Intel confirms Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake-HX and Arrow Lake-H CPUs on track for fourth-quarter launch for desktop and laptop PCs

Intel has confirmed that the next generation Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake-HX and Arrow Lake-H CPUs for desktops and laptops are on track for launch in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Intel Arrow Lake CPUs are heading to desktops and laptops with a hard launch planned for Q4 2024

Intel appears to be accelerating its own roadmap for desktops and laptops, with Lunar Lake CPUs coming in the next quarter (Q3), as we reported here, and Arrow Lake, the more performance-focused chips, heading for a launch in the fourth quarter of 2024, targeting both desktop and desktop computers. laptop PCs.

During the preview, Intel shared some details about Arrow Lake CPUs that will be available in Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake-HX, and Arrow Lake-H variants. According to the blue team, Arrow Lake CPUs will start rolling out in the fourth quarter of 2024, with a proper debut expected to take place at Computex 2024, which is just a few weeks away.

In the preview, Intel gave a brief teaser of its next-generation Arrow Lake-S “Core Ultra 200” desktop CPU and the chip we’re looking at confirms that the package will once again be a monolithic design, but will feature multiple tiles. The tiles include the CPU, GPU, SOC, and IO tiles. The largest tiles are the CPU and SOC tiles, the large rectangular ones at the bottom and the square ones in the middle. It also features a dummy tile that is also present on the Lunar Lake CPU.

As far as we can tell, the Intel Arrow Lake-S CPU chip shown here is an 8+16 design with 8 P-Cores based on the Lion Cove core architecture and a total of 16 E-Cores based on the Skymont design. It should also include at least four Low-Power Crestmont E-Cores on the SOC Tile. the GPU tile has at least 2 or 4 Xe cores based on the Xe-LPG “Alchemist” graphics architecture.

Intel is expected to launch at least 13 SKUs under its Arrow Lake-S “Core Ultra 200” CPU line. These include the top unlocked “K” series chips, such as the Core Ultra 9 285K, Core Ultra 7 265K, and the Core Ultra 5 245K. These will be followed by the Non-K 65W and 35W CPU family.

Below is what we know so far about Arrow Lake-S Desktop CPUs:

  • Lifespan of LGA 1851 socket planned until 2026
  • DDR5 compatibility only, no DDR4 support
  • Launches with 800 series motherboards
  • Support for maximum DDR5-6400 memory (native JEDEC)
  • Increased PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes via CPU and PCH
  • Arrow Lake-S first desktop family supported (DIY)
  • Arrow Lake-S CPUs have 3 MB L2 cache per P-Core
  • Arrow Lake-S CPUs feature Alchemist iGPUs
  • Arrow Lake-S CPUs feature 8+16, 6+8 CPU SKUs
  • Arrow Lake-S 8+16 (24 cores)
  • Arrow Lake-S 6+8 (14 cores)
  • No support for hyperthreading(?)
  • Launch in the second half of 2024

The Intel Arrow Lake-S Desktop CPUs will be designed around the LGA 1851 socket that will be used on the latest 800 series motherboards. These motherboards will likely debut with the flagship Z890 chipset, which will be released at Computex 2024. It was recently revealed that these motherboards will feature native Thunderbolt 4 support, along with major updates, mainly related to memory support via a stronger IMC (Integrated Memory Controller).

Meanwhile, Intel’s Arrow Lake-HX and Arrow Lake-H CPUs will likely arrive later this year and be available in early 2025, following the launch of NVIDIA’s Blackwell “RTX 50” GPUs.

Intel Arrow Lake-S Desktop CPU lineup (preliminary):

CPU name Architecture (P/W) Cores/Wires Bells Cache (L3) TDP
Core Ultra 9 285K Lion Cove/Skymont 24/24 5.5 GHz (maximum?) 36MB 125W?
Core Ultra 7 265K Lion Cove/Skymont 20/20 To be determined 33MB 125W?
Core Ultra 5 245K Lion Cove/Skymont 14/14 To be determined 24MB 125W?
Core Ultra 9 275 Lion Cove/Skymont To be determined To be determined To be determined 65W?
Core Ultra 7 255 Lion Cove/Skymont To be determined To be determined To be determined 65W?
Core Ultra 5 240 Lion Cove/Skymont To be determined To be determined To be determined 65W?

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