The 14th generation Intel Meteor Lake processors are expected to be released later this year, primarily for mobile platforms. These chips will be first to take advantage of chiplet technology and x86 hybrid core architecture.
1 Intel is reportedly aiming to improve performance per watt by over 50% with 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors
"According to information shared by trusted sources and insiders, 14th Gen Intel Meteor Lake processors are aiming for significant performance and efficiency improvements. The 14th Gen Intel Meteor Lake processors will get a new Core and E-core. The architecture, and while hybrid implementation is intact, CPU itself will use several other IP addresses, which will be bundled together with multiple chiplets.
The 14th generation Intel Meteor Lake processors are said to be primarily aimed at mobility, although a desktop line was planned, but those plans were rumored to have changed. But back to details. The goal of Meteor Lake CPU is said to be more than 50% more performance (efficiency) per watt compared to current generation. This is certainly a significant efficiency boost, as AMD's Zen 4 architecture delivered over 25% better performance per watt when it was introduced last year. Raptor Lake (Raptor Cove + Gracemont) performance per watt is used for comparison with Meteor Lake and uses similar core processors.
But that's not all. The insider also pointed out that Intel Meteor Lake processors could get a double GPU performance boost thanks to a new tGPU or Tiled-GPU architecture that will use the new Xe GPU cores. It is reported that a specific configuration includes 128 execution units operating at a clock frequency of more than 2.0 GHz.
As Raja Koduri said, Meteor Lake CPU will use an Arc tiled GPU, making it a whole new category of graphics on a chip. It is neither an iGPU nor a dGPU and is currently considered a tGPU (Next Generation Tiled GPU/Graphics Engine). Meteor Lake processors will feature new Xe-HPG graphics architecture, delivering increased performance while maintaining same level of power efficiency as existing integrated GPUs. It will also improve support for DirectX 12 Ultimate and XeSS, which are currently only supported by Alchemist series.
Double performance and all these compelling features can seriously compete with AMD RDNA 3 GPUs in same integration space. Nvidia could also face further pressure from growing integrated GPU market, where AMD and Intel have been generating generation after generation profits.
According to Intel, 14th generation Meteor Lake CPU will feature a new tiled architecture, which means company has decided to go full chiplet. There are 4 main tiles on Meteor Lake processor. There are I/O tiles, SOC tiles, GFX tiles, and compute tiles. Compute tiles include CPU tiles and GFX tiles. The CPU Tile will feature a new hybrid core design consisting of Redwood Cove P-Core and Crestmont E-Core to deliver higher performance at lower power consumption.
Intel confirmed in its latest earnings report that it will ramp up production of its Meteor Lake processors in second half of 2023, so expect more news later this year.