Next-generation Intel processors being a long journey through Linux patches.
Intel Meteor Lake
It has been spotted that Intel engineers have already begun submitting patches to Linux kernel for Meteor Lake Intel processor series. Meteor Lake is a successor to the Alder Lake series featuring Intel Hybrid technology with big and small core design.
The series is expected to be manufactured in Intel’s 7nm SuperFin process technology featuring Ocean Cove and Gracemont core architectures. The processors are now expected between the years 2022 and 2023.
The first support patch for Meteor Lake has appeared with Intel e1000e Gigabit Ethernet Linux Driver. Hopefully, this does not mean that the 2022 Intel Core series will still rely on Gigabit NICs. The support for 2.5 Gbit networking is slowly gaining momentum in high-end desktop motherboard space with Intel 400-series and upcoming 500-series chipsets
Intel Meteor Lake would therefore compete with AMD Zen4 architecture expected to debut around late 2021 (EPYC Genoa) featuring TSMC 5nm architecture. AMD Ryzen processors based on 5nm could launch in 2022, however, the manufacturer has made no promises in regard to consumer Zen4 products yet.
Intel Meteor Lake is expected to succeed Alder Lake featuring a hybrid of Golden Cove and Gracemont cores
|INTEL Mainstream CPU Series Specs|
|VideoCardz.com||Coffee Lake-S||Comet Lake-S||Rocket Lake-S||Alder Lake-S||Meteor Lake-S|
|Launch Year||2018||2020||2020-2021||2H 2021||2022-2023|
|Fabrication Node||14nm||14nm||14nm||10nm SuperFin||7nm SuperFin?|
|Core µArch||Skylake||Skylake||Cypress Cove||Golden Cove + Gracemont||Ocean Cove + Gracemont|
|Graphics µArch||Gen9||Gen9.5||Gen12||Gen12 TBC||Gen 13 TBC|
|Max Core Count||up to 8 cores||up to 10 cores||up to 8 cores||up to 16 (8B+8s)||TBC|
|PCIe Gen||PCIe 3.0||PCIe 3.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 5.0|
|Intel Core Series||8th/9th Gen Core-S||10th Gen Core-S||11th Gen Core-S (?)||12th Gen Core-S (?)||13th Gen Core-S (?)|
|Motherboard Chipsets||Intel 300 (eg. Z390)||Intel 400 (eg. Z490)||Intel 500 (Z590)||Intel 600 (eg. Z690) (?)||Intel 700 (eg. Z790) (?)|