Intel’s 15th Gen Core Arrow Lake-S Leaked Document Reveals Potential Lack of Hyper-Threading Support

February 3, 2024

In a surprising turn of events last month, an Intel document containing detailed pre-release information about the upcoming 15th Gen Core Arrow Lake-S desktop CPU platform was leaked. The document hinted at a possible best-case scenario with an 8+16+1 core configuration, raising eyebrows in the tech community. However, the most notable revelation from the leaked information is the potential absence of Hyper-Threading (HT) support in the next-generation Core processor family.

While rumors regarding the lack of Hyper-Threading in Arrow Lake processors had circulated in the past, the leaked internal technical memo seemed to confirm this speculation. According to the document, the Arrow Lake-S desktop CPUs are expected to feature eight performance cores without any threads enabled via Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). This configuration, if accurate, would represent a departure from Intel’s previous processor designs that typically included Hyper-Threading technology.

The leak gained credibility when a known tipster, InstLatX64! claimed to have identified an Arrow Lake-S engineering sample among Intel’s test machines. The CPUID C0660, featuring 24 threads, a clock speed of 3 GHz! and lacking AVX-512 support, has stirred discussions within the tech community. The absence of AVX-512 support could be a significant factor for users engaged in demanding workloads.

It is important to note that specifications obtained from engineering samples are subject to change! and Intel might make adjustments before the official release. However, the discovery has prompted speculation about the potential implications for Arrow Lake-S processors and their performance capabilities.

InstLatX64, which previously uncovered pre-launch information about Meteor Lake SKUs! has shifted focus to Intel’s next-generation desktop CPUs. With the recent release of 14th-generation laptop processors! attention is now turning toward Arrow Lake-S and its potential impact on the market.

The 24-thread count aspect mentioned by InstLatX64 has fueled speculation about a 24-core total configuration for Arrow Lake-S! surpassing the thread count of even the most advanced Meteor Lake Core Ultra 9 processor. Tom’s Hardware suggests that the AVX-512 instruction set could potentially be disabled via firmware or motherboard UEFI, raising questions about compatibility for users with specific workload requirements.

In the event that the claim of “without AVX-512” support holds true! PC users with demanding workloads may need to consider alternatives. Tom’s Hardware recommends exploring AMD’s Ryzen 7040 and 8040 series processors or! less likely, Intel’s own 5th Gen Xeon “Emerald Rapids” server CPUs.

As the tech community eagerly awaits further official announcements from Intel, the leaked information has sparked intense discussions about the potential changes and features of the 15th Gen Core Arrow Lake-S desktop CPU platform.

Sources: InstLatX64Tom’s HardwareVideoCardz

Jani Dushman
Jani Dushman

I'm Jani, a dedicated Tech Writer and Reviewer at Xiaomitoday. With a passion for exploring and dissecting the latest in technology, my mission is to bring you insightful and comprehensive reviews that empower your decision-making in the fast-evolving world of gadgets and tech.

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