Last week, Intel officially confirmed that its Meteor Lake processors will make their debut in laptops on December 14, under the Intel Core Ultra brand. Many people wondered if we would see these chips in desktops as well.
B Video interview on YouTube Held during the Intel Innovation Conference, PC World interviewed Michelle Johnston Holthouse, senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel. During the chat she confirmed that Meteor Lake on the desktop “will arrive in 2024”. She added, “I want one processor family from top to bottom for both segments, not all?”
At the moment, that’s all Intel executives are talking about Meteor Lake on the desktop, though we can assume they’ll also have the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that the mobile version will have. Microsoft is already promoting the use of an NPU inside its Surface Laptop Studio 2 so it can better handle AI features like its Copilot assistants, but it won’t be using the Meteor Lake chip inside.
While we know Meteor Lake/Core Ultra are launching in laptops in December, Intel didn’t reveal much about its next desktop chip at last week’s Innovation Conference. This chip is expected to be a refresh of its Raptor Lake processor series.
Videocardz Intel is reported to have held a stealth demo of Raptor Lake Refresh at the Innovation Conference last week. This did not happen during a keynote speech, but in a demonstration in the exhibition hall of the conference. During the demo, which was mostly about introducing the AI ”Meta Human” avatar, it was casually mentioned that the demo was the first public use of Intel’s Raptor Lake Refresh chip.
This processor family, which may be labeled as 14th generation core chips, is expected to be officially announced by Intel on October 17th.