Intel reveals Meteor Lake-P 6P+8E CPU diagram for 2023 laptops

Published: Aug 22nd 2022, 16:02 GMT   Comments

Intel details Foveros 3D packaging technology for Meteor, Arrow and Lunar Lake CPUs

At HotChips34 Intel took the opportunity to explain some details on the next-gen CPU packaging technology, as well as to debunk some rumors.

Contrary to the report from TrendForce, Intel is not planning to manufacture Meteor Lake GPU tile on 3 nm TSMC node. In fact, this tile was always meant to be made with 5 nm technology. This next-gen SoC for consumer devices will leverage Intel’s new disintegrated approach to CPU architecture. Intel has now confirmed which nodes will be used for this architecture.

Meteor Lake SoC with 6P+8E cores, Source: Intel

Intel has briefed the press with some key details on the Meteor Lake series, mainly focusing on packaging technology. Among these details, the company released a new diagram showing the next-gen consumer SoC with six Performance and 8 Efficient cores. Those cores will be part of the compute tile manufactured by Intel with their ‘4’ process technology, previously referred to as 7 nm.

This chip is likely the next-gen MTL-P silicon for low-power and maybe portable gaming laptops. We have already seen the smaller die called MTL-U which has fewer compute cores (2+8) and possibly less power GPU.

According to the reports, the GPU tile will be using TSMC N5 node, while the SoC tile will use N6 from the same foundry. The fourth (IO) tile will use N6 as well. All four chips are to be attached to Foveros interposer designed in Intel 22 nm node.

Meteor Lake SoC with process nodes, Source: PCwatch

Therefore, Intel has debunked the rumor that tGPU (graphics tile) is using N3 process technology, and it is simply impossible for this node to affect Meteor Lake launch schedule.

Intel confirmed that Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake are launching in 2023 and 2024 respectively. The series will launch for desktop and mobile platforms. The company also confirmed that Lunar Lake, which is expected after Arrow Lake, was designed primarily for 15W low-end chips. But this does not rule out the possibility of a desktop chip.

Intel Mainstream CPU Roadmap (RUMORED)
VideoCardzAlder LakeRaptor LakeMeteor LakeArrow LakeLunar Lake
Desktop Launch DateQ4 2021Q4 2022Q4 2023 2H 20242024+
CPU NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 4 (CPU)
Intel 20A
Intel 18A
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRedwood CoveLion CoveTBC
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontCrestmontSkymontTBC
Graphics µArchXe-LPXe-LPXe-HPGXe-HPGXe2-HPG
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 CoreTBCTBCTBC

Source: PCWatch, Tom’s Hardware, Wccftech

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