Last year, we reported that Microsoft is already planning for the release of its next desktop operating system, Windows 12 in the year 2024.
We also mentioned that the company is planning to return to the traditional three-year release cycle for major versions of the desktop Windows client. The last desktop operating system that was released by the Redmond giant was Windows 11 in the year 2021.
Now, a now-deleted tweet from known leaker @leaf_hobby (via VideoCardz) revealed internal information from Intel regarding its upcoming Meteor Lake desktop CPUs that show Windows 12 as a supported operating system.
The now-deleted internal documentation (from the deleted tweet) reads as follows:
MTL-S has additional 5.0 x4 from CPU(for M.2?)
From CPU Direct
Z890 has additional 4.0 x4 from chipset, x24 Gen4 lanes total
Wi-Fi 7 debut
It says support windows 12 on OS list(?)
Now only 6P+8E and 6P+16E, 8P under dev?
That’s everything I know
For those unaware, Intel’s next-generation Meteor Lake chipsets will be built on the company’s new 7nm process and may include 20 PCIe Gen 5 lanes, as well as AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities. The chips are expected to launch later this year or early 2024.
While Microsoft hasn’t revealed any plans for Windows 12, the company is already experimenting integration of AI-powered features into Windows 11 and future versions of Windows too.
“As we start to develop future versions of Windows we’ll think about other places where AI should play a natural role in terms of the experience,” Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s head of consumer marketing, said in an interview with The Verge earlier this week.
Microsoft and Intel have refused to comment on reports of Intel preparing support for Windows 12. Also, the Redmond giant has neither confirmed a release date for Windows 12 nor even accredited the upcoming operating system. Hence it is important to take these reports with a pinch of salt.