OneRaichu, who has an unmatched track record regarding Intel leaks, appears to be saying that 3nm GPUs may not be used until the 15th Gen Arrow Lake CPUs launch in 2024. Intel has denied all rumors regarding the status of its 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs and the TSMC 3nm process node that will power its tGPU.
When DigiTimes and TrendForce said a severe issue with Intel’s Meteor Lake CPUs could cause a delay, the speculations began to circulate. According to the reports, the leading cause of the production problems is the tGPU, which will use the TSMC 3nm process node.
The manufacturing of Meteor Lake CPUs, which use the “Intel 4” process node, is exhibiting vital health in both Intel’s fabs and their customers, according to a comment from CEO Pat Gelsinger. Intel indeed rejected the rumors. The four Intel-built manufacturing nodes aren’t the only foundation for Meteor Lake CPUs. They employ a combination of “Intel 4” and “TSMC 3nm” IPs, with the Compute Tiles being produced in-house by Intel and the production of the tGPU tile being outsourced to TSMC. A 2x boost over the present iGPUs from Chipzilla, Intel’s tGPU, which stands for Tiled-GPU, is anticipated to give up to 192 Execution Units. However, this may not be the case.
OneRaichi recently tweeted that the 14th generation Meteor Lake CPUs might not have any TSMC N3 (3nm) components. We can say goodbye to a 3nm tGPU if that’s the case, and according to another report launched by @davidbepo, the Meteor Lake Mobile SOC may be considerably reduced, moving from 192 EUs on TSMC’s 3nm process node to just 128 EUs on TSMC’s 5nm manufacturing node. If the rumors are accurate, this will be a substantial change.
Regarding the N3 agreement between Intel and TSMC, it is rumored that Pat may have renegotiated the terms of the deal, allowing Intel to use tGPUs based on the stated process node on its next-generation chips, such as the 15th Gen Arrow Lake and 16th Gen Lunar Lake.
We may have to wait more than a year to see TSMC’s 3nm in action on Intel CPUs, given that the 16th Gen Arrow Lake CPU family is scheduled to release in 2024. This would also indicate that by the time the new chips are released, we might get a new GPU architecture, most likely Battlemage (Xe2) or Celestial (Xe3). For the time being, this is only a rumor, but given OneRaichu’s track record of leaking intelligence, it could very well be true.
Intel Mobility CPU Lineup
|CPU FAMILY||ARROW LAKE||METEOR LAKE||RAPTOR LAKE||ALDER LAKE|
|Process Node||Intel 20A ‘5nm EUV”||Intel 4 ‘7nm EUV’||Intel 7 ’10nm ESF’||Intel 7 ’10nm ESF’|
|CPU Architecture||Hybrid (Four-Core)||Hybrid (Triple-Core)||Hybrid (Dual-Core)||Hybrid (Dual-Core)|
|P-Core Architecture||Lion Cove||Redwood Cove||Raptor Cove||Golden Cove|
|Top Configuration||TBD||6+8 (H-Series)||6+8 (H-Series)||6+8 (H-Series)|
|Max Cores / Threads||TBD||14/20||14/20||14/20|
|Planned Lineup||H/P/U Series||H/P/U Series||H/P/U Series||H/P/U Series|
|GPU Architecture||Xe2 Battlemage ‘Xe-LPG’|
Xe3 Celestial “Xe-LPG”
|Xe2 Battlemage ‘Xe-LPG’||Iris Xe (Gen 12)||Iris Xe (Gen 12)|
|GPU Execution Units||192 EUs (1024 Cores)?||128 EUs (1024 Cores)||96 EUs (768 Cores)||96 EUs (768 Cores)|
LPDDR5X – 7400+
|Memory Capacity (Max)||TBD||96 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
|Thunderbolt 4 Ports||TBD||4||2||2|
|WiFi Capability||TBD||WiFi 6E||WiFi 6E||WiFi 6E|
|Launch||2H 2024?||2H 2023||1H 2023||1H 2022|
News Source: wccftech.com