After rumors that the 14th generation processors would only arrive in 2024, Intel decided to confirm some of its plans for the next two years in a new financial report published last Thursday (26), and among them, the new generation codenamed “Meteor Lake” is expected to debut in 2023.
The hardware giant, on the other hand, does not reveal details about this family of processors. It is speculated that Intel will release updated versions of the 13th generation models (codenamed “Raptor Lake”) for the desktop segment this year, so “Meteor Lake” would only cater for portable devices in 2023.
As previously revealed by the manufacturer, the 14th generation processors will have native support for the AV1 codec, as well as Arc “Alchemist” graphics cards. The hardware is ready for mass production and is expected to debut in the second half of 2023.
Next year will be marked by the launch of “Lunar Lake”, Intel’s 15th generation of processors. There is still not much information available about this hardware, but leakers believe that the future line will focus on energy efficiency to compete with the ARM-based chips created by Apple and Qualcomm.
Besides the Client Computing Group (CCG), the division responsible for consumer products, the Datacenter and AI Group (DCAI) will also remain unstoppable over the next few years. After the launch of the 4th generation Xeon Scalable, Intel is expected to launch the “Emerald Rapids” family as early as the second half of 2023.
The 5th generation Xeon may repeat characteristics of the current generation and be produced with “Intel 7” lithography. The big changes should be reserved for 2024, the year in which the manufacturer will migrate its most powerful products for data centers and workstations to the 5-nanometer “Intel 3” lithography, with the 6th generation “Granite Rapids” family.
Currently, Intel counts 13th Gen Core and 4th Gen Xeon Scalable as its latest processors that integrate the most demanded technologies in the hardware industry like dedicated accelerators, support for DDR5 and much more.