Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPU Launch on 19th September Alongside Raptor Lake Desktop Refresh?

Intel is holding its Innovation Day Conference on the 19th of September, where company CEO Pat Gelsinger will address the keynote. Alongside Gelsinger, all major Intel executives, including Michelle Johnston (Client), Sandra Rivera (Data Center), Stuart Pann (Foundry), and Ann Kelleher (Tech Dev), should be present. The event will last three days, from the 19th to the 20th of September.

Intel is on the leading edge of technology and what’s going on in the real world. We are uniquely positioned to bring the industry together and dive deep into hardware and software technology solutions, that are pushing the envelope and changing the world. We are bringing the best of the industry, the future of technology, and even the Intel Developer Forum to Intel Innovation 2023.


Last year, Intel announced the 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors, the Arc A770 and A750 graphics cards, and the Flex Data Center GPUs at the same event. We also got a first look at the chipmaker’s plans for its foundry business or in marketing lingo IDM 2.0. Coincidentally, we should see the same products’ refreshes (or updates) at this year’s Innovation event.

Right off the bat, Pat Gelsinger will announce the 14th Gen Meteor Lake-P processors for notebooks and high-performance laptops. Intel will also quietly launch the 14th Gen Raptor Lake-S Refresh for desktops and a soft refresh of the Arc Alchemist family.

The Meteor Lake CPUs will leverage a chiplet-based design based on the Intel 4 (for CPU tile) and TSMC’s 4nm (iGPU) process nodes. The SoC and I/O dies will likely be fabbed on older TSMC nodes such as N6 or N7. In addition, Meteor Lake will adopt Intel’s 2nd Gen “Foveros” 3D packaging technology to stack the dies atop the substrate.

As already discussed, the Raptor Lake-S Refresh will be just that, a refresh. Same cores, same motherboards, same IPC with increased clocks, and additional network/IO features. The Arc Alchemist Refresh should be interesting. Now that the drivers are somewhat stable, Intel will have better performance numbers to throw around, its greatest strength being the perf/dollar aspect. It should make things interesting in the budget and low-end.

We might even get to see Emerald Rapids, the Sapphire Rapids refresh with higher core counts. The core counts will be increased from 60 to 64. The L3 cache will be ramped up by 3x, beating AMD at its own game (although the 96-core Epyc Genoa parts will still have more). Conversely, the chiplets will be larger to accommodate the higher core count on the same substrate.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
Back to top button