Until a few years ago, Intel only offered 4-core/8-thread Core i7 models. Only after the premiere of the first AMD Ryzen Blue chips did they significantly rebuild their offering, and today, in terms of the number of physical cores, they are far ahead of the competition, as evidenced by the Core i9 24-core / 32-thread 13900k chip. Interestingly, it seems that such a configuration is powerful enough for Intel, because we hear voices that the next generation of the giant will not offer more cores.
14th generation Intel Core units should have only 6 “large” performance cores, while the number of effective units remains unchanged. Only the 15th generation Core chips will equal the maximum configuration known from Raptor Lake models.
Intel Meteor Lake – A tGPU board with a graphic chip will be produced in TSMC N5 lithography. Experience N3 only in Arrow Lake
According to the WCCFTech website, 14th generation Core desktop processors offer up to 22 physical cores. Most importantly, the higher units should not have only 8 “big” performance cores, while the number of effective units should remain unchanged. It should be noted that according to the leaks so far, the Redwood Cove (P) cores should only be updated units compared to those used so far. The Crestmont (E) modules will be built from scratch, and this may give hope that the 14th generation’s 14-core / 28-thread flagship will be no worse than its 24-core / 32-thread predecessor. Intel Meteor Lake-S processors will be available in versions with a TDP of 35, 65 or 125 watts. It should be noted that the chips will have integrated graphics with four Xe blocks (for example, the A380 desktop model offers eight Xe blocks).
Only the 15th generation Core chips will equal the maximum configuration known from Raptor Lake models. According to the source, Arrow Lake-S processors will have up to 24 cores (8P + 16E) / 32 threads, and fixed systems will be available in variants with a TDP of 35, 65 or 125 W. These units will also have four Xe blocks, however, It will be based on a completely new Arc architecture. This all seems quite surprising, although there is still plenty of time until the premiere of the Meteor Lake and Arrow processors, so it is better not to take the above information for granted. It is worth noting that Intel has already introduced a generation of chips with fewer cores than its predecessors. We are of course talking about Rocket Lake (Core 11th gen). The first chip in this family was 8 cores / 16 threads, while the flagship Comet Lake (10th gen Core) had 10 cores and 20 threads.
|Thirteenth generation Intel Core||Fourteenth generation Intel Core||15th Generation Intel Core|
|Code name||Lake Raptor||Meteor Lake||arrow lake|
|Number of cores/threads||8P + 16E / 32T.||6P + 16E / 28T||8P + 16E / 32T.|
|general engineering||Raptor Cove (P-Core), Gracemont (E-Core)||Redwood Cove (P-Core), Crestmont (E-Core)||Lion Cove (P-Core), Skymont (E-Core)|
|lithography||Intel 7||Intel 4||Intel 20 A|
|understand||LGA 1700||LGA 1851||LGA 1851|
|RAM||DDR4 / DDR5||DDR5||DDR5|
|the first show||2022||2023||2024|