Intel’s 2024 Arrow Lake-S desktop CPUs to feature up to 24 cores and support DDR5-6400 memory

Published: Mar 17th 2023, 08:48 GMT   Comments

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Intel 14th Gen Core Series rumors

Intel is renaming and shifting its next-gen desktop product stack, claims a new rumor from Benchlife

A rumor alleges that Intel might have changed its plans for the Meteor Lake-S CPU architecture. The product which was expected between late 2023 and early 2024 is now said to be replaced by Arrow Lake-S. Both architectures were previously mentioned to use LGA-1851 socket and that has not changed, in fact, Benchlife were first to leak an Intel slide clearly mentioning “ARL/MTL-S” codenames, as shown below.

What is said, however is that a 6P+16E configuration of Meteor Lake-S might indeed be canceled. The company is allegedly planning Arrow Lake-S with 8P+16E config for the new series instead, which is to launch alongside Intel’s new 800-series chipsets.

There may have been some changes in Intel’s product planning for desktop computers. The previously rumored Meteor Lake-S, which was expected to launch in the first half of 2024, may be renamed Arrow Lake-S and paired with the Intel 800 series chipset. Both Meteor Lake-S and Arrow Lake-S use the Intel LGA 1851 socket. According to the source, Arrow Lake-S will maintain a maximum 8P+16E core configuration, while the 6P+16E configuration for MTL-S will be canceled.

— Benchlife

Previously leaked details on Intel LGA-1851 socket, Source: Benchlife

The article goes through the details, explaining that three consumer chipsets are now planned: Z890, B860 and H810, while H870 is supposedly canceled. Furthermore, Intel should launch W880 and Q870 chipsets for entry-level workstations.  It is said that 800 series chipsets equipped with Arrow Lake-S CPU may support up to 60 PCIe lanes/HSIO channels. According to this report, the CPU will have 26 channels, more than what was expected from Meteor Lake-S (24), as reported last month.

The Intel 800 series chipset includes three chipsets: Z890, B860, and H810, while H870 has been canceled. W880 and Q870 are targeted at entry-level workstations and commercial markets, respectively, and both support Intel vPro technology. Arrow Lake-S will fully support DDR5 memory, with a maximum memory speed of DDR5-6400 MT/s and a maximum capacity of 48GB per module.

It has been confirmed that the previously reported change in PCIe channel numbers is correct. The Z890 platform can have up to 60 Total HSIO channels, including 26 from the CPU and 34 from the PCH. The B860 and H810 platforms have a maximum of 44 and 32 HSIO, respectively. The DMI 4.0 channel numbers for Intel Z890, W880, and Q870 are 8, while B860 and H810 only have 4.

It is unclear whether these changes in desktop computer planning signify that Intel’s 20A process has completed relevant processes, as Arrow Lake-S uses this process. The expected launch date is in the first half of 2024.

— Benchlife

Clearly there are still many rumors on Intel 14th Gen Core series and nothing seems to be set in stone yet. By the time Intel releases its next-gen platform, we should still get a refresh of Raptor Lake CPUs somewhere later this year. However, it is clear that Intel has no plans to support LGA1700 socket for much longer than 2023.

RUMORED Intel CPU Architectures
VideoCardzIntel 12th Gen CoreIntel 13th Gen CoreIntel 14th Gen Core
Series CodenameAlder Lake-SRaptor Lake-S
Raptor Lake-R
Meteor Lake-S (?)
Arrow Lake-S
Launch Date2021-20222022-20232024 (?)
CPU NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 4 / Intel 20A
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRedwood Cove / Lion Cove
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontCrestmont / Skymont
Graphics µArchXe-LPXe-LPXe-LPG
CPU Core Countup to 16 (8P+8E)up to 24 (8P+16E)up to 24 (8P+16E)
GPU Core Countup to 96 EUup to 96 EUup to 128 / 320 EU
Desktop SocketLGA-1700LGA-1700LGA-1851
Memory SupportDDR4-3200
PCIe GenPCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0

Source: Benchlife

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