New details about Windows 12 have leaked, courtesy of Intel. The processor manufacturer is working on a desktop PC platform called Meteor Lake. It reportedly mentioned Windows 12 support internally for its processors.
While Windows 11 continues its updates, with changes focusing on AI and accessibility, Windows 12 is only just starting to get talked about. This time the leaker @leaf_hobby Twitter, specializing in hardware, revealed details of future processors from Intel, which would mention support for Windows 12. Neither Intel nor Microsoft would comment on the leak.
Intel’s Meteor Lake Platform: Future Desktop PC Processors
THE leaker which also calls itself TLC revealed in a tweet (since deleted) that this new platform on which the brand’s future processors would be based will have 20 PCIe Gen 5 ports. VideoCardz who was able to view the tweet in question in time. Of these 20 ports, 16 would be dedicated to the GPU and 4 to storage. Currently, platforms released by Intel are limited to a total of 16 lanes.
Meteor Lake is expected early next year. But the main information that we retain is above all the support for Windows 12, mentioned in the documents that leaf_hobby could have consulted.
What we know about Windows 12: focus on AI
This new version of Microsoft’s operating system is reportedly scheduled for 2024, which isn’t that long. Microsoft would base itself on a cycle of a new version every three years. With Windows 11 being released in 2021, that makes sense. The code name for this OS would be ” Next Valley » internally.
The most notable change coming to Windows 12 would be the deeper integration of AI-powered features. It would interfere in system applications: Photos, Mail, Clock, etc. We know that Microsoft is very involved in AI, whether with its conversational Bing, its billions of dollars invested in the field or the addition of intelligent functions in the Office suite.
Moreover, Microsoft consumer marketing manager Yusuf Mehdi fully assumes this in a recent interview with The Verge : “ When we start developing future versions of Windows, we’ll think about other places where AI should play a natural role in terms of the experience. “.
To achieve this, the firm will have to work closely with chip manufacturers, such as Intel or AMD. They will have to develop together dedicated AI chips in the machines, to generate dedicated computing power. The platform mentioned in the leak could be used for this, which would explain why we hear about Windows 12.
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