An up-to-date rumor claims that Intel’s 14th-generation computer CPUs would need a redesigned socket when they show up sometime in Q4 of 2023, with laptop chips arriving sooner. For desktop users who purchased Alder Lake, which debuted with a fresh socket, or the upcoming Raptor Lake, which would keep leveraging that socket, they will require a unique motherboard to switch to Meteor Lake.
One of the most reliable sources of hardware leaked information, Moore’s Law is Dead (MLID) claims that the rumored fresh LGA 2551 connector won’t be much larger than the existing LGA 1700 connector, but it will be much denser in pin density (possessing 50% more of them, the whistleblower thinks – televising a picture of what is apparently a Meteor Lake processor displaying the pin configuration).
There was little doubt that the processor would be introduced towards next year, however, it seems that pc processors won’t arrive until the Q4 of that year, with laptop CPUs launching in the third quarter.
The release of Intel’s 15th-generation processors, known as Arrow Lake, is still scheduled to come out during the second half of 2023, according to a whistleblower, and as expected, they will use the existing socket as their predecessor. As far as we know, Intel plans to remain with efficiency cores rather than performance cores for the upcoming several generations, with 32 efficiency cores on the flagship and eight performance cores on all other models.