Intel says the CPU, GPU and neural processing unit in the new Core Ultra chips for ultrathin laptops are made to accelerate a variety of workloads. The processors are expected to power more than 230 laptop designs from Dell, HP, Lenovo and others.
Intel is mounting a fresh challenge against rivals in the emerging AI PC category with its newly launched Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” processors for ultrathin laptops, packing a CPU, GPU and, for the first time, a neural processing unit to handle low-power AI tasks.
Launched on Thursday, Core Ultra is an updated brand name meant to represent Intel’s “most advanced processors” for PCs, and the first series of chips to carry the name are expected to power more than 230 laptop designs from Dell Technologies, HP Inc., Lenovo along with an additional 30-plus OEMs.
Select consumer laptops are available starting today, and commercial designs based on Intel’s vPro management and security platform are “coming soon.”
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has previously promised that the Core Ultra chips will “usher in the age of the AI PC,” which the chipmaker and other major PC players believe will transform the industry and drive a fresh wave of refresh opportunities.
“I actually believe that the real client use cases will come from commercial and enterprise use cases where companies are going to drive productivity gains,” Intel Chief Commercial Officer Christoph Schell said.