Intel may have canceled its 14th Gen Meteor Lake-S desktop processors after multiple reports of a possible delay. Leveraging the LGA1851 socket, these chips were designed on the Intel 4 process node with the first iteration of EUV lithography. We’re talking about a 20% improvement in performance per watt. Meteor Lake-P, the mobile variant, has already been taped out with volume production in progress, but there’s no official word on the desktop lineup.
Well-reputed tipster Raichu believes the desktop platform has been canceled for unforeseeable reasons: 4nm (Intel 4) yields, most probably. The Meteor Lake-S lineup was supposed to leverage the LGA1851 socket with three disaggregate dies or tiles: The CPU compute die for the IDM 4nm node (up to 6 “Redwood Cove” P-cores and 16 “Crestmont” E-cores) while the I/O and iGPU tiles for the TSMC N6 and N5 process nodes, respectively.
MTL-S seems maybe canceled.🤔Originally tweeted by Raichu (@OneRaichu) on December 23, 2022.
Being a mobile-centric platform, Meteor Lake will reduce the P-core count to improve efficiency with limited capacity, likely preventing a separate desktop lineup. Arrow Lake should be the first desktop family to adopt the LGA1851 socket with the same 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores as Raptor Lake. The chipmaker promises to manufacture it on the most advanced process node: 20A (2nm) with GAA (RibbonFET) transistors and PowerVia backside power delivery. It’ll feature an advanced chiplet architecture with wider inter-die bandwidth, and a potent graphics die fabbed on the TSMC 3nm or 4nm process.
🤔LGA18xx maybe will support three gen products too.
(It just my guess)Originally tweeted by Raichu (@OneRaichu) on December 23, 2022.
Additionally, the LGA1851 socket may offer extended platform support for up to three Core lineups, including 14th Gen, 15th Gen, and 16th Gen, codenamed Arrow, Lunar, and Pather Lake. According to Raichu, the Royal Cove P-core architected by Jim Keller will power the Pather Lake platform.