Intel 14th Gen Specs: Only 6 P cores on Meteor Lake desktop processors, 2nm Arrow Lake-S with 8 P+8E cores. [Rumor]

Spécifications de la 14e génération d'Intel : Seulement 6 cœurs P sur les processeurs Meteor Lake pour PC de bureau, Arrow Lake-S en 2 nm avec 8 cœurs P+8E. [Rumor]

(Alleged) specs for Intel's 14th Gen lineup have surfaced (via: WCCFTech) for the first time. Divided into two subfamilies exploiting different process nodes and core architectures, it will mark a decisive shift in the chipmaker's design philosophy. About four years after launching the first design based on rival AMD's chiplets (Ryzen 3000), Intel will release its first modular chips in the consumer space. Additionally, the 14th generation family, including the Meteor and Arrow Lake offerings, will come with a new “V” socket, blocking, requiring users to purchase a new set of motherboards.

Meteor Lake is scheduled for release in mid-to-late 2023. It will be based on five disaggregated chips, manufactured on Intel 4 (CPU tile), TSMC N5 (iGPU tile), TSMC N6 (SoC and I/O tiles), and Intel 16 (Foveros Base Die):

CPU TileIntel 43D Foveros Base Die22FFL/Intel 16GPU TileTSMC 5nm (N5)SoC TileTSMC 6nm (N6)I/O TileTSMC 6nm (N6)

The first is the K series die with a base and boost TDP of 125W and 254W, respectively. Then there's the non-K SKU with a base power of 65W and the low-power T-series chip running at 35W (stock). The number of cores of the five Meteor Lake-S chips is as follows:

  • Meteor Lake-S (K): 22 cores (6P + 16E)
  • Meteor Lake-S (non-K): 22 cores (6P + 16E)
  • Meteor Lake-S (T): 22 (6P + 16E)
  • Meteor Lake-S (non-K): 14 cores (6P + 8E)
  • Lake Meteor-S (T): 14 cores (6P + 8E)

Meteor Lake-S will reach 22 cores, two fewer than Raptor Lake. The number of P cores will be reduced to 6 (from 8), with the number of E cores remaining unchanged at 16. Redwood Cove will succeed Raptor Cove/Golden Cove as the P core, and Crestmont will succeed Gracemont. Meteor Lake will land in mid to late 2023, followed by Arrow Lake near the end of 2024.

Arrow Lake will operate the 20A (2nm) process node. It will reduce the number of P-cores to 8 or 24 taking into account the E-cores. The 14th generation ranges will use Intel's Foveros 3D packaging technology. Unlike the first Foveros implementation, Meteor Lake will feature a fictional base tile (interposer) without any logic. The four chiplets or functional tiles will be stacked in 3D on this skeleton matrix.

  • Arrow Lake-S (K): 24 cores (8P + 16E)
  • Arrow Lake-S (non-K): 24 cores (8P + 16E)
  • Arrow Lake-S (T): 24 cores (8P + 16E)

Both Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake will feature a 4-core iGPU Xe die for a total of 512 ALUs, almost the same as the A310. While this shouldn't be a problem for Ryzen mobile APUs, desktop components could be slower.