Intel Core Ultra 200V specs leak points to nine Lunar Lake SKUs and a single Ultra 9 variant

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Intel’s announcements at Computex 2024 focused heavily on the Core Ultra 200V series, codenamed Lunar Lake. A recent leak suggests that Intel will release Lunar Lake in nine variants, including Core Ultra 7 and Core Ultra 5 SKUs. There will also be a single Core Ultra 9 variant, according to the leak source. 

The new mobile processor is expected to ship sometime in September 2024, but details of the exact specifications have been hard to nail down. We know Intel aims to get into the Microsoft Copilot+ lineup, so it is integrating its fourth-gen Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The latest NPU will provide 48 TOPS of performance. Microsoft requires an NPU offering at least 40 TOPS of performance for a device to earn the Copilot+ badge.

According to the leaked information, every Lunar Lake variant will feature four Lion Cove performance cores, and four Skymont efficiency cores. Lunar Lake will focus on low-power mobile devices, while Arrow Lake is geared toward mainstream mobile and desktop computers. Arrow Lake processors are expected to ship in October 2024.

For integrated graphics, Intel has the next generation of its Arc graphics, the Battlemage GPU, which uses the Xe2-LPG architecture. The known Lunar Lake variants are expected to feature seven or eight Xe2 GPU cores. The SKUs will include either 16GB or 32GB LPDDR5-8533 memory, which will not be user-upgradable.

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Intel Lunar Lake Expected Variants
Header Cell - Column 0 PL1: Processor Base PowerPL2: Maximum Turbo PowerLow-Latency CacheLPDDR5X-8533 MemoryP-Core Boost ClockE-Core Boost ClockGPUGPU ClockNPU TOPSXMX (GPU) TOPS
Core Ultra 9 288V30W30W12MB32GB(2R)5.1 GHZ3.7 GHzArc 140V2.05 GHZ4867
Core Ultra 7 268V17W30W12MB32GB(2R)5.0 GHz3.7 GHzArc 140V2.00 GHz4866
Core Ultra 7 266V17W30W12MB16GB(1R)5.0 GHz3.7 GHzArc 140V2.00 GHz4866
Core Ultra 7 258V17W30W12MB32GB(2R)4.8 GHz3.7 GHzArc 140V1.95 GHZ4764
Core Ultra 7 256V17W30W12MB16GB(1R)4.8 GHz3.7 GHzArc 140V1.95 GHz4764
Core Ultra 5 238V17W30W8MB32GB(2R)4.7 GHz3.5 GHzArc 130V1.85 GHz4053
Core Ultra 5 236V17W30W8MB16GB(1R)4.7 GHz3.5 GHzArc 130V1.85 GHz4053
Core Ultra 5 228V17W30W8MB32GB(2R)4.5 GHz3.5 GHzArc 130V1.85 GHz4053
Core Ultra 5 226V17W30W8MB16GB(1R)4.5 GHz3.5 GHzArc 130V1.85 GHz4053

At the bottom of the performance table, the Core Ultra 5 226V will feature 17W PL1 (processor base power) and 30W PL2 (maximum turbo power). This SKU will feature performance cores running at 4.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz for the efficiency cores. Its Arc 130V graphics will have a GPU clock of 1.85 GHz, and the NPU will run at 40 TOPS. 

Jumping to the beefiest Lunar Lake SKU, the Core Ultra 9 288V is expected to have a 30W PL1 and 30W PL2 power delivery system. This will be the only Lunar Lake SKU to include 30W processor base power. Its performance cores will boost to 5.1 GHz, while the efficiency cores top out at 3.7 GHz. The integrated Arc 140V will run at 2.05 GHz while the NPU cranks out 48 TOPS of AI processing power.

Remember, this is a leaked set of details, so please add a pinch of salt to the data and your expectations.

Jeff Butts
Contributing Writer

Jeff Butts has been covering tech news for more than a decade, and his IT experience predates the internet. Yes, he remembers when 9600 baud was “fast.” He especially enjoys covering DIY and Maker topics, along with anything on the bleeding edge of technology.

  • Metal Messiah.
    Based on the information it is obvious that the Arc 140V integrated graphics will sport 8 Xe2 cores, whereas the Arc 130V iGPU should feature 7 Xe2 cores.


    Core Ultra 7 268V

    This SKU was actually spotted at Computex with clocks close to 5 GHz and was a final retail silicon, and was also used with an Intel AI DevKit.

    The base clock was 2.20 GHz, along with 14 MB of L3 and 12 MB of L2 cache..

    https://i.imgur.com/jrCCjs9.jpeg
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  • Metal Messiah.
    By the way, if anyone is interested, then here are some pics of the Lunar Lake "LNL-M" reference evaluation platform, or RVP, and also of Intel's new AI DevKit based on the Lunar Lake CPU platform.

