Intel is nearing the completion of its preparations for the release of its Meteor Lake chips, scheduled for later this year. The forthcoming Core Ultra series for mobile devices will introduce a brand-new architecture that utilizes Intel 4 process technology. This architecture will feature a hybrid design, combining Redwood Cove (Core) and Crestmont (Atom).
Golden Pig Upgrade’s report indicates that the qualification sample (QS) of Meteor Lake presently operates within a power range of 20 to 65W and can achieve a boost clock speed of up to 4.8 GHz. Although this falls slightly below the 5.0 GHz boost of the Core i7-1370P (Raptor Lake) and Intel’s current offerings, the report suggests that the goal is to achieve a 5.0 GHz boost with the upcoming Core Ultra 9 series.
The compute die of Meteor Lake comprises 6 Performance cores, 8 Efficient cores, and 2 Low-Power Efficient cores. In terms of the GPU subsystem, it will incorporate 8 Xe Cores with either 128 Execution Units or 1024 shading units (FP32 cores). The reported boost clock of 2.2 GHz, in conjunction with these specifications, results in a single-precision compute power of 4.5 TFLOPS. This represents a modest 5% increase compared to the Radeon 780M RDNA3 iGPU utilized in Phoenix APUs.
Small handheld gaming systems have effectively integrated AMD Phoenix APUs, although the performance of the laptop offerings falls short of expectations. Despite this, the platform is opening up new markets for AMD, and there are no apparent barriers preventing Intel from achieving similar outcomes. In the near future, there may be an abundance of options available that eliminate the need for dedicated graphics, provided that Intel catches up with the development of suitable drivers.