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What is after Raptor Lake?

Looking ahead with what we know so far
Last Updated on October 4, 2022
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Raptor Lake is the latest, most powerful Intel CPU release. However, it is just one step forward in the ongoing silicon battle between Intel and AMD. Which poses the question, what is after Raptor Lake?

On the Intel Tech Tour in Israel, an Intel spokesman confirmed Intel was only releasing Raptor Lake because the technology for their Meteor Lake processors has been delayed and won’t be ready on time – confirmed by former CPU editor of Anandtech, Dr. Ian Cutress.

Meteor Lake is the technology that will come after the Raptor Lake release. According to Intel, this technology should be ready to exit (be available) in 2023 for desktop, and 2024 for mobile.

With the blasting success of the Apple Silicon M, and the power that AMD has taken to the gaming and overclocking market, Intel has some battles to win.

That is why what comes after Raptor Lake likely won’t only close the gap, but could be a game changer to the way we see computer processing.

Meteor Lake Rumors

Meteor Lake is a bit of a mystery so far though, and it seems Intel has been making a big effort to avoid leaks coming out. That is why at the moment there’s not much to say about the pricing or notes about specs and performance.

But not everything is a secret. For now, one Meteor Lake leak suggests that the processor will come in three models, nothing fancy or new for Intel’s known previous releases. This could mean the U, P, and H variants of mobile Meteor Lake chips.

U-series processors are usually 15 watts and under, P-series are 28W, and H series is 45W. However, there are suggestions that Intel could change the power ranges.

For now, we can only talk about the new Raptor Lake, its compatibility, and if it’s worth waiting for it. In the future, Intel will show way more information about their amazing project, the 14th Gen processor technology; the Meteor Lake.

And, like you, we’re looking forward to it!

What is after Meteor Lake?

Meteor Lake isn’t here just yet, but if you’re eager for even more future-gen info, “Arrow Lake” seems as though it may be the 14th gen Intel CPU codename.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows