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Intel confirms Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake-HX, and Arrow Lake-H to launch in Q4, 2024

Find out what to expect from Intel's next-gen of desktop and laptop CPUs
Last Updated on May 23, 2024
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Along with its next-gen mobile-focused Lunar Lake CPUs coming out in Q3 of this year, Intel has confirmed the launch of its next-gen Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake-HX, and Arrow Lake-H CPUs for desktops and laptops for Q4 2024. These chips are expected to be more performance-geared and demonstrate how the brand is preparing to develop its desktop and laptop roadmap. Let’s take a closer look at what has been announced and what we can expect from this next generation of Intel CPUs.

If you’re not interested in what Arrow Lake has to offer check out our coverage on the Raptor Lake refresh of Intel’s upcoming 14th gen release or our comparison of Lunar Lake and Meteor Lake processors.

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What to expect from Intel’s Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake-HX, and Arrow Lake-H

Intel has provided a preview of the release which shares details of the Arrow-Lake range, and supplies customers with three different variations to expect; Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake-HX, and Arrow Lake-H. Although there is no exact date, Intel has now confirmed that these desktop and laptop CPUs will arrive sometime in Q4 of 2024. On top of this, an official debut is expected to happen at Computex 2024, which is just a few weeks away.

Within this preview, is a teaser of Intel’s Arrow Lake-S “Core Ultra 200” desktop CPU. The die included in this package confirms that this CPU is a monolithic design but will house several different titles, including CPU, GPU, SOC, and IO. In addition to this, we can also see that die shown on the Arrow Lake-S CPU is an 8+16 design with 16 E-Cores (Skymont Design) and 8 P-Cores (Lion Cove architecture). We can also see that the GPU title will have 2 or 4 Xe-cores using the Xe-LPG “Alchemist” graphics architecture.

Intel has announced that it will be launching at least 13 SKUs within the Arrow Lake-S “Core Ultra 200” CPU lineup, including the unlocked ‘K’ series chips (Core Ultra 9 285K, Core Ultra 7 265K, and Core Ultra 5 245K) and the Non-K 65W and 35W CPU family. This series will feature the LGA 1851 socket which will be offered on the latest 800-series motherboards, potentially offering the Z890 chipset. These motherboards will also feature native Thunderbolt 4 support and could contain various updates, including development in memory support.

The list below details everything we know so far about the Arrow Lake-S series:

  • No DDR4 support, just DDR5 compatible
  • Support for up to DDR5-6400 Memory
  • LGA 1851 Socket
  • Starts with 800-Series motherboards
  • Increased PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes through CPU & PCH
  • Feature 3 MB L2 cache per P-core
  • Alchemist iGPUs
  • Feature 8+16, 6+8 CPU SKUs
  • 8+16 (24 Cores)
  • 6+8 (14 Cores)
  • Launching in Q4 2024

In addition to this series, CPUs from Arrow Lake-HX and Arrow Lake-H are expected to arrive a little later with buying availability in early 2025. This is likely due to the launch of Nvidia’s Blackwell RTX 50 GPUs.

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