Thanks to a recent entry in the Linux boot log, we have come across a very distinct Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake-P CPU that will feature a total of 14 cores.
The discovery was initially made by Coelacanth-Dream within the SOF project inside Github, uploaded by Fred Oh from Intel. The listing is of a single Intel Meteor Lake-P CPU which falls within the Meteor Lake-P database. The CPU is shown as a ‘Genuine Intel (R) 0000’, meaning it is an engineering sample.
From what we can see, the Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake-P CPU sample hasn’t shown any support for the AVX-512. The engineering sample of the CPU has been caught at three different Bootlogs with two kinds of patterns. There is one that states 16 logical cores and another one that states 20 logical cores. If Intel is opting for offering an option with 16 cores, it is going to have to offer 6 P cores and 4 E cores. In short, 8 physical cores and 16 logical threads.
It seems probable that this entry directs towards Intel testing out a Meteor Lake-P Mobility CPU sample which is at its extremely early stages. This is also given away by the extremely low clock speeds. The Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs should be launching next year and will come with two new architectures – the Redwood Cove for the P-Cores and Crestmont for the E-Cores.