Intel has decided not to manufacture the Meteor Lake GPU tile on the 3 nm TSMC node. There had never been any plans since the start and this tile had always been planned on the 5 nm technology. This will be the next-gen SoC for consumer devices and will make use of a new Intel-specific disintegrated approach to CPU architecture. The nodes used for this architecture have already been confirmed by Intel.
During a press event, Intel has shared some key details regarding the Meteor Lake series, particularly highlighting the packaging technology. A new diagram has been released by Intel to showcase the next-gen consumer SoC which comes featuring 6 Performance Cores and 8 Efficient Cores. The cores will form part of a compute tile which will be manufactured by Intel itself using the company’s 4 process technology which up till now has been referred to as the 7 nm technology.
It appears likely that this chip will be the next-gen MTL-P silicon ideal for low-power and portable gaming laptops. The MTL-U has already been shared before; it is smaller due and features fewer compute cores (2+8) and a low power GPU.
It is being reported that the GPU tile will use the TSMC N5 node whereas the SoC tile will be based on the N6. The IO tile will also be based on N6. After all this, it becomes clear that the GPU tile is based on the N3 process technology, and it will not impact the launch schedule for Meteor Lake in any way.
The Meteor Lake is launching in 2023 while the Arrow Lake will launch in 2024. Both the series will launch for desktop as well as mobile platforms.
Via Tom’s Hardware