Intel ‘Meteor Lake’ leak reveals Core Ultra 9 185H with 16 cores and 5.1 Ghz clock speed

1st-gen Core Ultra chips are coming next year.


  • Intel’s upcoming Core Ultra processors will have a new naming convention, moving from “i3/i5/i7/i9” to “Core 3/5/7/9”.
  • Leaks indicate that the flagship Core Ultra 9 185H will have a 16-core configuration with an increased clock speed of 5.1 GHz.
  • Another low-end chip, the Core Ultra 5 125H, is expected to have 14 cores and a clock speed of 4.47 GHz, according to benchmark results.

Earlier this year, Intel announced the biggest overhaul of its processors in a decade. Starting with the Meteor Lake line, the ‘Core i’ name will replace the ‘Core Ultra’ for high-end chips, while the core components will move from “i3/i5/i7/i9” to “Core”. 3/5/7/9″ to name a few. Before this week, we already knew a few things about the 1st Core Ultra family, but a new leak has revealed more information about several SKUs in the upcoming lineup.

The latest release comes from tipster Golden Pig Upgrade of the popular Chinese website Bilibili (via HXL images/Twitter). According to one of their latest posts, the three most popular Meteor Lake devices will include Core Ultra 9 185H, Core Ultra 7 165H and Core Ultra 7 155H. The 185H will probably be the most popular SKU with 16 cores, including 6 Performance cores in one cluster and 10 Efficiency cores in two clusters for a 6+8+2 configuration. It will have a base clock of 3.8 Ghz and a boost clock of 5.1 GHz with Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost technology.

The other two chips mentioned by the tipster are Core Ultra 7 165H and Core Ultra 7 155H. As you can tell from their names, the former will be the more powerful of the two, with an increased peak of 5.0 GHz. As for the clock, it is said to hit clock speeds of up to 4.8 GHz.

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In addition to the three, another Meteor Lake CPU appears to have been revealed earlier today when it popped up on Geekbench (via. Benchleaks/Twitter). As we can see in the list, the Core Ultra 5 125H can have 14 cores (and 18 threads), including 4 P-cores and 10 E-cores, especially in the configuration of 4 + 8 + 2. The lists also show that it should have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and an additional clock of 4.47 GHz. The chip was benchmarked as part of the HP Omen Transcend Gaming Laptop which managed to score 2,208 points in the single-mode test and 11,563 points in the multi-mode benchmark.

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