The specifications of Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors have surfaced. Fabbed on the Intel 4 and TSMC’s 3nm (iGPU die) process nodes, these chips are slated for a late 2023 launch for notebooks and high-performance laptops. It will be the first CPU family from the chipmaker to leverage EUV lithography and process technology on par with rival AMD’s offerings. Furthermore, all mainstream mobile processors following it will leverage Angstrom-grade process nodes, barring any delays.
This (rather detailed) report comes from Igor’s Lab. According to the German veteran, Meteor Lake-P will top out at 14 cores (6P+8E) for the high-performance 45-55W and 12 cores (4P+8E) for the 28W low power lineups. As you can see, the core counts are unchanged from Alder Lake-P (and Raptor Lake-P) and the bulk of upgrades have gone into graphics and memory. The memory speeds have been bumped up to DDR5-5600 for high-performance and LPDDR5/LPDDR5x-7467 for low-power designs. The LLC is, however, unchanged at 24MB.
The 3nm iGPU tile from TSMC will pack up to 128 EUs or 1,024 shaders based on the Xe2 graphics architecture which is supposedly the same as the one used by the 1st Gen Arc family. A total of 8 PCIe Gen 5 lanes will be available for the dGPU, and the remaining 12 configured for (up to three) NVMe SSDs. Additionally, four Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) ports will also be supported along with two USB 3 and ten USB 2 ports.