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CPU-Z adds support for upcoming Intel Arrow Lake-S and Lunar Lake CPUs

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Last Updated on July 11, 2024
CPU-z gains support for upcoming Intel Arrow Lake-S and Lunar Lake CPUs
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The latest update to CPU-Z, a popular system information utility, brings exciting news for PC enthusiasts. The software now includes preliminary support for Intel’s next-generation desktop processors, codenamed Arrow Lake-S and Lunar Lake. This update arrives just in time, as rivals AMD prepares to launch its Ryzen 9000 CPUs later this month. In terms of Team Blue’s 2024 launches, Lunar Lake is expected first, with Arrow Lake reportedly coming a month later.

The inclusion of Arrow Lake-S CPUs in CPU-Z v2.10 suggests the developer team has access to some details about these upcoming processors. This information extends beyond Arrow Lake-S, with support also added for AMD’s Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” CPUs, Ryzen AI 300 “Strix Point” APUs, and the mysterious “Core Ultra 200V” codenamed Lunar Lake. Let’s delve deeper into the details of Intel’s Arrow Lake-S lineup. 

Arrow Lake-S and Lunar Lake CPUs added to CPU-Z

We already knew about the “Core Ultra 200 Unlocked” series, featuring the flagship Core Ultra 9 285K, Core Ultra 7 265K, and Core Ultra 5 245K. Reports suggest a total of 13 Arrow Lake-S models, including these unlocked K-series chips, 65W non-K variants, and 35W T processors.

The mainstream launch is expected around CES 2025 (so, a little while yet), coinciding with the introduction of 800-series motherboards like the B860 and H810. Additional models, including Xeon workstation CPUs compatible with W880 and Q870 chipsets, are likely to follow later.

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Based on past configurations, we can anticipate similar core and thread layouts for the non-K SKUs. The Core Ultra 9 285K and 275 could boast 24 cores and 24 threads, while the Core Ultra 7 265K and 255 might offer 20 cores and 20 threads. The Core Ultra 5 245K and 240 might fall in line with a 14-core, 14-thread configuration. An earlier report also hinted at a 10-core, 10-thread option for a Core Ultra 5 model, which could be the Core Ultra 240 or an entry-level SKU.

In summary, the latest CPU-Z update sheds light on Intel’s upcoming processor roadmap. With preliminary support for Arrow Lake-S and Lunar Lake CPUs, the software prepares users for the next generation of desktop and laptop processors. Furthermore, r/intel is running a Reddit AMA for Lunar Lake if you want your own questions answered. The details suggest a wider range of Arrow Lake-S models than previously known, with options catering to various performance needs. With the launch approaching, more information about these exciting processors is likely to emerge soon.

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