Intel has canceled Meteor Lake-S

Intel’s forthcoming generation, Meteor Lake, will utilize the second iteration of hybrid architecture technology, employing the Redwood Cove design for P-Cores, supplanting the current Golden Cove, and adapting the Crestmont design for E-Cores, replacing Gracemont. It adopts a tile-based design, permitting the fabrication of various modules using different process nodes, which can then be stacked and interconnected using EMIB technology and encapsulated with Foveros technology. On Meteor Lake, Intel is poised to introduce the Intel 4 process, with rumors suggesting the application of TSMC’s N5 and N6 processes.

Technologically speaking, Meteor Lake boasts an array of avant-garde features, making it a highly anticipated design, although its progress seems to be faltering somewhat. As early as the end of last year, whispers emerged of Intel canceling the desktop version of Meteor Lake, specifically the LGA 1851 socket version, known as Meteor Lake-S. Over the past several months, despite sporadic information suggesting that Intel has been intermittently advancing the Meteor Lake-S project, it was recently disclosed by Twitter user @OneRaichu that Intel has ultimately decided to discontinue Meteor Lake-S this month.

Previous reports have indicated that Meteor Lake-S was only to offer up to Core i5 models, with the highest specification being 6P+8E, totaling 22 cores, corresponding to a TDP of just 35W and 65W. This would mean no high-end models, nor any K/KF products for enthusiasts. Arrow Lake-S, on the other hand, is slated to provide up to Core i9 models, with TDP covering 35W, 65W, and 125W, thus offering top-tier models, with power voltage requirements consistent with the current LGA 1700 platform. Given the cancellation of Meteor Lake-S, it’s understood that the corresponding 6P+8E specification product will be replaced by an equivalent Arrow Lake-S chip.