Intel’s anticipated to observe up its extant Twelfth-generation Core processors (codenamed “Alder Lake”) with the Thirteenth-generation chips often known as “Raptor Lake.” Those CPUs, which can function further cache, P-core revisions, extra E-cores, and different comparatively minor enhancements, are in all probability going to point out up towards the tip of this yr.
All of this new data comes from Igor’s Lab, which has posted up a number of slides that seem like Intel confidential supplies. The most salient a part of the slides is the platform diagram for cell Meteor Lake processors, identical to the one we lately noticed for Raptor Lake. There are all types of fascinating particulars on the platform diagram, and we have talked about a number of already, however let’s go over the remaining.
The slides put down Meteor Lake-U processors for as much as 12 cores, whereas the -P and -H SKUs will scale as much as 14 cores. Memory help will probably be completely DDR5, with the choice of both normal DDR5 at as much as 5600 MT/s or LPDDR5X at 7467 MT/s. That’s an oddly particular quantity to us, however both manner that is a blistering reminiscence bus.
Other fascinating particulars to come back out of the diagram embrace the revelation that solely Meteor Lake-H processors will help PCIe 5.0, with an 8-lane connection getting devoted for discrete graphics. Twelve different PCIe lanes can be utilized for PCIe SSDs or different gadgets, and Meteor Lake itself will apparently help a pair of SATA ports. There’s additionally point out of an “extended gaming mode” within the GPU part, however not even Igor is keen to take a position on what that could possibly be. We’ll have to attend and see.
As diverting as all these particulars could also be, in the end the largest information from this leak might be the affirmation that Meteor Lake will not be round till the second half of subsequent yr. That ensures that consumers of Alder Lake- and Ryzen 6000-powered laptops will not develop into out of date too rapidly. Rumors say that the laptop computer model of Meteor Lake will precede the desktop model, so we would not anticipate desktop Meteor Lake earlier than This autumn of subsequent yr.