Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs to Offer 50% More Perf Per Watt with a 2x Faster iGPU on Notebooks [Rumor]

Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors have been architected with mobility PCs in mind. These chiplet-based CPUs will combine six P-cores (Redwood Cove) with eight E-cores (Crestmont) on the Intel 4 process node. Unlike Alder and Raptor Lake, the desktop lineup won’t scale past the P-core counts of its mobile counterpart. We’re looking at a maximum of 6P cores on both the desktop and notebook parts. This deficit was supposed to be addressed by Arrow Lake, but Intel hasn’t said anything about that in a while.

The target of Meteor is to realize 1.5x+ efficiency compare to the Raptor when it has the same perf. (same core processor, P+E)🧐

About iGPU, I think it maybe will reach almost 2x perf levels. (128EU@2.0+GHz VS 96EU)

Originally tweeted by Raichu (@OneRaichu) on February 6, 2023.

According to @OneRaichu, Meteor Lake is targeting an efficiency gain of 50% over Raptor Lake (at the same performance levels). Since power is the primary bottleneck in notebooks, it’d be fair to say that a 30-40% performance uplift for the HK series chips (Core i7-14700HK and i9-14900HK) is very doable.

That said, don’t expect the Core i9-14900HK (with 6 P-cores) to bulldoze the Core i9-13900HK or the desktop-grade 13900HX (8 P-cores). It will be a close call in most multi-threaded workloads. In power-limited, mixed workloads, though, Meteor Lake will truly shine.

In addition to efficiency, integrated graphics performance is also getting a massive upgrade with the 14th Gen Core family. @OneRaichu believes we may get a gen-over-gen uplift of up tp 2x with the tiled iGPUs paired with Meteor Lake. The iGPU tile will be fabbed on TSMC’s 5nm process node for added versatility and flexibility.

Areej Syed

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