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Intel “Lunar Lake” spotted in driver patch notes

A new driver patch may have revealed Intel’s upcoming 14th Gen Core series of processors. Linux driver patch notes for the Intel Gigabit NIC mention a new codenamed microarchitecture – Lunar Lake. 

Expected to release after Meteor Lake, Intel Lunar Lake was first mentioned in an Ethernet Linux driver (via Coelacanth’s Dream) for the Intel Gigabit NIC. This same driver is usually patched every few months, adding a new client platform every now and then. Prior to Lunar Lake, this driver also revealed the existence of Meteor Lake back in 2020.

Details about Intel Lunar Lake are still scarce. For now, we know that Socket LGA1700 will debut alongside Intel Alder Lake processors and this socket should last for three generations. With that in mind, Lunar Lake could well be the last planned client platform for this socket.

Another rumour suggests that Intel Lunar Lake might be the first to use Xe Graphics Gen13, which is expected to power the Intel Ponte Vecchio GPU architecture and the DG3 discrete graphics cards.

KitGuru says: This is a very early mention of Lunar Lake, so we don’t expect to see it in action for quite some time. 

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