Intel unveils CPU roadmap for Raptor Lake, Meteor Lake, Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake architectures
Intel has released a new roadmap that reveals its ambitions for the next few years. Previously, the company has often been unable to keep to such schedules, which may explain why this roadmap is the first in a few years. Naturally, it remains to be seen if Intel can keep to these timescales. Separately, Intel has revealed future plans for its Arc Alchemist graphics cards too.
The first up on Intel's CPU roadmap is Raptor Lake, due in 2H 2022. Retaining the 7 nm process of Alder Lake, Raptor Lake will offer up to 24 cores and 32 threads. Still, Intel expects double-digit performance improvements with Raptor Lake, despite not embracing a die shrink.
By contrast, 2023 should bring the arrival of Meteor Lake, the first architecture to utilise the Intel 4 node. Purportedly, Meteor Lake could include iGPUs that compete with the performance offered by their dedicated counterparts. Subsequently, Intel will bring Arrow Lake to market, which should combine elements of Meteor Lake's architecture with Intel 20A manufacturing.
With Arrow Lake expected in 2024, Lunar Lake is not estimated to arrive until sometime in 2025. Apparently, Lunar Lake will be manufactured internally and externally, as will Arrow Lake. Unfortunately, Intel is yet to reveal further details about these architectures yet.
Intel via Wccftech