Intel has outlined some spectacular objectives for its next-gen Meteor Lake CPUs to get any PC gamer salivating. These embody delivering larger than 20% quicker clock speeds for a similar energy as Alder Lake makes use of in the present day, and the usage of EUV (excessive ultraviolet) lithography for a a lot improved Intel 4 course of node.
The Meteor Lake processor technology hasn’t bought an official launch date but, nevertheless it’s anticipated to reach later in 2023 if all goes to plan. This would be the first of Intel’s client CPUs to really use a chiplet design, connecting compute, GPU, and SoC dies by way of its Foveros packaging course of. It is not the following chip technology anticipated from Intel—that is Raptor Lake, a refresh of the prevailing Alder Lake processors—however it’s the subsequent one after that.
That hasn’t stopped a number of the juicy particulars from popping out about this future chip technology, nonetheless, as Intel has elaborated extra on this upcoming chip launch on the 2022 IEEE VLSI Symposium.
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Nonetheless, it seems as if Intel is urgent on as deliberate with Meteor Lake. Meteor Lake would be the first client CPU constructed utilizing the Intel 4 course of node, and with that new course of comes a goal of greater than 20% larger frequencies for a similar energy as the method node utilized by present twelfth Gen chips, Intel 7.
In principle, that ought to see fairly a step up in efficiency with out the need to extend processor energy necessities even additional. But I might nonetheless anticipate the following few processor generations will improve energy calls for. Intel shall be pushing to maximise its efficiency versus the strict competitors over at AMD, and effectivity is often the very first thing to exit the window within the pursuit of upper efficiency. That is not solely in CPUs however in GPUs, too.
Intel has already confirmed Meteor Lake with a 5–125W Watt thermal vary, however that does not essentially imply that is the height wattage that we’ll see these chips run at on desktop.