Intel intends to change the way its processors work by removing a taken-for-granted function.

What will the next generations of processors produced by Intel be like? With the evolutions of technology that we are already starting to see, first of all the desire of many players in the sector to introduce various artificial intelligence systems, the first answer that would be given is that there is a need for more power.

The next Intel processors will lose a function (Sjbeez)

But there is always a need for more power and, one generation after another, processors have also adapted to these requests. A document is now circulating online which on the one hand tells us how all this power could be obtained in a very intelligent way.

Without going to create anything too energy-intensive and on the other hand it also tells us that Intel has decided to change one ingredient among the historical ones that are part of the traditional recipe of its CPUs. The next generation of Intel products will be the Arrow Lake processors which will have their own core configuration and will instead lack this element considered indispensable until now.

Intel rewrites its processors, the rumors are clear

The processor giant has decided, we read in the documents, to use the MTL-S platform as the baseboard for the next Arrow Lake. And even if these platforms are not there, obviously their basic platform has not been trashed. And from the documents emerges, for example, the configuration of the cores of the Arrow Lake CPUs. Intel Arrow Lake processors first in history: the new technology arrives (Sjbeez)

An 8P + 16 E configuration for a total of 24 cores, nothing different from what we see now with the Raptors. The document therefore first of all denies the rumors that would have wanted a multiplication of the cores, especially the E ones.

However, a lack stands out within the documents which is what many are wondering about: where has hyperthreading gone? Would Intel be officially ready to change this feature that has actually made its processors so fast? If the lack of hyperthreading were confirmed it would be the end of a component that made its debut 20 years ago.

And if it were no longer there, one wonders what it could be replaced with. Pure and simple elimination would in fact lead the new Arrow Lakes to be less demanding than the Raptors and here the idea is gaining ground among other experts that the abandonment of HT technology is replaced by a superior optimization of the work of the cores in the form of the new Rentables Units system, a hybrid architecture that basically unpacks the work to be done and distributes it to the various cores based on what they can do.

This new work management would explain the other rumor that Arrow Lake would have 3 MB of L2 cache for each core. Since these are documents circulating online and without Intel’s official statements on what the future of its professors will be, we are in the field of speculation but it must be said that these speculations in particular are not lacking in logic.