Intel’s present Twelfth-generation Core processors are constructed utilizing the Alder Lake design, which leverages the Golden Cove structure for the P-cores and Gracemont structure for the E-cores. Next-gen components, codenamed Raptor Lake, are anticipated to make use of a revised Golden Cove, often known as Raptor Cove, for the P-cores, and carry ahead the identical Gracemont design for the E-cores.

We’ve recognized a good quantity about what’s coming after Raptor Lake for a while now. The 14th-generation components will likely be often known as Meteor Lake, and if rumors are correct, Intel will likely be concentrating on the cellular market with them first. These will likely be Intel’s first “disaggregated” processors, which is Intel’s means of claiming that they are going to use a number of discrete cube (or “chiplets”, in AMD nomenclature) to do their factor.

One of the important thing particulars we’ve not recognized for positive about Meteor Lake was what core architectures it will be utilizing. Naturally, we might guess that the P-cores will use some evolution of the “Cove” microarchitecture, whereas the E-cores will most likely be some derivation of Gracemont. Folks had provide you with the names “Redwood Cove” and “Crestmont” earlier than, however there was no affirmation till now.
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Posting on Twitter, InstLatX64 leaked some Microsoft Perfmon logs that comprise the codenames of the core architectures for use in Meteor Lake: Redwood Cove for the P-cores, and Crestmont for the E-cores, simply as leaked again in 2020. Knowing the names would not inform us lots by itself right now, however it does show that they are completely different sufficient from Raptor Cove and Gracemont to warrant new names. Those similar rumors beforehand acknowledged that Redwood Cove could be an all new-from-the-ground-up design.

The Thirteenth-gen Raptor Lake components are anticipated to seem quickly, however in keeping with rumors, Meteor Lake will likely be lower than a yr behind it, at the very least for laptops. Desktop Meteor Lake could also be additional away. Older rumors had Raptor Lake getting bested by AMD’s upcoming Zen 4, however we’re not so positive that would be the case. In any occasion, we’ll discover out when each components hit our check benches later this yr.