Intel Panther Lake is expected to be released in mid-2025

In September of last year, at the Intel Innovation conference held in San Jose, California, Intel’s CEO Pat Gelsinger unveiled the roadmap for client processors over the next two years during his keynote on innovation. He confirmed that Panther Lake is set to arrive in 2025. Last month, testing tools for Panther Lake appeared on Intel’s official website, potentially for use in early reference evaluation platforms.

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According to TechRadar, during the first-quarter earnings call of 2024, Pat Gelsinger expressed his confidence in Intel’s advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), affirming that the next-generation Lunar Lake and Arrow Lake are slated for release later this year. He noted that their AI performance would double that of Meteor Lake. Additionally, he mentioned that Panther Lake is expected to launch in mid-2025, with AI capabilities projected to double those of Lunar Lake. Chronologically, Panther Lake is anticipated to debut just a few months after Arrow Lake, marking it as Intel’s first major client product to utilize the Intel 18A process.

Panther Lake will employ the Cougar Cove architecture for its P-Cores and Skymont architecture for its E-Cores, and it is rumored to discontinue support for hyper-threading technology, offering a configuration of up to 8P+32E. Its integrated graphics are based on the Xe3-LPG architecture, the same as the Arc Celestial discrete graphics. According to the IDM 2.0 strategy, Intel plans to achieve five process nodes within four years, with Intel 18A being the fifth node. This node will introduce two groundbreaking technologies: RibbonFET and PowerVia.

Panther Lake is designed for both desktop and mobile platforms. Similar to Arrow Lake on the desktop platform, it will use the LGA 1851 socket, and the motherboards may be compatible.