Portal Igor’s LAB has released the first details on the upcoming 14th Gen Intel Core mobile processors, codenamed Meteor Lake. The resource shared several charts highlighting the most important details about future chips. As it became known, Intel will release mobile Meteor Lake series H, P and U – they have different TDP levels and are designed for laptops of different segments.
According to reports, Meteor Lake’s mobile chips will receive a new type of energy-efficient LP E-Core cores. We’re probably talking about Low Power Efficient Core – the lowest-performing cores that will become another link in the hybrid architecture of 14th generation Core processors. Rumors have been circulating for some time that Intel will use three types of cores in future chips. If true, the Meteor Lake architecture is similar to the current Arm approach, which also uses three types of cores in one chip.
According to other sources, the third type of Meteor Lake cores will not be contained in a computer chip (tile or chiplet), like high-performance P-cores and energy-efficient E-cores, but in a separate SoC die. Recall that Meteor Lake will be the first consumer Intel processors in which the company will use a hybrid architecture of multiple crystals (tiles) created using different engineering processes.
According to Igor’s LAB, the Meteor Lake-H and Meteor Lake-P series processors can offer up to 14 physical cores (6 P cores and 8 E cores). Models of the Meteor Lake U series, on the other hand, have up to 12 cores. It is also known that the new architecture will support DDR5-5600 and LPDDR5/LPDDR5X-7467 RAM. Meteor Lake-based systems can offer up to 96GB of DDR5 RAM or up to 64GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
It also became known that Meteor Lake will receive a new integrated graphics architecture – Intel Xe-LPG. In the documents it is mentioned under the marking Xe2. Meteor Lake H, P, and U processors get up to 128 integrated graphics execution units. It is currently unknown if X ise2 representative of the Battlemage game architecture that will replace the current Alchemist graphics, or it will be a new, improved, energy-efficient version of Alchemist.
Meteor Lake-H mobile processors powering high-performance gaming laptops get support for up to eight PCIe 5.0 lanes. PCIe 5.0 support for the persistent memory subsystem is not yet mentioned.
The information received from the Igor’s LAB portal also confirms that the 14th generation of Intel Core processors will debut in the second half of 2023.