Intel plans to release Meteor Lake processors for desktop PCs next year. Initially, it was assumed that these chips would appear only in the mobile segment, but recently an Intel representative confirmed that as part of the 14th generation of Core chips, representatives of the Meteor Lake family will join Raptor Lake Refresh in the desktop segment will come across.
While the reasons why the release of the Meteor Lake processors were initially planned to be for laptops only were not disclosed, the company has confirmed that these processors will eventually be available for desktop systems as well. “Meteor Lake will appear on the desktop in 2024“said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Systems Division.
Little is currently known about Meteor Lake-S processors. They will reportedly have up to six high-performance cores, as well as a number of energy-efficient cores. This should be suitable for compact desktop PCs, but may not suit the needs of gamers and enthusiasts.
The Meteor Lake-S and Arrow Lake-S processors are said to be compatible with the LGA 1851 platform and work with Intel 800 series chipsets. New motherboards for this platform are expected to feature advanced voltage regulation modules that will help achieve maximum performance.
The Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake processors symbolize Intel’s strategic transition to implementing chiplet architecture. For Meteor Lake, the chiplet with cores is manufactured using Intel 4 (7nm) process technology with deep ultraviolet (EUV) photolithography, enabling a higher degree of miniaturization of the transistors. Arrow Lake, in turn, will be based on Intel’s 2nm 20A process technology, which represents a breakthrough in microprocessor technology and enables the inclusion of even more transistors on a single chip.
In addition, the processors of both series will use graphics chiplets based on TSMC’s latest 3nm N3E technology. All of this promises significant improvements in performance and power consumption, opening new opportunities for the development of more powerful and efficient computer systems.