Intel Meteor Lake to be Limited to Notebooks, Arrow Lake w/ 40 Cores for Desktops [Rumor]


The most recent whispers from the trade point out that Intel might be skipping the Meteor Lake lineup on the desktop platform, launching Arrow Lake as an alternative. Initially, it was believed that Arrow Lake could be the successor to Meteor Lake because the fifteenth Gen lineup, with the Lion Cove and Skymont core architectures. If that is true, then Intel might be bringing some severe efficiency enhancements with its 14th Gen Core choices.

The thirteenth Gen Raptor Lake lineup is slated to succeed Alder Lake within the second half of 2022 with the Raptor Cove core structure, and an elevated effectivity core rely. The efficiency cores will get an IPC uplift whereas the effectivity cores might be doubled to 16, pushing the general core rely to 24.

With the 14th Gen lineup, Intel is seeking to improve its give attention to the desktop and DIY markets. Whereas Meteor Lake will launch for cellular platforms in 2023 with the Intel 4 node (leveraging the Redwood Cove and Crestcove core architectures), Arrow Lake will land for the desktop “S” platform the identical yr together with the Intel 3 node, and the Lion Cove/Skymont core architectures.

Arrow Lake will allegedly push the core rely to 40 with 8 Lion Cove and 32 Skymont cores, greater than twice as a lot as Alder Lake. Meteor Lake-P ought to preserve the core rely the identical as Alder Lake-P, with 6 Redwood Cove cores and eight Crestmont cores.

Alder Lake (Golden Cove/Gracemont) This autumn’21 / Q1’22 – predicted to be competitively weak vs AMD/Apple choices that point.

Raptor Lake (Raptor Cove / Gracemont) Q3’22 / This autumn’22 – 10% CPU perf increase and eight/16 configuration places intel again on par however anticipate AMD/Apple to refresh their merchandise as effectively.

Meteor Lake (Redwood Cove / Crestmont) Q2’23 – Intel’s first true chiplet or tile-based design. Totally different dies constructed on TSMC / Intel processes. Extra of a node shrink with single-digit efficiency enhancements. AMD will once more lengthen the lead with Zen 4+ / 5.

Arrow Lake (Lion Cove / Skymont) This autumn’23 – Will characteristic an up to date compute tile with 8/32 config for the excessive finish fanatic merchandise. May obtain parity with AMD choices on the time however loses out to Apple in energy effectivity.

Lunar Lake (Lion Cove / Skymont) This autumn’24 – That is the product that can use TSMC 3nm as reported by Nikkei. Massive efficiency soar anticipated and designed to realize parity or beat AMD and Apple in each efficiency and energy effectivity.

Nova Lake (Panther Cove [tentative]/ Darkmont) 2025 – It will mark the largest architectural change in CPU structure because the Core structure is launched in 2006. Intel is working to construct totally new structure from the bottom up very similar to Ryzen with as much as 50% CPU efficiency enchancment from the lunar lake. That is additionally the explanation why Glenn Hinton returned.

Through: WCCFT

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