Intel confirms 15th Gen Core “Arrow Lake”, Xeon “Granite Rapids” and “Sierra Forest” 2024 series

Published: 17th Feb 2022, 22:45 GMT   Comments

Intel confirms Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake

During Intel’s Investor’s Meeting 2022, the company’s CEO Pat Gelsinger confirmed three product series planned for the 2024 launch.

For the first time, Intel confirmed Arrow Lake will succeed Meteor Lake as a client product (Intel Core series). This is a 2024 product that will most likely utilize the same platform as Meteor Lake. The company plans to market Arrow Lake as the 15th Gen Core series, which confirms a year-to-year product release for consumers.

Intel Arrow Lake will utilize three process nodes: Intel 4, Intel 20A, and External N3 technology. For Lunar Lake, which supposedly launches in 2024+ (so 2025?), the company confirmed it will utilize Intel 18A and unnamed external technology.

Intel Core Series Roadmap, Source: Intel

Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Roadmap (RUMORED)
VideoCardzAlder LakeRaptor LakeMeteor LakeArrow LakeLunar LakeNova Lake
Launch DateQ4 2021Q4 2022Q2 202320242024+2026 (?)
Fabrication NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 4 & 20A
External N3
Intel 4 & 20A
External N3
Intel 18A
External
TBC
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRedwood CoveTBCLion CovePanther Cove
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontCrestmontTBCSkymontDarkmont
Graphics µArchGen12.2Gen12.2Gen 12.7TBCGen 13TBC
Max Core Count16 (8C+8c)24 (8C+16c)TBC40 (8C+32c)TBCTBC
SocketLGA1700LGA1700TBCTBCTBCTBC
Memory SupportDDR4/DDR5-4800DDR4/DDR5-5600DDR5TBCTBCTBC
PCIe GenPCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0TBCTBCTBC
Intel Core Series12th Gen Core13th Gen Core14th Gen Core15th Gen Core16th Gen Core17th Gen Core

Granite Rapids and Sierra Forest

Intel server processor series will see its development course into Performance and Efficient cores in 2024. Intel today confirmed the 2024 Granite Rapids and Sierra Forest series.

The former will succeed 2024 Emerald Rapids while Sierra Forest will be a new segment featuring Efficient cores exclusively. In other words, Xeon CPUs codenamed “Sierra Forest” will not utilize hybrid architecture but instead feature only one type of core. A somewhat similar approach to AMD Zen4 “Genoa/Bergamo” EPYC CPU series one should note.

According to Intel Granite Rapids and Sierra Forest will be manufactured using Intel 3 process technology.

Intel Xeon Roadmap,Source: Intel

  • Emerald Rapids: In 2023, Intel will deliver Emerald Rapids, the next-generation P-core processor on the Intel 7 process node. The processor will be a socket-compatible refresh to Sapphire Rapids, improving performance and extending the memory and security benefits in the existing platform, providing an easily adoptable and valuable upgrade for Intel’s customers.
  • Sierra Forest: As part of this new strategy, Intel presented for the first time details of Sierra Forest,[GA1] its new E-core-based Xeon processor for the data center. It will deliver performance-per-watt efficiency and unmatched density that bolsters total cost of ownership benefit. This new product, slated for 2024, is designed for the needs of Intel’s hyperscale customers as a purpose-built solution with a uniquely optimized core for cloud workloads.
  • Granite Rapids: Reinforcing its confidence in the health of the Intel 3 process node, Intel announced that it will upgrade Granite Rapids from Intel 4 to the Intel 3 process. This next-generation P-core Xeon product comes in 2024 and will solidify Intel’s leadership in the industry.

Intel does not name the Next-Gen Xeon series yet, but those should be Diamond Rapids.

Intel Xeon Series Roadmap
VideoCardzSapphire RapidsEmeralds RapidsGranite RapidsSierra ForestDiamond Rapids
Series4th Gen Xeon5th Gen Xeon6th Gen Xeon6th Gen Xeon7th Gen Xeon
Release Year20222023202420242025
PlatformEagle StreamEagle StreamBirch StreamBirch StreamTBC
Core µArchGolden CoveRedwood CovePerformance-CoreEfficient-CoreTBC
Fabrication NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 3Intel 3TBC
Max Cores56~64TBCTBCTBC
Max TDP350W~370WTBCTBCTBC
Max L3 Cache112MB120MBTBCTBCTBC
Memory Support8x DDR5-48008x DDR5-5600TBCTBCTBC
HBM Supportup to 64GB HBM2eTBCTBCTBCTBC
PCI ExpressPCIe 5/4, 80 lanesPCIe 5.0, 80 lanesTBCTBCTBC

Source: Intel




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