Recently, Intel announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2022, which is the first time it has disclosed results with a new business structure. Intel then held an earnings call with analysts and investors. During this period, Intel revealed information about upcoming products.
According to TomsHardware, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said that Meteor Lake (14th generation Core) has successfully booted Windows, Chrome, and Linux systems, which is a new milestone, marking the Intel 4 process ( 7nm process) technology is progressing smoothly.
Intel first demonstrated the Meteor Lake test chip as early as the third quarter of 2021, which uses a Tile design and will have at least three different modules, namely the computing module, the SOC-LP module (responsible for I/O), and the GPU module. These modules can be stacked with modules from different process nodes, including those made in other fabs, and interconnected using EMIB technology. Through Foveros packaging technology, various mature solutions of different IP and different processes are directly packaged together. Intel will use its own Intel 4 process for the first time in Meteor Lake, adding EUV lithography technology.
The GPU module of the Intel Meteor Lake CPU has a minimum configuration of 96 EUs and a maximum configuration of 192 EUs, which is a significant improvement compared to Alder Lake and Raptor Lake. Probably this is Intel’s first module made by TSMC, using a 3nm process, the SOC-LP module is made using TSMC’s 4nm or 5nm process, and the rest of the computing modules are Intel’s own Intel 4 process.
Additionally, Pat Gelsinger confirmed the availability of Sapphire Rapids to select partners in the first quarter of 2022, with additional models to follow throughout the year. According to the previous introduction of DDR5 memory by memory manufacturer Apacer, Sapphire Rapids will officially arrive in the third or fourth quarter of 2022.