Intel GPU engineer leaks Panther Lake processor generation with Xe3-LPG GPUs
Intel has already revealed its plans for future processor versions up to the Lunar Lake (15th gen) architecture expected to see availability some time in 2024. There most likely are clear plans even beyond that year, but this info has not yet been revealed officially. However, it looks like one zealous Intel GPU engineer may have leaked not only the name of the 16th gen architecture, but also some details about the iGPU architecture associated with it.
As spotted by Twitter user harukaze5719, the LinkedIn profile of an Intel GPU engineer mentions that the third generation Arc GPUs codenamed Celestial would be followed by the Panther Lake processors that integrate the Xe3-LPG GPU. Apparently, Intel is out of name ideas and is recycling some older variations. Intel fans may remember that the NUC 11 mini PCs were codenamed Panther Canyon.
Intel revealed last month that future Xe GPU iterations will reduce segmentation and feature only LPG iGPUs and HPG dGPUs. Panther Lake would thus integrate the Xe3-LPG architecture that is the scaled-down version of the Celestial Xe3-HPG. Additionally, we know that the Lunar Lake chips are specifically designed for ultraslim laptops, so Panther Lake might be targeting the desktop segment.
As far as release windows go, Panther Lake may land in 2025. Since Arc Celestial is due in 2024, this would suggest that Xe3-LPG variants are scheduled to release one year after the Xe3-HPG.