Intel announces Meteor Lake launch date, but no SKU information
A detailed presentation on Intel’s next client CPU series “Meteor Lake” has been published right before Innovation 2023 opening keynote by Pat Gelsinger.
Intel has revealed its next mobile Core processors, codenamed Meteor Lake, which are expected to launch on December 14th. These processors will be the first to use Intel’s new 4 process node, which is based on EUV lithography and offers improved performance and power efficiency. They will also be the first to use a disaggregated design, which means that different components of the chip will be fabricated on different process nodes and stacked together using Intel’s 3D Foveros packaging technology.
Intel Meteor Lake CPUs will be the first CPU series under the name that drops the ‘i’ branding. The upcoming Core Ultra CPUs will feature Arc GPU architecture (Xe-LPG), Redwood Cove P-cores and Crestmont E-Cores. There will also be dedicated high efficiency E-Cores in the SoC die.
Intel confirms that Meteor Lake will support PCIe Gen5 interface, USB4 and Thunderbolt 4.
New AI Experiences Powered by Intel Core Ultra Processors
Intel will usher in the age of the AI PC with the upcoming Intel Core Ultra processors, code-named Meteor Lake, featuring Intel’s first integrated neural processing unit, or NPU, for power-efficient AI acceleration and local inference on the PC. Intel confirmed Core Ultra will launch Dec. 14. The details:
- Core Ultra delivers low-latency AI compute that is connectivity-independent with stronger data privacy.
- Core Ultra integrates an NPU into client silicon for the first time. The NPU is built to enable low power and high quality and provide entirely new PC experiences. It is ideal for workloads migrating from the CPU that need higher quality or efficiency, or for workloads that would typically run in the cloud due to lack of efficient client compute.
- Core Ultra represents an inflection point in Intel’s client processor roadmap: It’s the first client chiplet design enabled by Foveros packaging technology. In addition to the NPU and major advances in power-efficient performance thanks to Intel 4 process technology, the new processor brings discrete-level graphics performance with onboard Intel® Arc™ graphics.
- Core Ultra’s disaggregated architecture delivers a balance of performance and power across AI-driven tasks:
- The GPU has performance parallelism and throughput, ideal for AI infused in media, 3D applications and the render pipeline.
- The NPU is a dedicated low-power AI engine for sustained AI and AI offload.
- The CPU has a fast response ideal for lightweight, single-inference low-latency AI tasks.
- Intel highlighted a collaboration with Acer to bring AI to its upcoming Core Ultra systems showcasing how the new “Acer Parallax” software feature uses the NPU to add a 3D look and feel to user images.