Bartlett Lake may be a new product for Intel NEX

Recent reports have revealed that Intel is in the process of preparing a new product for desktop and mobile platforms, dubbed Bartlett Lake, poised to succeed the Raptor Lake Refresh on the LGA 1700 platform. Despite Intel’s next-generation Arrow Lake-S transitioning to the LGA 1851 platform, Bartlett Lake-S targets the budget-conscious market, promising a more affordable price point. Intel may adopt a strategy akin to AMD’s coexistence of the AM4 and AM5 platforms, which continues to update the Ryzen 5000 series based on the Zen 3 architecture, even in the presence of the Ryzen 7000/8000 series that utilizes the Zen 4 architecture.

Intel Bartlett Lake-S

According to Benchlife, sources from the supply chain indicate that Bartlett Lake-S originates from the Network and Edge Group (NEX) division, primarily designed for network and edge computing applications. Whether Bartlett Lake-S will eventually be introduced to the consumer market, as initially rumored, remains uncertain, with insiders maintaining a degree of reticence on the matter.

Bartlett Lake-S is manufactured using Intel’s 7 process technology, boasting specifications up to 8 Performance-cores plus 16 Efficiency-cores, although configurations with 12 Performance-cores are also plausible. It supports both DDR4 and DDR5 memory, ensuring compatibility with the platforms utilized by the 12th, 13th, and 14th generation Intel Core processors. For graphics, it employs the Xe architecture, topping out at UHD Graphics 770 and supporting quad display outputs. A notable distinction from the Raptor Lake Refresh could be an enhancement in the AI capabilities.

As per Intel’s release schedule for this year, the desktop platform will introduce processors based on Arrow Lake-S under the Core Ultra series, while the desktop arena will see the introduction of Lunar Lake, both emphasizing AI enhancements to contend with Apple’s M series and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite.