Intel's Next-Gen CPUs Expected in October, but Potential Lackluster Performance Disappoints

Intel’s Next-Gen CPUs Expected in October, but Potential Lackluster Performance Disappoints

A leak, combined with previous rumors, suggests that Intel’s first wave of 14th-gen desktop CPUs will likely be released in October. However, these chips won’t be the highly anticipated ‘Meteor Lake’ processors expected for laptops. Instead, Intel is refreshing its Raptor Lake CPU architecture, which was already present in the 13th-gen chips.

This information isn’t entirely surprising, as previous leaks had already hinted at the 14th-gen desktop chips being a Raptor Lake refresh, with the new Meteor Lake architecture reserved for mobile processors. The actual next generation of desktop CPUs from Intel will be called ‘Arrow Lake.’