Intel seems maybe canceled Meteor Lake-S

Intel’s next-generation Meteor Lake will use the second-generation hybrid architecture technology. P-Core will enable the Redwood Cove architecture to replace the current Golden Cove architecture. E-Core will use the Crestmont architecture instead of the Gracemont architecture. It adopts a Tile design, and there will be four different modules, namely the computing module, SOC module, I/O module, and GPU module. These modules can be manufactured using different process nodes, then stacked, and then interconnected using EMIB technology and Foveros packaging technology.
Intel Meteor Lake GT3

Recently, Twitter user @OneRaichu revealed that Intel may cancel the desktop version of Meteor Lake, which is the Meteor Lake-S with an LGA 1851 socket. According to previous news, Meteor Lake-S will reduce the number of performance cores (Performance Core), while retaining the same number of energy efficiency cores (Efficient Core). Meaning the maximum number of cores is 22, the full configuration list includes:

  • Meteor Lake-S 22 (6P + 16E) / 4 Xe Cores / 125W TDP
  • Meteor Lake-S 22 (6P + 16E) / 4 Xe Cores / 65W TDP
  • Meteor Lake-S 22 (6P + 16E) / 4 Xe Cores / 35W TDP
  • Meteor Lake-S 14 (6P + 8E) / 4 Xe Cores / 65WTDP
  • Meteor Lake-S 14 (6P + 8E) / 4 Xe Cores / 35WTDP
In addition, it is rumored that the next-generation LGA 1851 socket will support three generations of products. If Meteor Lake-S is not included, it may be Arrow Lake-S, Arrow Lake Refresh, and Panther Lake (also known as Nova Lake-S). The highest configuration of Arrow Lake-S is the same as the current Raptor Lake-S, with 8 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores, a total of 24 cores. The complete configuration list includes:
  • Arrow Lake-S 24 (8P + 16E) / 4 Xe Cores / 125W TDP
  • Arrow Lake-S 24 (8P + 16E) / 4 Xe Cores / 65W TDP
  • Arrow Lake-S 24 (8P + 16E) / 4 Xe Cores / 35W TDP
Compared with Meteor Lake-S, Arrow Lake-S mainly adds two P-Cores. P-Core will adopt the Lion Cove architecture, and E-Core will use the Skymont architecture. It is unclear whether the Xe core will adopt a new architecture. Intel will also introduce a new process. The computing module uses the Intel 20A process, and the GPU module uses the TSMC 3nm process.