Intel CPU Roadmap Updated: 15th Gen Arrow Lake in Q4 2024, Arrow Lake Refresh and Panther Lake in 2025, Nova Lake in 2026

Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake announcement was accompanied by a ton of data on its future CPU Roadmap, including codenames, core architectures, packaging technologies, and process nodes. The chipmaker released its client processor roadmap for the next two and a half years. The newly launched Raptor Lake Refresh will be succeeded by the 15th Gen Arrow Lake family in the last quarter of 2024, followed by an Arrow Lake Refresh and Panther Lake in 2025. Finally, we’ve got the 17th/18th Gen Nova Lake in the second half of 2026.

Intel CPU Roadmap 2024-25: 15th Gen Arrow Lake and Arrow Lake Refresh

Hats off to Moore’s Law is Dead for the detailed leak that allowed for the compilation of this post. We already know that the 15th Gen Arrow Lake family will leverage the 2nm-class 20A node for the CPU tile. It will leverage the “Lion Cove” P and “Skymont” E cores. The iGPU tile will be fabbed on TSMC’s 3nm (N3B) node. The 15th Gen Arrow Lake lineup is slated to launch in the last quarter of 2024 with up to 24 cores (8P + 16E).

15th Gen Arrow Lake will be succeeded by an Arrow Lake Refresh with a focus on core counts. MLID claims a 40-core flagship with 8 P-cores and 32 E-cores. The process nodes and core architectures are expected to remain the same. A tentative launch of H2 2025 is planned.

Lunar Lake will supposedly be an ultrabook or convertible-centric design, like Lakefield. It’ll be fabbed on TSMC’s 3nm (N3B) node and feature up to 4 P-cores and 4 E-cores (+2 LP-cores). These are the same as Arrow Lake but with a much lower TDP of 7-15W.

Intel CPU Roadmap 2025-26: Panther Lake and Nova Lake

Intel’s 17th Gen Panther Lake will be fabricated on the Intel 18A node. Like Meteor Lake, it’ll be a mobile-centric design powered by “Cougar Cove” P cores and “Darkmont” E cores. It’ll feature it’ll leverage a new die layout with up to 12 cores, including 4P, 8E, and 4LP cores. Panther Lake is expected to land in the last quarter of 2025.

18th Gen Nova Lake will be Arrow Lake’s true successor with 16 P-cores and 32 E-cores (+4 LP-cores). It’ll be fabbed on the Intel 14A node, and adopt P-cores capable of leveraging Rentable Units and Arctic Wolf E-cores. These CPUs are expected to feature high-cache variants akin to AMD’s 3D V-Cache chips. A late 2026 launch is planned for Nova Lake.


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