    INTEL and its partners are currently using these kits for testing and evaluation of Lunar Lake chips before they ship.

    The motherboard platform used a red and silver colored heatsink. The package size is being listed as 27.5 x 27.0, and it features a 2833 BGA design.


    https://i.imgur.com/9kn7bvc.png
    https://i.imgur.com/g2Vq2pd.png
    https://i.imgur.com/5DviAtw.png
    https://i.imgur.com/NHRfsHV.png
    https://i.imgur.com/MxLJeqc.png
    https://i.imgur.com/WvAsWYN.png
    https://i.imgur.com/NztpKnA.png
    https://i.imgur.com/UtZpTMy.png


    Here is the AI DevKit based on the Lunar Lake "Core Ultra 200V" CPU platform, but is also compatible with future CPUs such as Panther Lake and Nova Lake. That's what I've been told.


    https://i.imgur.com/NHgwrRc.png
    https://i.imgur.com/bxNhqTX.png
    https://i.imgur.com/OB06ixv.png
    https://i.imgur.com/cSu6gCw.png
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  • TechyIT223
    What a weird lineup if you consider the different memory configuration.

    there should have been just two Ultra 5 SKUs and two Ultra 7 SKUs to account for the two different memory configurations and the one Ultra 9 SKU at the top.
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  • HaninTH
    So we're back to quadcore (P-cores) configurations, eh?
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  • TheJoker2020
    Metal Messiah. said:
    By the way, if anyone is interested, then here are some pics of the Lunar Lake "LNL-M" reference evaluation platform, or RVP, and also of Intel's new AI DevKit based on the Lunar Lake CPU platform.

    INTEL and its partners are currently using these kits for testing and evaluation of Lunar Lake chips before they ship.

    The motherboard platform used a red and silver colored heatsink. The package size is being listed as 27.5 x 27.0, and it features a 2833 BGA design.


    https://i.imgur.com/9kn7bvc.png
    https://i.imgur.com/g2Vq2pd.png
    https://i.imgur.com/5DviAtw.png
    https://i.imgur.com/NHRfsHV.png
    https://i.imgur.com/MxLJeqc.png
    https://i.imgur.com/WvAsWYN.png
    https://i.imgur.com/NztpKnA.png
    https://i.imgur.com/UtZpTMy.png


    Here is the AI DevKit based on the Lunar Lake "Core Ultra 200V" CPU platform, but is also compatible with future CPUs such as Panther Lake and Nova Lake.


    https://i.imgur.com/NHgwrRc.png
    https://i.imgur.com/bxNhqTX.png
    https://i.imgur.com/OB06ixv.png
    https://i.imgur.com/cSu6gCw.png
    You look at the Dev Kit that the actual Dev's will end up with and you really wonder why Intel sold their entire "NUC" line and "NUC" brand name to Asus, and no doubt have a non-competition clause meaning that intel can't simply refine and launch this slim little NUC-like-thing, and it certainly shows that intel kept engineers capable of producing this, and that this is a sign of things to come for better or worse.!
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  • TechyIT223
    HaninTH said:
    So we're back to quadcore (P-cores) configurations, eh?

    Lunar Lake lineup will have a total 4P+4E cores configuration though l.

    But yes only 4 performance cores for low power mobile chips.
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  • Eximo
    TheJoker2020 said:
    You look at the Dev Kit that the actual Dev's will end up with and you really wonder why Intel sold their entire "NUC" line and "NUC" brand name to Asus, and no doubt have a non-competition clause meaning that intel can't simply refine and launch this slim little NUC-like-thing, and it certainly shows that intel kept engineers capable of producing this, and that this is a sign of things to come for better or worse.!

    That is assuming that ASUS didn't make those units for Intel engineers.

    Intel dropped out of the motherboard space too. I don't think it hurts their bottom line all that much to outsource such things.
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  • TechyIT223
    Yup. I'm almost certain that Dev kit wasn't made by Asus to begin with.
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  • Metal Messiah.
    Some Lunar lake SKUs are still missing from the original chart. There are few more processors.
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  • Metal Messiah.
    Some SKUs are still MIA from the chart Videocardz posted. The recently spotted 234V SKU is missing, for example. Another model, 254V is also missing from the list.

    There are more, so this lineup isn't complete.

    Intel Core Ultra 5 234V "Lunar Lake" CPU (16GB variant):

    https://i.imgur.com/j3AxoHt.jpeg

    https://i.imgur.com/6Mq1k0R.png
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