New architectures and fewer cores - Intel's next-gen Meteor Lake CPUs are going to be very different
Fewer cores does not mean less performance
Published: 31st October 2022 | Source: WCCFTECH |
Meteor Lake is set to be more powerful than Raptor Lake while featuring fewer total cores
New details about Intel's planned 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors have started leaking online, detailing the blue teams plans for their next CPU socket, LGA 1851.
Intel's new Raptor Lake processors may impress with their higher clock speeds and additional E-cores, but fundamentally Intel's 13th generation designs are refined versions of what are already available with Alder Lake. Yes, Intel has delivered significant generational performance gains, but this was achieved without major architectural changes from Intel. That should change with Meteor Lake.
Both Raptor Lake and Alder Lake use versions of Intel's Golden Cove P-Cores (Raptor Cove for Raptor Lake) and Gracemont E-cores. Meteor Lake will see Intel transition to Redwood Cove P-Cores and Crestmont E-Cores, delivering customers improved core architectures that will be built using Intel's Intel 4 lithography node. Meteor Lake will feature to core architecture shifts and a lithography node shift.
Rumour has it that Intel's Meteor Lake processors will offer users six P-cores and sixteen E-cores, giving Meteor Lake fewer total cores than today's i9-13900K. Even so, with major architectural changes coming to Intel's P-cores and E-cores, we expect Intel's next-generation processors to deliver higher levels of single-threaded and multi-threaded performance.
Using Intel's "Tiled Architecture", the company will be creating multi-chiplet processors like AMD. That said, Intel's Tiled Architecture will utilise Intel's Foveros packaging technology to make their Meteor Lake processors perform more like a monolithic processor.
Intel expects their Meteor Lake processors to begin its volume ramp before the end of 2023, which means that we are unlikely to see Intel launch Meteor Lake until 2024. That means that we shouldn't expect to see a Raptor Lake successor anytime soon.