Intel reveals the design of Alder Lake, Sapphire Rapids, Meteor Lake and Granite Rapids CPUs

Published: Jul 26th 2021, 21:35 GMT   Comments

Intel shows next-gen CPUs

During the Intel Accelerated event, the manufacturer disclosed the information on the upcoming changes to its node naming as well as has shown some of its upcoming for the first time.

Intel has confirmed that Intel 7 node will be used for Alder Lake consumer CPUs and Sapphire Rapids data center processors. The company confirmed Alder Lake will start shipping this year, while Sapphire Rapids will enter production in the first quarter of 2022. This is the first time Intel has shown the design of each processor, clearly illustrating the hybrid architecture design of Alder Lake (with high-efficiency and high-performance cores) as well as the multi-die design of the Sapphire Rapids CPUs.

Intel 4 will be ready for production in the second half of 2022 and it will start shipping in 2023. Products based on this node include Meteor Lake for clients and Granite Rapids for data centers. This was disclosed by Dr. Ann Kelleher, SVP and GM at Technology Development at Intel.

The picture showing Meteor Lake shows GPU die with up to 192 Execution Units, which is a major upgrade from 96 EUs on existing processors. The Granite Rapids processors appear to be dual die, each with 60 squares. Intel has not disclosed the specs of the processors, but if each square represented a core, this would be a 120 core processor.

Furthermore, Intel confirmed that Meteor Lake will use Foveros packaging technology and it will support TDP ranges from 5 to 125W. Intel Meteor Lake should debut as the 14th Gen Core series following Raptor Lake, now expected in late 2022.

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