News on Windows 12 revealed by a Meteor Lake leak

News on Windows 12 revealed by a Meteor Lake leak

Last July, we reported that Microsoft would adopt a three-year development cycle for future editions of Windows. Consequently, given that Windows 11 was launched in 2021, the future Windows 12 should arrive on our PCs in 2024 .

A few small clues have reached us through the leaker @leaf_hobby , who recently posted a message on Twitter in which he stated that the Intel Meteor Lake-S desktop processors will support the next release of the operating system from Microsoft. However, the tweet was later removed, but thanks to Google Cache it is still possible to access this information.

Naturally, the Redmond company has not yet confirmed a launch date for Windows 12, but if the three-year development cycle will be met, the operating system is expected to arrive in the second half of 2024. The first Meteor Lake processors are expected to be available in late 2023, suggesting that Windows 12 support is a given.

Photo Credit: @leaf_hobby/Twitter Intel seems to be putting a lot of effort into improving its technologies. The 15th generation Arrow Lake processors are expected in late 2024 or early 2025 and should integrate an engine dedicated to artificial intelligence like the one with AMD's Ryzen 7000 family, as well as Meteor Lake. But the news doesn't end there: it seems that Meteor Lake will also support 20 PCIe 5.0 lanes, a new Intel Z890 chipset with Wi-Fi 7 connectivity and will use Intel 4 (7 nm) process technology for the compute tile, while the integrated GPU it should be produced on TSMC's 3 or 5 nm node.

However, take this information with a grain of skepticism, as Microsoft has not yet confirmed anything regarding Windows 12 and Intel has not yet officially announced the future support for the new operating system. We therefore look forward to further developments on this front.