Persevering with with this morning’s spate of Intel information coming from Intel’s annual Investor assembly, we even have some new info on Intel’s forthcoming Meteor Lake processors, courtesy of this morning’s graphics presentation. Intel’s 2023 consumer processor platform, Meteor Lake was beforehand confirmed by the corporate to make use of a chiplet/tile method. Now the corporate is providing a bit extra element on their tile method, confirming that Meteor Lake will use a separate graphics tile, and providing the primary visible mock-up of what this tiled method will appear like.
First revealed again in March of 2021, Meteor Lake is Intel’s consumer platform that can observe Raptor Lake – the latter of which is Alder Lake’s successor. In different phrases, we’re taking a look at Intel’s plans for his or her consumer platform two generations down the road. Among the many handful of particulars revealed up to now about Meteor Lake, we all know that it’ll take a tiled method, and that the compute tile might be constructed on the Intel 4 course of, the corporate’s first EUV-based course of.
Now, because of this morning’s investor presentation, we’ve our first have a look at the graphics aspect of Meteor Lake. For Intel’s 2023/2024 platform, Intel isn’t simply providing a compute tile separate from an IO/SoC tile, however graphics might be their very own tile as effectively. And that graphics tile, in flip, might be primarily based on Intel’s Arc graphics applied sciences – presumably the Battlemage structure.
In describing the importance of this modification to Intel’s investor viewers, GPU frontman Raja Koduri underscored that the tiled method will allow Intel to supply efficiency extra alongside the traces of conventional discrete GPUs whereas retaining the facility effectivity of conventional built-in GPUs. Extra pragmatically, Battlemage also needs to be a big step up from Intel’s current Xe-LP built-in GPU structure when it comes to options, providing at the very least the total DirectX 12 Final (FL 12_2) function set in an built-in GPU. Per this schedule, it will put Intel roughly a yr and a half to 2 years behind arch-rival AMD when it comes to built-in graphics function units, as AMD’s brand-new Ryzen 6000 “Rembrandt” APUs are launching in the present day with a DX12U-capable GPU structure.
Previous that, we’re anticipating that Intel could have a bit extra info on Meteor Lake this afternoon, as the corporate will ship its consumer (Core) and server (Xeon) updates to buyers as a part of their stay session later in the present day. Of explicit curiosity might be whether or not Intel embraces the tiled method for the whole Meteor Lake household, or in the event that they’ll hit a crossover level the place they’ll wish to produce a extra conventional monolithic chip for the lower-end portion of the product stack. The Foveros know-how getting used to package deal Meteor Lake is cutting-edge know-how, and cutting-edge tech typically has price drawbacks.