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Intel Arrow Lake Desktop CPUs to Feature Built-in NPU With 13 TOPS


As you may have heard, the era of the "AI PC" is upon us (ugh). The first wave of these machines has already arrived in the form of Copilot+ PCs using Qualcomm CPUs, and now this phenomenon might also bleed into desktops. According to a new leak, Intel's upcoming Arrow Lake desktop CPUs will offer a neural processing unit (NPU) to improve its AI performance, which is notable for two reasons: First, Intel has never offered an NPU on a desktop chip before, and second, AMD has already announced four Zen 5 Ryzen 9000 CPUs, which lack NPUs.

The source of these rumors is a leaker on X, so we'll have to take it with a grain of salt. The X user's latest post shows some of the differences between Intel's Raptor Lake and Arrow Lake CPUs, with the most notable being the inclusion of an ...


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