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Intel Panther Lake “PTL-U” Mobility CPU Test Tools Spotted, BGA2540 Form Factor

Intel Panther Lake “PTL-U” Mobility CPU Test Tools Spotted, BGA2540 Form Factor

Intel is gearing up for its next-generation Panther Lake CPUs as test tools for PTL-U chips have been spotted on it. Official web page.

Intel's next-gen Panther Lake CPUs will mark a big change for Team Blue in 2025.

Panther Lake CPUs will be the first major client product launch on the next generation 18A process node. Intel recently announced that Panther Lake will soon be making its way to fabs, so silicon has yet to return, but Intel is laying the groundwork for when the time comes. The company has already developed test tools for Panther Lake-U's PTL-U family, which will be a low-power CPU family for mobile platforms such as laptops. Interestingly, the test tool for CPUs suggests a BGA 2540 form factor which may be representative of early RVP (Reference Evaluation Platforms).

Image source: Intel Design Tools

As far as specifications are concerned, Intel's Panther Lake CPUs are expected to target both PC desktop and laptop platforms. The compute tile will consist of next-generation Cougar Cove P-Core and Skymont E-Core architectures. The GPU will contain the tile. Arch Celestial “Xe3” iGPUs and Intel CEO, Pete Gelsinger, Already highlighted is a further 2x speedup in AI NPU performance. Above the lunar lake.

Expected Features of Intel Panther Lake CPUs:

  • Core Ultra 300 branding (most likely)
  • Based on 18A process node
  • Cougar Cove P Core Architecture
  • Skymont E Core Architecture
  • Arch Celestial “Xe3” iGPU architecture
  • 2x AI NPU performance boost
  • LGA 1851 socket support (most likely)
  • 2025 launch

Panther Lake CPUs are likely to compete with AMD's Zen 5 refreshes on the desktop front in the form of X3D products and look at mobile variants for laptops. The lineup is also expected to retain support for the LGA 1851 socket, which will support both Meteor Lake-PS and Arrow Lake-S CPUs in 2024.

Image source: Intel

It will be interesting to see how core configurations fare with Panther Lake as Intel is expected to ditch SMT in favor of its own hybrid architecture, with client-side P-Core and E -Core will use both architectures. For servers dividing them into Xeon 6E and Xeon 6P.

Comparison of Intel Desktop CPU Generations:

Processor family Processor architecture Process of the processor Processors Core (Maximum) Platform Chipset Platform socket Memory support TDPs PCIe support Launch.
Intel Coffee Lake Coffee Lake 14nm++ 6/12 300 series LGA 1151 DDR4 35-95W PCIe 3.0 2017
Intel coffee leak refresh Coffee Lake 14nm++ 8/16 300 series LGA 1151 DDR4 35-95W PCIe 3.0 2018
Intel Comet Lake Comet Lake 14nm++ 10/20 400 series LGA 1200 DDR4 35-127W PCIe 3.0 2020
Intel Rocket Lake Rocket Lake 14nm++ 10/20 500 series LGA 1200 DDR4 35-125W PCIe 4.0 2021
Intel Elder Lake Golden Cove (P-Core)
Gracemont (E-Core)
Intel 7 16/24 600 series LGA 1700 DDR5/DDR4 35-150W PCIe 5.0 2021
Intel Raptor Lake Raptor Cove (P-Core)
Gracemont (E-Core)
Intel 7 24/32 700 series LGA 1700 DDR5/DDR4 35-150W PCIe 5.0 2022
Intel Raptor Leak Refresh Raptor Cove (P-Core)
Gracemont (E-Core)
Intel 7 24/32 700 series LGA 1700 DDR5/DDR4 35-150W PCIe 5.0 2023
Intel Meteor Lake Redwood Cove (P-Core)
Crestmont (E-Core)
Intel 4 14/20 800 series LGA 1851 DDR5 PCIe 5.0 Cancel
Intel Bartlett Lake Raptor Cove (P-Core)
Gracemont (E-Core)
Intel 7 TBD 700 series LGA 1700 DDR5/DDR4 TBD PCIe 5.0 2024?
Intel Aero Lake Cougar Cove (P-Core)
Skymont (E-Core)
Intel 20 A
TSMC N3
24/32 800 series LGA 1851 DDR5 35-125W PCIe 5.0 2024
Intel Panther Lake Cougar Cove (P-Core)
Skymont (E-Core)
Intel 18 A TBD 900 series LGA 1851 DDR5 TBD TBD 2025

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