Rumors have it that there’s a new Intel 15th Gen processor codenamed Arrow Lake in the making that is aiming to bring next-level graphics performance with its integrated graphics.
This new rumored CPU could be the follow-up to the 7nm Meteor Lake. The same rumors indicate that there will also be a Lunar Lake CPU that will come after Arrow Lake.
It is expected that the Arrow Lake chips will hit the market in 2023. On desktops, they are expected to run with 8-cores at the top end. This is very similar to the next-gen Alder Lake.
However, unlike Alder Lake, Arrow Lake will have a staggering 32 small cores backing it up compared to only 8 for Alder Lake.
Further, the Arrow Lake-P which means mobile processors for laptops will come equipped with up to 6 full-power ‘Lion Cove’ cores plus 8 low-power ‘Skymont’ cores.
What’s more interesting according to these rumors is that a massive push for the Arrow Lake integrated graphics capabilities will be done for laptops to the tune of having up to 320 Execution Units (EUs) for this top GPU.
To put this into clear perspective, the Tiger Lake chip only boasts 96 EUs, yet it is considered a massive performer. Now, Arrow Lake makes this look like a drop in the ocean and goes ahead to triple this to 320EUs. This is seriously impressive.
If this comes to be, and going by the fact that Tiger Lake’s integrated graphics can already do some cool job in the gaming laptops world, then we can expect seamless Full HD performances from Arrow Lake.
Laptops will be capable of some pretty decent gaming experiences without the need for additional discreet GPU, space, cooling, and power usage.
Of course, the price tag is also expected to have a significant rise but in a few years, we can expect truly capable gaming laptops that run purely on Intel chips and integrated graphics.