851 desktop socket.
It has been a while since there was any leak on the potential Meteor Lake-S desktop series, apart from rumors about its cancellation. The next-gen Intel Core series are likely primarily based on Raptor Lake Refresh, but Meteor Lake update should not be completely off the table just yet. In fact, the device now displayed on Intel website appears to confirm earlier leaks about the name of the socket, the LGA-1851.
The purpose of this product is not exactly clear, but given what we know about VR Test Tools, this should be part of a more complex test unit that automates the collection of processors power delivery test data, and it populates collected data into a spreadsheet. The LGA-1851 interposer could simply extend the capability of the existing Gen5 VR test tool to newer desktop CPU.
The 14th Gen Core series should include Meteor Lake-S CPUs and what is becoming more clear also the Arrow Lake-S, that’s according to the leak from @SquashBionic.
The chart listing the upcoming Core-S series (desktop) appears to confirm that the Meteor Lake-S will only be offered up to Core i5 series and 65W, while Core i9 will be based on Arrow Lake-S. Both products would utilize the same LGA-1851 socket.
The recently discussed Intel 800 series chipset is also confirmed both products with nearly the same requirements for VR phase as the LGA-1700 platform. The new platform would now exclusively support DDR5 memory, meaning that the end of the road for hybrid DDR4/5 systems.