Tuesday, April 28th 2020

Intel's First 7nm Client Microarchitecture is "Meteor Lake"

Intel's first client-segment processor microarchitecture built on its own 7 nm silicon fabrication process will be codenamed "Meteor Lake." The codename began surfacing in driver files and technical documents, one of which was screengrabbed and leaked to the web by Komachi Ensaka. Not much else is known about it, except that it succeeds the 10 nm++ "Alder Lake," an ambitious attempt by Intel to replicate Arm big.LITTLE heterogenous core technology on the x86 architecture, by combining a number of high-power cores with high-efficiency cores on a single piece of silicon. Intel "Lakefield," headed toward mass-production within this year, is the first such heterogenous core.

Older reports throughout 2019-20 speculate "Meteor Lake" (known at the time only by its name), could come out at a time when Intel monetizes its "Golden Cove" high-performance CPU core. It's quite likely that like "Alder Lake," it could be a heterogenous chip targeting several client form-factors, mobile and desktop. The company could leverage its 7 nm process - claimed to rival TSMC 5 nm-class in transistor density - in turning up core-counts over "Alder Lake." We'll learn more about "Meteor Lake" as we crawl toward its 2022 launch window, if it still holds up.
Source: Komachi Ensaka (Twitter)
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47 Comments on Intel's First 7nm Client Microarchitecture is "Meteor Lake"

#1
john_
Meteors

If a meteoroid comes close enough to Earth and enters Earth’s atmosphere, it vaporizes and turns into a meteor: a streak of light in the sky.
spaceplace.nasa.gov/asteroid-or-meteor/en/
Is Intel trying to tell us something about it's 7nm process and products?
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#2
Caring1
It's going to crash and burn?
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#3
chandras
Caring1
It's going to crash and burn?
LOL :D
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#4
R0H1T
No, it'll probably vaporize you when you overclock it over 4GHz :fear:
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#5
edbe
2022 it will be one player only.. AMD
AMD 5nm+
DDR5
PCi-eX 5
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#6
lZKoce
SuperNova EVGA PSU....NZXT Panzerbox Case....Meteor Lake CPU...that marketing is working really well for these guys :)
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#8
ppn
Intel is back on track with 7nm. every 2 years new node cycle. I9-19900 1.4nm++ in 2029.
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#9
londiste
edbe
AMD 5nm+
Pretty sure AMD has absolutely no interest in coming back to foundries especially considering how GlobalFoundries are doing these days. Even more so when we talk about cutting edge nodes. TSMC, Samsung and Intel are putting over $10 billion into foundry R&D each year.
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#10
Ferrum Master
ah a similar leftover from Tunguska disaster? :D

I got the point...
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#12
IceShroom
The company could leverage its 7 nm process - claimed to rival TSMC 5 nm-class in transistor density
This line is wrong. Intel's 'future' 7nm will not be similar to TSMC's 5nm, but it could be similar to TSMC's normal 7nm.
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#13
micropage7
Looks like since Intel has hard time to fight AMD, they move to show that less nm will be better for market, but yeah intel should pick another name than lake
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#14
theoneandonlymrk
I am honestly happy Intel are progressing but Damn do they have a lot of different names floating around, it's getting very confusing.
How anyone keeps up with the vast amounts of lakes ,comets, meteor and crystal based naming schemes, what that represents and when it will arrive is beyond me.
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#15
Vayra86
Seriously one more Lake and I'll drown my damn self in it.

Can't we just start a Daily Fable for Intel as a sticky topic? All these announcements aren't really news... its just good comedy.

