Today, Intel introduced a new naming convention for its processors, which will start working with the release of CPU Meteor Lake. Recall that Core and Core Ultra processors are waiting for us, and it was not clear what kind of division this was and on what principles it was based. Now it became known that at least this year the difference between Core and Core Ultra will be huge.
As you know, Intel will release Meteor Lake processors at the end of this year, and Raptor Lake Refresh is expected in the fall. Raptor Lake Refresh-HX mobile high-performance models and Raptor Lake Refresh-S desktop models will be 14th-generation Core models, so expect the Core i9-14900K model, for example.
But the mobile energy-efficient Raptor Lake Refresh-U models, for some reason, will not belong to the 14th generation of Core, but will try on a new naming principle along with Meteor Lake.
And just the Raptor Lake Refresh-U will be the same basic Core without the Ultra prefix, and the Meteor Lake models will be named Core Ultra. Among other things, this means that Meteor Lake will not be available as Core i3 models, and Raptor Lake Refresh-U will be limited to a maximum of Core 7.
In this case, as we can see, Core and Core Ultra will be completely different CPUs. These are different lines, on different architectures and with different technical processes. But how the division will work in the future is still unclear. Perhaps Intel will leave the old generation, “lowering” it to the level of ordinary Core, and each new one will be labeled Core Ultra. But this approach can confuse consumers.
The Radeon RX 7800 XT can be made to consume only 200 W of power, and at the same time it will still not lose to the GeForce RTX 4070 in terms of performance
The Radeon RX 7800 XT video card, at its price of $500, performed well against the RTX 4070, which costs $600. However, the latter is much more energy efficient. Tests from the Techtesters channel have shown that, if desired, an AMD card can also be made much more efficient.
It turned out that the consumption of the RX 7800 XT can be lowered to the level of the RTX 4070, that is, about 200 W. Moreover, even in this mode, AMD’s new product is not inferior to its competitor. True, an Nvidia card can also be undervolted, but this was not done in this test.
As for the performance loss of the AMD adapter, Gigabyte’s overclocked RX 7800 XT consumes 40% more power than the version with a reduced power limit, while the former performs only 9% better.
Laptops with Intel Core Ultra processors will cost a pretty penny. Models will start at over $1,500
Intel will release Meteor Lake processors in mid-December. And although it is not yet clear when exactly the first laptops will go on sale, judging by recent data, these very first laptops will be very expensive.
At the last event, Intel showed laptops from both its own brand and Acer models. Apparently, Acer will be one of the first to equip its mobile PCs with new CPUs. And the prices of these mobile PCs are expected to exceed $1,500.
More specifically, prices in the Taiwan market are expected to exceed NT$50,000, which is about $1,560 at current exchange rates. True, this is already taking into account taxes.
The UDN resource also confirms that most laptops with Core Ultra processors will be released in 2024.
Thus, apparently, the Core Ultra models will occupy the upper price segment, while in the middle and lower there will be models from the Raptor Lake Refresh line.
Intel will bombard the market with processors of different generations. Arrow Lake, Lunar Lake, and Panther Lake will be released in 2024
Intel today introduced Meteor Lake mobile processors, which it calls a revolutionary step forward. In addition, Intel spoke about the next generations of its CPUs.
In total, over the next year we will see three: Arrow Lake, Lunar Lake and Panther Lake. Of course, this does not mean that Intel will replace three generations of processors in a year.
Arrow Lake will be available in both desktop and mobile segments. On desktop, they will replace the Raptor Lake Refresh line, which will be released in October. In mobile, apparently, Arrow Lake will coexist with Meteor Lake, a game in the segment of higher-performance solutions. Such CPUs will be produced partly at Intel facilities using the Intel 20A process technology and partly at TSMC facilities using the N3 process technology.
Lunar Lake processors, as it turns out, will be similar to Meteor Lake in that they will be available only in the mobile segment. It is unclear whether this division is temporary or whether Intel will now continue to divide its CPU lines in this way. Lunar Lake will also be released next year. Given that this is technically a replacement for Meteor Lake, perhaps late next year.
Panther Lake will be available in both the mobile and desktop segments, that is, they will replace Arrow Lake. But in this case, it is unclear why they should also be expected in 2024, because the same Arrow Lake in this case will be relevant for less than a year.
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