Intel Arrow Lake-S to maintain 8P+16E configuration Supports DDR5-6400, expected to launch in H1 2024

The fate of Intel’s Meteor Lake desktop version, specifically the Meteor Lake-S featuring the LGA 1851 socket, remains shrouded in mystery. However, there is little doubt about the next-generation Arrow Lake-S, as Intel will inevitably introduce the new LGA 1851 socket regardless.

According to Benchlife, the Meteor Lake-S with a 6P+16E configuration may indeed never materialize, and the 800-series chipset originally intended for it will be utilized in Arrow Lake-S instead. The latter is expected to maintain the same 8P+16E configuration as Raptor Lake-S and is projected to launch in the first half of 2024. Unlike previous leaks, this report also reveals information about the 800-series chipset.

Intel’s 800-series chipset encompasses the Z890, B860, and H810 models, with the H870 having been canceled. The W880 and Q870 are designed for entry-level workstations and commercial markets, respectively, both supporting Intel’s vPro technology. Arrow Lake-S will support DDR5-6400 memory, with a maximum capacity of 48GB per module.

The Z890 boasts up to 60 HSIO lanes, comprising 26 from the CPU and 34 from the PCH, while the B860 and H810 platforms have a maximum of 44 and 32 HSIO lanes, respectively. Furthermore, the Z890, W880, and Q870 chipsets feature eight DMI 4.0 lanes, whereas the B860 and H810 only have four.