Intel Arrow Lake features up to 8P+32E configuration, Panther Lake will switch to Cougar Cove architecture
Recent reports suggest that numerous manufacturers at Computex 2023 have posited that Raptor Lake Refresh may well emerge as the 14th generation of Core processors. Regardless of how Raptor Lake Refresh is categorized, the LGA 1700 platform is poised to undergo its final substantial update. As for Meteor Lake on the desktop platform, whether it has indeed been discontinued remains an enigma.
According to revelations by Moore’s Law is Dead, Intel’s next-generation LGA 1851 platform may potentially be deferred until the fourth quarter of 2024, with Arrow Lake slated as the inaugural desktop processor to utilize this socket. The P-Core, which adopts the Lion Cove architecture, is the primary source of Arrow Lake’s performance enhancement. Rumors suggest its IPC has surged by 20% compared to Meteor Lake’s Redwood Cove architecture and by 45% in relation to Alder Lake’s Golden Cove architecture.
Rumor has it that Arrow Lake will feature five distinct configurations, with computational modules being manufactured by both TSMC and Intel. The configurations of the computational modules crafted by TSMC encompass 8P+32E, 8P+16E, and 6P+8E. Previous reports indicated a 3nm process, responsible for desktop versions, whereas the mobile versions would employ Intel’s 20A process, supposedly with configurations of 6P+8E and 2P+8E. The GPU module boasts 192 EU, fewer than the previously mentioned 320, and utilizes the Xe2-LPG architecture, identical to that employed by Intel’s forthcoming Celestial GPU.
Post Arrow Lake, Intel’s Panther Lake will introduce a novel core architecture dubbed “Cougar Cove”. Panther Lake also tops out at a configuration of 8P+32E and utilizes the LGA 1851 socket, just like Arrow Lake, thus ensuring their mutual compatibility in this respect. Intel is reportedly preparing a processor, codenamed “Beast Lake”, that specifically focuses on single-core performance. However, the particulars of this development remain shrouded in uncertainty.