Intel's 14th-generation Core Metor Lake processor was successfully lit up. What are the highlights of this processor?

time:2022-09-27 06:20:03 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Camera
Intel's 14th-generation Core Metor Lake processor was successfully lit up. What are the highlights of this processor?

Hot Chips is a relatively well-known technology forum in the semiconductor industry. It has been held since 1989 and this year is the 34th session. Every year, leading semiconductor manufacturers send some engineers to the forum with their latest research and development achievements or products. For example, Intel is basically not absent. For example, the new material they brought this year is Intel's next-generation consumer processor, Meteor Lake and the specific details of the Arrow Lake package. Intel has mentioned Meteor Lake in public many times, and since most readers should not know it yet, here is a brief introduction. Meteor Lake is a new processor architecture after Intel's upcoming Raptor Lake, and it is likely to become the 14th generation Core processor, which is the main consumer product from 2023 to 2024. Its main difference is that the chip has been replaced with a new design similar to modularization, as shown in the following figure: Do you feel that the central wafer is divided into small pieces? In fact, this is not artificially divided. On the contrary, it is artificially piecing together small pieces to form a whole chip. This is the biggest difference in Meteor Lake - it uses a 3D packaging process to combine tiles with different functions on a substrate. The entire chip is divided into CPU Tile (traditional CPU), GPU Tile (traditional GPU), SOC Tile (most of the functional IP contained in traditional PCH plus memory controller and other components), IO Tile (for providing IOs such as PCIe bus and Thunderbolt bus that connect peripherals) and Base Tile as a base. If it is more popular, the Intel processors that were common on mobile terminals used to look like the above. Did you find that Meteor Lake is missing a chip? That's right, the missing chips were brought together on Meteor Lake. The benefits of this design on the chip side mainly include more flexible specification configuration combinations and better power consumption control. It is currently known that Meteor Lake has two CPU Tiles, one is 6P+8E and the other is 2P+8E. Intel can choose a CPU Tile at will to replace the one currently used to create a new chip configuration. Or simply replace the next-generation CPU Tile and then the next-generation Arrow Lake is obtained by replacing the CPU Tile on the basis of Meteor Lake, and other parts can reuse Meteor Lake. Ah yes, because different tiles are sensitive to frequency, power consumption and performance, they will be manufactured using different process technologies. The CPU tiles will use Intel's new Intel 4, which is the original 7nm process. , while the SOC Tile will use TSMC's N6 process, and the GPU Tile will be TSMC's N5. Another advantage is that power consumption can be better controlled. After the two major energy consumers, CPU and GPU, are separated from each other, the two tiles can enter a deeper sleep state when they are not needed, such as During no-load standby or S0 sleep, Meteor Lake's power consumption will be lower. However, it is a pity that Intel still did not give more information about Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake this time. What is the difference between these two future architectures that have been exposed many times? Xiaoxin knows something but can't say, hehe. Of course, we will see Raptor Lake before Meteor Lake, and the 13th-generation Core is already very close to us.

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