Intel Meteor Lake’s “Redwood Cove” and “Crestmont” architectures confirmed

Published: Jul 22nd 2022, 09:08 GMT   Comments

Meteor Lake = Redwood Cove + Crestmont

A confirmation on the microarchitecture used by Meteor Lake CPU series.

The rumors about Redwood Cove architecture are dated as far back as November 2020, when it was first mentioned by Moore’s Law is Dead. This rumor is finally finding its confirmation though leaked Microsoft Perfmon logs.

According to the data shared by @InstLatX64, upcoming 14th Gen Core “Meteor Lake” will feature two architectures: the big core known as Core/Performance will be based on Redwood Cove microarchitecture, while the small/Efficient core is supposedly based on Crestmont.

Meteor Lake microarchitectures, Source: @InstLatX64

Meteor Lake is a successor to Raptor Lake, a new hybrid architecture designed for desktops and mobile devices. It should not be expected sooner than next year though. This architecture will be the first consumer product series to feature Intel 4 process technology.

Furthermore, Meteor Lake is to feature an entirely new Intel Xe-LPG graphics architecture with increased core count. Intel teased up to 192 Execution Units, while recent leaks suggest it’s actually 128EU for the laptop series.

The 14th Gen Core series may also ship with a third type of core implemented into the SoC die (not Compute). Only two such low-power cores are to be used by Meteor Lake CPUs.

Intel Mainstream CPU Roadmap (RUMORED)
VideoCardzAlder LakeRaptor LakeMeteor LakeArrow LakeLunar Lake
Desktop Launch DateQ4 2021Q4 2022Q4 2023 2H 20242024+
CPU NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 4 Intel 20AIntel 18A
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRedwood CoveLion CoveTBC
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontCrestmontSkymontTBC
Graphics µArchXe-LPXe-LPXe-LPGXe-LPGXe2-LPG
Max CPU Core Count16 (8C+8c)24 (8C+16c)TBC40 (8C+32c)TBC
Max GPU Core Count96 EU96 EU128-192 EU320 EUTBC
Desktop SocketLGA1700LGA1700LGA 1851LGA 1851TBC
Memory SupportDDR4/DDR5-4800DDR4/DDR5-5600DDR5TBCTBC
PCIe GenPCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0TBCTBC
Intel Core Series12th Gen Core13th Gen Core14th Gen CoreTBCTBC

Source: @InstLatX64

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