HWiNFO v7.41 added preliminary support of Arrow Lake-S

The hardware detection tool HWiNFO for the PC platform is soon to be updated to version 7.41, which will include preliminary support for Intel’s Arrow Lake-S processor. Due to the ongoing controversy regarding whether the upcoming Meteor Lake will have a desktop version, it is uncertain whether Arrow Lake-S will be classified as the 14th or 15th generation of Core processors. According to previous information, Meteor Lake-S and Arrow Lake-S will use the next-generation LGA 1851 socket.

Furthermore, the new version of HWiNFO will also include support for AMD Phoenix APU and GeForce RTX 4070/4050 mobile graphics cards.

Recent reports suggest that Intel has made Arrow Lake-S for desktop platforms a “priority item,” placing it ahead of the corresponding mobile version, and there is a possibility that Arrow Lake-U for mobile platforms may be canceled.

As previously stated, the highest configuration of Arrow Lake-S will be the same as that of the existing Raptor Lake-S, with 8 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores, totaling 24 cores and 32 threads. The P-Core, which uses the Lion Cove architecture, is the primary source of Arrow Lake’s performance improvement, with an IPC improvement of 20% compared to Meteor Lake’s Redwood Cove architecture and a 45% improvement compared to Alder Lake’s Golden Cove architecture. Additionally, Arrow Lake-S will introduce new processes, including Intel 20A and TSMC’s 3nm process.