Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake-S Desktop CPUs Cancelled, Mobile Chips Ported for Mainstream Market [Report]

Intel has allegedly cancelled the Meteor Lake-S desktop family, shifting the focus to the lucrative notebook segment. The chipmaker now plans to repurpose one of the mobile BGA dies into LGA1700 parts for the mainstream desktop audience. The problem with this strategy is that the high-end offerings will have to be supplanted by the higher-core i9 Raptor Lake refresh.

The MTL-S chip is canceled, but MTL-S product exists.
It became one MTL-P variant, and GT1 uses 64EU GT1 iGPU.
At last, it returns to its initial state.
You can see what is the initial state on my last year’s twitter.

Originally tweeted by Raichu (@OneRaichu) on February 21, 2023.

The Meteor Lake-P lineup will top out at 14 cores with a 6P + 8E hybrid core design. The performance cores will be upgraded to Redwood Cove (from Golden Cove>Raptor Cove), and the Crestmont will replace the Gracemont efficiency cores. Being a mobility-first platform, we don’t expect strong IPC gains from Redwood Cove, and adopting the newer Intel 4 process may also lower clock speeds.

Intel’s desktop offerings will be dominated by Raptor Lake and its subsequent higher-frequency refresh planned for a late 2023 release. I reckon the Meteor Lake-P mobile and Raptor Lake-S refresh will launch this fall or winter simultaneously. From what we’ve heard, the latter will retain the die configurations of existing Raptor Lake parts and, like Comet Lake, go for higher clocks at the cost of efficiency.

The Meteor Lake-S processors will feature a simpler chiplet/tiled design with the compute, I/O, and SoC packed into one 4nm (Intel 4) die and the iGPU fabbed on TSMC’s 5nm (N5) process. The tGPU on desktop CPUs will allegedly feature up to 64 EUs (GT1), down from 128 (GT2) on the notebook flagship.

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