Intel Rumored to Pull-in 2nm Arrow Lake-S Launch to H1 2024
According to a new rumor published by Intel, Intel will be canceling its codenamed Meteor Lake-S processors for desktops and moving Arrow Lake-S introduction to the first half of 2024. bench lifeHowever, some market observers don’t think this rumor is true and Intel’s Meteor Lake-S is set to hit desktops in the first half of 2024.
Curious Desktop Roadmap
Intel has been discussing the benefits of its split Meteor Lake processors for mobile computers for several years now and plans to launch notebook versions of these CPUs in 2023. In the second half of 2023 or the first half of 2024, the company will release codenamed Arrow Lake-S CPUs compatible with the same Platform Controller Hub (PCH) family (Intel Z890, W880, Q870, B860, and H810) in the first half of next year. We plan to introduce it. bench life Suggest.
Information comes from unofficial sources and should be considered carefully. However, there may be some reason behind the rumors. Intel’s desktop and workstation roadmap leaked out late last year, showing that the company is set to introduce his Raptor Lake-S Refresh for client PCs in Q3 2023. The Meteor Lake-S platform he did not expect to be released in 2023.
Intel’s Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake processors are the company’s first CPUs for client PCs that use a finely-divided multi-tile design. Intel’s Meteor Lake compute tiles are set to be produced on the Intel 4 node (previously called Intel 7nm, the company’s first technology to use extreme ultraviolet lithography). In contrast, Arrow Lake’s compute tiles are set to be made using the company’s Intel 20A (2nm class) manufacturing process. Additionally, the CPU is expected to feature graphic tiles manufactured by TSMC with their N3E manufacturing technology.
The Meteor Lake-S and Arrow Lake-S processors are expected to use Intel’s LGA1800 socket (also known as LGA1851) and 800-series chipsets. In theory, Intel could replace the former with the latter, but that may not be possible. Intel’s 20A node is expected to be production ready in the first half of 2024, but this does not mean that Intel is ready to support mass production of his 20A-based products in the first half of next year.
This is probably why hardware spotters @squash bionic We don’t believe Intel will be able to pull in Arrow Lake in the first half of 2024.
So far, Intel has not disclosed anything about the composition of its Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake compute tiles. but, bench life claims that the Arrow Lake-S processor’s compute tile will consist of 8 high-performance cores and 16 energy-efficient cores, matching the number of general-purpose cores that Raptor Lake has. Meanwhile, BenchLife claims that the 6P+16E Meteor Lake will not be released for desktop. Intel, on the other hand, never offered his 6P+nE configuration for socket desktops. In terms of memory support, both Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake processors are expected to support DDR5-6400 memory, which would bring a huge performance boost.
Are you in a hurry for a 20A based product?
Manufacturing 24-core silicon on the Intel 4 and Intel 20A nodes is more than manufacturing highly integrated monolithic 24-core Raptor Lake-S CPUs on Intel 7 process technology (previously called 10nm Enhanced SuperFin). should also be more profitable from a cost perspective. similar. Intel should therefore be very inclined to introduce both Meteor Lake processors sooner or later.
However, rushing 20A based Arrow Lake CPUs to the market might not be the best move. Intel’s 20A is a pretty revolutionary node as it is set to introduce the company’s RibbonFET gate all-around transistor with PowerVia backside power delivery. Usually the company starts rolling out new nodes with desktop parts, but it doesn’t take at least six months to bring CPUs manufactured in the new nodes to market.
It’s nice to see Intel’s Arrow Lake-S hitting the market ahead of schedule, but too many things don’t fit in this report. Therefore, consider any information about Arrow Lake-S in the first half of 2024 as rumors that are likely false.