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Intel desktop Meteor Lake-S CPUs up to 22 cores, Arrow Lake-S up to 24 cores, Quad Xe iGPU cores and 125W TDPs

Intel desktop Meteor Lake-S CPUs up to 22 cores, Arrow Lake-S up to 24 cores, Quad Xe iGPU cores and 125W TDPs
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Detailed configurations of 14th Gen Meteor Lake-S and 15th Gen Arrow Lake-S from Intel desktop CPUs have been leaked giving us information about the different SKUs, core counts, TDPs and integrated graphics configuration.

Intel Meteor Lake-S CPUs with 6 performance cores, Arrow Lake-S with 8 P-cores on LGA 1851 socket

According to an internal Intel table, the details of their 14th and 15th generation desktop CPUs have been leaked. We know from previous reports that Intel is preparing a new socket called “V” that will support at least two generations of desktop CPUs, Meteor Lake-S and Arrow Lake-S. This socket will be very similar in dimensions to the existing LGA 1700/1800 socket, but with more pins and additional support for new/enhanced features.

Based on the leaked slides, it looks like Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake-S desktop CPUs will take a step back and reduce the P-core count while maintaining the E-core count. The lineup listed in the tables includes five different SKU configurations, with the top variants having up to 22 cores in a combination of 6 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores. The Meteor Lake CPUs’ P-Cores are based on the brand new Redwood Cove architecture, while the E-Cores use the Crestmont design. Both are new and improved architectures, as Coelacanth-Dream reported a few days ago. The full list of configurations includes:

  • Meteor Sea-S 22 (6P + 16E) / 4 Xe cores / 125 W TDP
  • Meteor Sea-S 22 (6P + 16E) / 4 Xe cores / 65 W TDP
  • Meteor Sea-S 22 (6P + 16E) / 4 Xe cores / 35W TDP
  • Meteor Sea-S 14 (6P + 8E) / 4 Xe cores / 65WTDP
  • Meteor Sea-S 14 (6P + 8E) / 4 Xe cores / 35WTDP

In addition to the SKUs, we also learn that all SKUs will have at least 4 Xe cores for the iGPU and will offer 64 execution units or 512 ALUs. That’s 2 Xe cores fewer than the DG2-powered Arc A310 graphics card, which is the lowest discrete board in the family, but an integrated GPU with that much capability will be on par or even better than that RDNA-2 iGPU on AMD’s Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs. Only the top die configuration will have a 125W Unlocked SKU series, while the rest will be available in the standard Non-K and T series with 65W and 35W TDPs.

Moving on are the 15th Gen Arrow Lake-S desktop CPUs, which bring back the 24 cores we get on Raptor Lake CPUs today. The Arrow Lake-S top die uses up to 24 cores, which are a combination of 8 performance cores and 16 efficiency cores. Below is the full list of SKUs to expect from the lineup:

  • Arrow Lake-S 24 (8P + 16E) / 4 Xe cores / 125 W TDP
  • Arrow Lake-S 24 (8P + 16E) / 4 Xe cores / 65 W TDP
  • Arrow Lake-S 24 (8P + 16E) / 4 Xe cores / 35W TDP

Intel Desktop CPU Core Count Progression:

Surname total cores total threads P nuclei E cores Year
SandyBridge 4 8th ON ON 2011
Ivy Bridge 4 8th ON ON 2012
Haswell 4 8th ON ON In 2013
Broadwell 4 8th ON ON in 2014
sky lake 4 8th ON ON 2015
Kaby Lake 4 8th ON ON in 2017
coffee lake 6 12 ON ON in 2017
Coffee Lake refreshment 8th 16 ON ON 2018
comet sea 10 20 ON ON in 2020
Rocket Lake 8th 16 ON ON in 2021
Erlensee 16 24 8th 8th in 2021
Raptor Lake 24 32 8th 16 in 2022
meteor sea 22 28 6 16 ~2023
arrow lake 24 32 8th 16 ~2024

The difference to the Arrow Lake-S series is that all configurations have the top 24 cores and the only difference is the TDP itself. It is likely that lower core count SKUs will be derived from these chips. Intel also appears to have retained the 4 Xe cores from the Meteor Lake lineup, but we expect these to sport a brand new Arc graphics architecture. The 14th Gen Meteor Lake chips will be based on a TSMC 5nm GPU architecture, while the 15th Gen Arrow Lake CPUs will use a TSMC 3nm graphics architecture. as we reported here.

