Only Intel Core Ultra 9 series will feature 45W TDP, claims leaker
As reported by 金猪升级包 (translated Golden Pig Upgrade), Intel has abandoned its plans for the Core-P series, which was a focal point of the Alder/Raptor Lake series. Instead, the upcoming Core 100H segment is set to introduce two distinct thermal design power (TDP) ranges.
It appears that the Intel Core 100 series naming and tiering system is becoming increasingly complex. In addition to the Raptor Lake Refresh and Meteor Lake chips, the series will now combine varying power tiers within tiers. Notably, it is suggested that the supposed Core 100P models, which were expected to feature a default 28W TDP, will be absent in this generation. The report indicates that they will be succeeded by the Core Ultra 5 and Core Ultra 7 processors, both integral parts of the Meteor Lake-H series.
This move echoes Intel’s previous segmentation strategy observed in the Rocket Lake series, where two distinct tiers, H35 and H45 (or simply H), were introduced. However, in the case of Meteor Lake-H, the Core Ultra 7 and 9 processors share the same core count but differ in terms of clock speeds and TDPs.
In practical terms, the shift in Intel’s strategy suggests that lightweight laptops equipped with the Intel Core 100 Ultra series will likely incorporate Core 5/7 SKUs. On the other hand, systems intended for more demanding tasks such as powerful workstations and potentially gaming setups would be better suited with the Core Ultra 9 SKUs.
Earlier reports have indicated that Intel is also in the process of developing the U15 and U9 series, characterized by default TDPs of 15W and 9W, respectively. These models will follow the conventional U designation, which is usually used for low-power CPU series.
Intel will officially launch its Core 100 series on December 14th.
|Intel Core 100 Series (Rumored) Specifications|
|Base Clock||Boost Clocks||TDP|
|Core Ultra 9 185H|
|Core Ultra 7 165H|
|Core Ultra 7 155H|
|Core Ultra 5 135H|
|Core Ultra 5 125H|
|Core Ultra 7 155U||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Core Ultra 5 125U||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Core 7 150U|
|Core Ultra 7 164U||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Core Ultra 5 134U||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|