Intel has supplied some new particulars on its upcoming CPU roadmap throughout its 2022 Investors day presentation.
We already know just a few issues about Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake processors. They’re set to be launched within the second half of 2022 and its clear they’re in state this far out, as Intel demonstrated a working system with a Raptor Lake processor.
It’s set to be an evolutionary improve over 12th Generation Alder Lake processors. It is going to embrace as much as eight up to date P cores and sixteen E cores, double the rely of the 12900K. Jim Johnson, senior vp and interim chief of the Shopper Computing Group, mentioned that Intel is focusing on a double-digit efficiency enhance in comparison with present twelfth Technology Core Alder Lake processors.
Intel additionally teased some new overclocking enhancements, and though we lengthy suspected it, it is confirmed that thirteenth Gen processors can be suitable with present twelfth Gen motherboards.
Maybe probably the most fascinating a part of the Raptor Lake replace was the reveal of an AI accelerator in an M.2 form-factor. It could not have a lot use for avid gamers however then Nvidia has help for its Tensor Cores which embrace AI performance. May such an accelerator be utilized in an analogous approach?
The massive adjustments are set to come back within the following Meteor Lake technology. These will presumably to be known as 14th Technology processors and are at present scheduled to launch someday in 2023. Meteor Lake is ready to incorporate a tile or chiplet based mostly structure, with a number of dies on the identical package deal. The CPU tile is ready to be fabricated on Intel’s subsequent technology Intel 4 node. Because the design is extremely modular, Intel can chop and alter totally different tiles relying on its use case. Intel might add a greater Arc GPU or omit an AI accelerator relying in the marketplace phase.
How about fifteenth and sixteenth Technology processors? Intel is difficult at work growing them too. The primary of those is codenamed Arrow Lake. It’s at present scheduled to exchange Meteor Lake in 2024. It’s set to be produced utilizing Intel’s 20A node. It could be that Arrow Lake is one other evolutionary improve following the key adjustments launched within the Meteor Lake technology. Is tick tock again?
Then there’s Lunar Lake which can come as early as 2024 and it seems to be as if it is going to co-exist with Arrow Lake. Intel talked about that it goals to reclaim efficiency per watt management with Lunar Lake and given it acknowledged that its an extremely low energy design, means it is almost certainly a cellular structure. Who is aware of, possibly with its tile based mostly structure, adding an ARM tile isn’t exterior the realm of chance!
After years of 14nm and Skylake+++ memes, Intel has clearly shifted gears. It’s course of know-how and roadmap look to be very aggressive. Its CPU roadmap, superior packaging applied sciences and growing graphics IP imply Intel is properly positioned to tackle AMD within the years forward.