Intel confirms that Meteor Lake will support AV1 video encoding

Intel began to switch to a small chip design in the next generation of Meteor Lake. The entire CPU will be composed of four small chips: CPU Tile, GFX Tile, SOC Tile, and IO Tile. This design allows the processor to have great flexibility, and various products can be combined through chiplets of different specifications according to different needs.
The integrated Xe-LPG graphics used by Meteor Lake is the successor of Xe-LP currently used by Alder Lake and Tiger Lake. The GPU is larger in scale and has stronger adaptive coding capabilities. Intel has updated the table of the encoding and decoding capabilities of the integrated Xe-LPG graphics on github and added MTL, which is Meteor Lake. The new processor will support video encoding and decoding of AV1 8bit and 10bit specifications, and the video encoding and decoding capabilities are basically on par with DG2.

In fact, Meteor Lake’s support for low-power AV1 encoding was already written in a specification sheet leaked by Igor’sLAB a few months ago, and now it is only officially confirmed. Meteor Lake’s encoding and decoding of AV1 will push streaming service providers to accelerate support for this video format. In fact, AMD’s RX 7000 series, NVIDIA RTX 40 series, and Intel Arc A series all support AV1 video encoding and decoding, and the new mobile version will be launched soon.

However, the desktop version of the processor may not have this treatment for a short time, because Meteor Lake-S is likely to be canceled. Next year, Intel has a high probability of continuing to launch new Raptor Lake processors to support the desktop market.