Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX mobile CPUs expected to use Samsung LPDDR5X on-package memory

Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX mobile processors should use Samsung's new LPDDR5X on-package memory, which is quite a big deal for processors.

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Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX mobile processor will reportedly feature Samsung LPDDR5X on-package memory, which is a big deal for both Intel and Samsung.

Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX processors with on-package memory (source: YuuKi_AnS)

Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX processors with on-package memory (source: YuuKi_AnS)

The news is coming from DigiTimes, which reports the news according to its supply chain sources that Samsung would be reportedly landing a "huge" deal this year. Not only would Samsung be getting its heel into the PC market further than it does now, but the move to "on-package" memory was something Apple has been doing exclusively, inside of its M-series processors.

Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX processors are still a while away from release, but we should expect a decent leap in performance across the board... and with on-package Samsung LPDDR5X memory, it'll be an interesting move to say the least.

Back in November 2023, it was reported that Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX processors would feature dual-channel LPDDR5X-8533 on-package memory. This is something that Team Blue will do to keep power consumption lower, as well as the respective die sizes. We are expecting on-package memory inside of Intel Lunar Lake-MX processors to come in 16GB and 32GB, perfect for upcoming laptops in 2025.

Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake CPUs will feature an upgraded NPU 4.0 (Neural Processing Unit) that will offer on-board AI performance that's far better than Meteor Lake, ready for Microsoft's big push for the future of "AI PCs" that kicked off at CES 2024 earlier this year.

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On the GPU side of things, we've got 64 Vector Engines that support Systolic AI/Super Sampling technologies and real-time ray tracing support. Integrated DisplayPort 2.1 will be provided over USB-C, but Lunar Lake will also have HDMI 2.1 support for 4K 120Hz+ output. The GPU will offer up to 8K decoding for VP9, HEVC, and AV1 encoding. For content creators, there's hardware HEVC 10b 422, too

Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake-MX processor has been seen teases previously, where we can expect: an 8-core (4P+4E + 8 x Xe2 GPU cores) with up to 32GB of LPDDR5X-8533 RAM support. There'll be the same CPU + GPU combo with 16GB offered, both of these CPUs will be in the Core 7 family of processors for Lunar Lake. For Core 5, we've got an 8-core CPU as well (4P+4E + 7 x Xe2 GPU cores) with the same 32GB and 16GB dual-channel RAM support.

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