Intel showcases Raptor Lake wafer
Intel recently held an event in Israel, leading the media to visit its development center in Haifa and introduce technology. Previously, Intel shared information about the latest products, confirmed that the frequency of Raptor Lake can reach 6GHz, and also demonstrated the new generation of Thunderbolt ports for the first time.
According to TomsHardware, at the event, Intel also showed off 12-inch wafers in the 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process (Intel 7), which are all about the upcoming Raptor Lake-S chips. Although it is difficult to see the 16 E-Cores it is equipped with, it is easy to make out the 8 P-Cores when zoomed in.
According to the data we measured after opening the lid, the core size of Raptor Lake-S is about 23.8 x 10.8 mm, which is about 257.04 mm2, which is about 49 mm2 larger than Alder Lake-S (20.4 x 10.2 mm/208.08 mm2). A fair amount should be taken up by the added 8 E-Cores and a larger L2 cache, though still a bit smaller than the Rocket Lake-S (24 x 11.7 mm/280.8 mm2) built on the 14nm process.
Raptor Lake is Intel’s last single-chip Core series processor. Meteor Lake will adopt a modular design, including computing modules, SOC modules, I/O modules, and GPU modules, and third-party foundries can choose to produce modules. At the same time, the modules of different process nodes are stacked, and then these modules are packaged together using EMIB technology interconnection and Foveros packaging technology.