Intel unveils details of the upcoming successor to their CPU notebook, code-named Meteor Lake, or the new brand name Intel Core Ultra, set to be launched on December 14, 2023.
Several details about Meteor Lake have been previously announced, but there may be some additional information, such as:
Integrated AI processing unit or neural processing unit (NPU) that Microsoft has developed to work with the Windows Copilot feature for enhanced performance.
Manufactured using Intel 4 (7nm) process, which is Intel’s first-ever EUV production technology. The CPU is a Tile-based design, where multiple pieces are connected together (with some components produced by TSMC) using a vertical stacking technology known as Foveros 3D Packaging.
The CPU is divided into three groups with three power levels: P-core on the compute tile for maximum performance, E-core on the compute tile, and E-core on the SoC tile for energy efficiency. These cores work together through Intel Thread Director, a technology Intel calls 3D Performance Hybrid Architecture.
Includes the Intel Arc graphics, based on the improved Xe LPG architecture, supporting ray tracing and XeSS, with a maximum of 8 cores.
Supports Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 7.
Currently, there are no details about the sub-model Core Ultra, but in the press conference, Jerry Kao, CEO of Acer, announced that they will be launching a new Acer Swift model using the Core Ultra processor.
Intel has also announced plans for three more client-side CPUs: Arrow Lake, Lunar Lake, and Panther Lake. The first two have been previously announced, while Panther Lake is a new announcement and will be released in 2025.
TLDR: Intel reveals details about the upcoming CPU notebook, Meteor Lake, or Intel Core Ultra, set for release on December 14, 2023. The CPU features an integrated AI processing unit and is manufactured using Intel 4 (7nm) process with Tile-based design. It includes three power-level groups and supports Intel Arc graphics, Thunderbolt 4, and Wi-Fi 7. Acer will launch a new Acer Swift model with the Core Ultra processor. Intel also announced plans for three more client-side CPUs: Arrow Lake, Lunar Lake, and Panther Lake, with Panther Lake releasing in 2025. Source: Intel, The Verge, AnandTech.