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We can’t say for sure if Intel will keep the number of ALUs and EUs like the existing Alchemist chips on its future integrated GPUs, but the Arrow Lake-P parts are expected to offer up to 2560 Xe cores This is a 5x increase over the integrated GPUs on the desktop parts.

Meanwhile new investor call, Intel said they are making really good progress with their Intel 4 and Intel 3 products. The 14th Gen Meteor Lake production stage is scheduled to ship this quarter with a volume ramp in 2023, while Intel 3 is also expected to enter early production by late 2023. Note that these are early charts and are years away from the launch of the Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake CPUs

Comparison of Intel mainstream CPU generations:

Intel CPU family processor process processor architecture Processor cores/threads (max.) TDP’s platform chipset platform memory support PCIe support begin
Sandy Bridge (2nd generation) 32nm SandyBridge 4/8 35-95W 6 series LGA1155 DDR3 PCIe Gen 2.0 2011
Ivy Bridge (3rd generation) 22 nanometers Ivy Bridge 4/8 35-77W 7 series LGA1155 DDR3 PCIe Gen 3.0 2012
Haswell (4th generation) 22 nanometers Haswell 4/8 35-84W 8 series LGA1150 DDR3 PCIe Gen 3.0 2013-2014
Broadwell (5th generation) 14nm Broadwell 4/8 65-65W 9 series LGA1150 DDR3 PCIe Gen 3.0 2015
Skylake (6th Generation) 14nm sky lake 4/8 35-91W 100 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe Gen 3.0 2015
Kaby Lake (7th Generation) 14nm sky lake 4/8 35-91W 200 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe Gen 3.0 in 2017
Coffee Lake (8th generation) 14nm sky lake 6/12 35-95W 300 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe Gen 3.0 in 2017
Coffee Lake (9th generation) 14nm sky lake 8/16 35-95W 300 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe Gen 3.0 2018
Comet Lake (10th generation) 14nm sky lake 20.10 35-125W 400 series LGA1200 DDR4 PCIe Gen 3.0 in 2020
Rocket Lake (11th Gen) 14nm Cypress Bay 8/16 35-125W 500 series LGA1200 DDR4 PCIe Gen 4.0 in 2021
Alder Lake (12th generation) Intel7 Golden Bay (P-Core)
Gracemont (E core)
16/24 35-125W 600 series LGA1700/1800 DDR5/DDR4 PCIe Gen 5.0 in 2021
Raptor Lake (13th generation) Intel7 Raptor Cove (P-Core)
Gracemont (E core)
24/32 35-125W 700 series LGA1700/1800 DDR5/DDR4 PCIe Gen 5.0 in 2022
Meteor Sea (14th Gen) intel 4 Redwood Cove (P core)
Crestmont (E core)
22/28 35-125W 800 series? LGA1851 DDR5 PCIe Gen 5.0 in 2023
Arrow Lake (15th generation) Intel 20A Lion’s Bay (P-Core)
Skymont (E core)
24/32 TBA 900 series? LGA1851 DDR5 PCIe Gen 5.0 in 2024
Mondsee (16th gen) Intel 18A open TBA TBA 1000 series? TBA DDR5 PCIe Gen 5.0? in 2025
Nova Lake (17th generation) Intel 18A open TBA TBA 2000 series? TBA DDR5? PCIe Gen 6.0? in 2026

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