Intel Lunar Lake

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  • Intel has announced Lunar Lake, its newest chip design.
  • Lunar Lake is a complete overhaul, with wild changes such as built-in RAM and a totally revamped core structure.
  • Systems with this new chip should start landing in time for the holiday season this year.

Computex 2024 is in full swing right now, and it’s clear there’s one thing on everyone’s mind: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X chips. These Arm-based chips power Copilot Plus laptops with Windows on Arm software, which promise incredible battery life, super-charged performance, and AI-powered features you can’t get on any other laptop, Windows or otherwise. But now, we have a new chip from Intel that promises to shift the conversation — or at least raise a few eyebrows.

Today, Intel launched its new Lunar Lake chip design. This is a wholly revamped chip — literally nothing like Meteor Lake, which Intel only announced a year ago. It’s still x86-based, but the new design allegedly supports 60% better battery life, 14% faster CPU performance, and 50% more graphic performance than Meteor Lake.