Intel Meteor Lake With Intel 4 Process, Tile Design Announced: All Details Here

The Intel Meteor Lake marks the biggest architectural redesign by Intel in four decades.

  • Intel Meteor Lake processor announced by the company with several firsts for the brand.
  • The next-generation Intel processor will arrive on laptops and computers on December 14.
  • The Intel Meteor Lake is the biggest architectural redesign by Intel in the last 40 years.

Intel Meteor Lake has finally been announced by the company after a long wait. The next-generation processor from Intel marks a lot of firsts for the maker. It’s the first Intel 4 process chipset, the first Intel chipset with a dedicated NPU, the first Intel processor for different tiles for each component, and more. With the new Intel 14th generation Meteor Lake chipsets, Intel is making the biggest architectural design change in the last 40 years. Here are all details of the latest Intel Meteor Lake chipsets arriving on December 14.

Intel Meteor Lake Processors Announced, Will Arrive on December 14

Intel Meteor Lake offers integrated AI capabilities and a powerful performance.
Intel Meteor Lake offers integrated AI capabilities and a powerful performance.

Intel says that Meteor Lake marks the most significant architectural redesign for the brand in 40 years. The Meteor Lake processor flaunts a completely new design featuring four connected tiles including Compute, SoC, GPU, and I/O. Intel has announced that these independent tiles have been connected using Intel’s industry-leading Foveros 3D packaging technology. Because of this technology, all connected tiles act as a monolithic chipset offering best-in-class performance and efficiency.

The first tile is the Compute tile with a new E-core (Crestmont) and P-core (Redwood Cove) microarchitecture built on the Intel 4 (7nm) process. Intel claims that despite being built on a 7nm fabrication, the Intel Meteor Lake offers 20% greater performance/watt compared to the last gen Intel 7 process. This is due to the full utilisation of EUV lithography. Additionally, according to Intel the Compute core has partitioned IP cores attached independently. This way these resource-hungry cores can access RAM independently to avoid keeping the core complex busy and avoid unnecessary power consumption.

The second tile is the SoC tile, which is the core tile enabling hybrid computing. Built on the 3D performance hybrid structure, the SoC Tile features low-power E-Cores to handle low-powered tasks on the computer or laptop. This tile also houses the Neural Processing Unit to handle on-device AI functions. The same tile also offers connectivity options like Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth, AV1, HDMI 2.1, and DisplayPort 2.1 standards.

The next tile is the dedicated Arc-Based GPU tile with A-series graphics from Intel. According to Intel, the new Meteor Lake GPU offers 2 times the performance/watt compared to the Intel Iris X graphics from the 12th-generation Intel core processors. As mentioned before, Intel has removed IP cores from the GPU and attached them independently to the SoC tile. This move will significantly reduce task traffic and power consumption on Intel Meteor Lake machines.

The last tile is the I/O tile that offers the best-in-line input-output options on the Meteor Lake-powered machines. This tile houses the latest connectivity standards like PCIe Gen5 and Thunderbolt 4 support.