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#16
ARF
Only lakes - Comet, Meteor, next should be Asteroid, only left is Comedy Lake :laugh:
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#17
medi01
ARF
Comedy Lake
Is probably how they call that place where Intel's CEO sits.
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#18
londiste
IceShroom
This line is wrong. Intel's 'future' 7nm will not be similar to TSMC's 5nm, but it could be similar to TSMC's normal 7nm.
Intel has said 7nm has planned density twice of their 10nm. Their 10nm is about the same density as TSMC's N7. TSMC's N5 is estimated about twice the density of N7.
This puts Intel's 7nm and TSMC's N5 very close to one another in terms of density and due to physical characteristics, also in terms of voltage and power.
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#19
Logoffon
Unless the situation improves, the Meteor will just miss the ground landing, like how Cannon failed to blast in time years earlier.
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#20
odio_i_fanboy
edbe
2022 it will be one player only.. AMD
AMD 5nm+
DDR5
PCi-eX 5
"Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them."

intel is a Great companies , it will be stronger
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#21
ratirt
I'd change the naming scheme a bit.
Crash lake. MeteorBurn lake. Lack lake or hot lake are catchy :)
Anyway, I'm looking forward for Intel's 7nm. There is no way, Intel will not try to improve products and look at AMD's eating it alive and I'm really looking forward for it these. Knowing that improvement must be done I'm sure Intel will figure something out.
Nuts lake. That one tells a lot :P
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#22
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Probably referring to the lake the meteor created that wiped out the dinosaurs
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#23
AnarchoPrimitiv
londiste
Pretty sure AMD has absolutely no interest in coming back to foundries especially considering how GlobalFoundries are doing these days. Even more so when we talk about cutting edge nodes. TSMC, Samsung and Intel are putting over $10 billion into foundry R&D each year.
You misunderstood the person you were replying to, he didn't say "AMD 5nm+" to mean that it was AMD's own personal, in-house, 5nm+ node.... He just meant that AMD will be on that node by 2022.
theoneandonlymrk
I am honestly happy Intel are progressing but Damn do they have a lot of different names floating around, it's getting very confusing.
How anyone keeps up with the vast amounts of lakes ,comets, meteor and crystal based naming schemes, what that represents and when it will arrive is beyond me.
I agree totally, it's especially confusing when they have one name for the chipset/platform and another for the CPU generation, for example, how "Sapphire Rapids" CPU micro architecture will be on the "Eagle Stream" platform which will be followed by "Granite Rapids" and preceeded by "Tiger lake" who had an additional successor to "Sapphire Rapids" called "Alder lake"...... Then there are the "non-lakes" like "Basin Falls" which i think was the name for the 7000 series HEDT CPUs, e.g. I9-7980xe
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#24
Vayra86
odio_i_fanboy
"Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them."

intel is a Great companies , it will be stronger
I don't know who gave you that quote, but that could only be written by the victor, not the loser. And we know how, especially in a crisis, many victories are achieved. By being liberal with interpretation of ethics and rules. Mostly to benefit yourself.

So in that sense yeah, Intel is a 'good' company. As in, it works to preserve itself. Not sure if that is a testament to quality anywhere, its certainly not a testament of honesty.
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#25
theoneandonlymrk
AnarchoPrimitiv
You misunderstood the person you were replying to, he didn't say "AMD 5nm+" to mean that it was AMD's own personal, in-house, 5nm+ node.... He just meant that AMD will be on that node by 2022.


I agree totally, it's especially confusing when they have one name for the chipset/platform and another for the CPU generation, for example, how "Sapphire Rapids" CPU micro architecture will be on the "Eagle Stream" platform which will be followed by "Granite Rapids" and preceeded by "Tiger lake" who had an additional successor to "Sapphire Rapids" called "Alder lake"...... Then there are the "non-lakes" like "Basin Falls" which i think was the name for the 7000 series HEDT CPUs, e.g. I9-7980xe
I think they're burying their own greatness in nonsense, given some time they are making themselves irrelevant, in that for years now they say so and so will be shipped on mass by a date that crept ever backwards crashing into what comes after to the point that now it's starting to feel like a waste of time listening.

They have way too many different lines and slight deviations that may or just as likely not turn up to actually buy, that I don't now care what they say they will do.
I only care what they're selling now and have actually done.

They couldn't succefully hype me up about anything they do.

They could say they had a quantum processor that does 4x what any CPU and GPU combo can do and some, and I literally wouldn't care, shame they used to excite, now though :shadedshu:tut.
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