Intel Meteor Lake’s GPU modules may abandon TSMC’s N3 process
There has been a lot of buzz recently about Intel’s Meteor Lake delay, with Intel rumored to have canceled most of its 3nm orders at TSMC that were scheduled for 2023, only a small number of orders are reserved for engineering verification. The release time will also be postponed to the end of 2023, and the actual release time may not be until 2024.
Since Meteor Lake adopts a modular design and uses its own new Intel 4 process, it will also utilize GPU modules manufactured by TSMC’s N3 process. In response to media reports, Intel officials clarified the matter, saying Meteor Lake is still on schedule. Recently, Twitter user @OneRaichu revealed that Intel Meteor Lake will not have modules made by TSMC’s N3 process, and it will not be introduced until Arrow Lake, which is the 15th generation Core.
Twitter user @davidbepo replied to this statement, saying that the GPU of the Meteor Lake mobile version will be replaced from TSMC’s N3 process to the N5 process, and the number of EUs has also been reduced from the original plan of 192 to 128. If the rumors are true, the plans for Meteor Lake have changed significantly during this time.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is rumored to have renegotiated with TSMC. Delaying the introduction of a generation of products means waiting more than a year to see Intel adopt TSMC’s N3 process, and perhaps Intel will also adopt a new architecture on the GPU.