Intel Bartlett Lake-S CPUs with 12 P-Cores Aren’t Coming to Desktop PCs

Bartlett Lake-S will feature 24 cores (8P+16E). Since it's identical to Raptor Lake, the possibility of a 12 P-core variant is low.

Last week, it was reported that Intel plans on launching another Raptor Lake Refresh for the entry-level and budget segments. With up to 12 P-cores, Bartlett Lake-S was rumored to be the first hybrid processor from Team Blue with more than 8 cores. Unfortunately, the info was a bit off. According to Benchlife, Bartlett Lake-S is identical to the 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh and is being prepped for Network and Edge, also known as the Intel NEX (Network and Edge) business group.

Bartlett Lake-S will feature 24 cores (8P + 16E) and 32 iGPU cores (EUs). Since it’s identical to Raptor Lake, the possibility of a 12 P-core variant is very low. Like existing Intel chips, it will support DDR4 and DDR5 memory. The iGPU will feature up to a UHD Graphics 770 with support for four monitors.

Bartlett Lake may feature slightly higher AI performance, but that’s the only expected change from Raptor Lake. How this will be achieved remains a mystery. Like some region-restricted processors, these chips may ultimately come to the DIY market, but there’s no guarantee.

Intel’s 15th Gen Arrow Lake-S processors are slated to launch in the latter half of this year with 24 cores, no hyper-threading, and a dedicated NPU. The CPU tiles will be fabbed on Intel’s 20A node and will be the first to feature backside power delivery and RibbonFET (GAA) transistors. Lunar Lake will be fabbed on TSMC’s 3nm-class process and target low-power notebooks and convertibles.

Areej Syed

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