Today, Intel announced during its Intel Innovation 2023 developer conference that its first Core Ultra processors, featuring an AI-based Neural Processing Unit (NPU), will be officially launched on December 14.
Intel previously announced that it would rebrand its processors with new Core and Core Ultra branding, dropping the “i” brand. in a press releaseThe company offered a few more details about these chips, which have been described under its code name “Meteor Lake” in the past.
Core Ultra integrates an NPU into the client silicon for the first time. The NPU is built to enable low power and high quality and deliver completely new computing experiences. This is ideal for CPU-driven workloads that need higher quality or efficiency, or for workloads that would typically run in the cloud due to a lack of efficient client computing.
The Core UItra chips will also include an integrated Intel Arc GPU that will have “parallelism and performance throughput, ideal for media-induced AI, 3D applications and the rendering pipeline.” Intel says the Core Ultra chip is the first to use its Foveros packaging technology.
Intel also announced plans to launch new 5th generation Xeon processors on December 14th as well. The company said the new data center processors will offer better performance and faster memory compared to previous models, but will still use the same amount of energy. The company introduced a single 5th generation Xeon running ChatGPT in the cloud, which sounds pretty impressive.
The company also announced the general availability of the Intel Developer Cloud. It is designed to help developers test advanced computing applications and AI services. It stated:
The cloud development environment also provides access to Intel’s latest hardware platforms, such as the 5th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (codenamed Emerald Rapids), which will become available on the Intel Development Cloud in the coming weeks and launch on December 14. , and Intel Data Center GPU Max Series 1100 and 1550.
Intel also briefly showcased an artificial intelligence demo of its upcoming Lunar Lake processors in mode at the keynote event that is now slated to launch in late 2024 or early 2025.