Intel’s 2024 plans are not common
Intel, which seems to have gained momentum in the last couple of years and started to win back the AMD-lost share of CPU market, is now facing problems that will force it to delay the production of its next generation.
Recent data indicates that Intel will release Raptor Lake Refresh processors next-year. They will be different from regular Raptor Lake processors and will have slightly higher frequencies. The processors will be released in next year’s third quarter, one year after the launch. Given that Intel originally planned to release a completely new Meteor Lake by the end of 2023 it seems strange that they are releasing the Raptor Lake Refresh so late. The truth is that Meteor Lake won’t be coming out next year.
These processors will not be available until 2024 and they are expected to arrive around the same time as Arrow Lake’s next generation. It is also reported that Meteor Lake as well as Arrow Lake will not only be two different generations, but that they will complement one another. The first will focus on budget and mid-budget solutions while the latter will use older Core i7 or Core i9 processors.
We recall that Meteor Lake will have only six cores. New data allows us to see why Intel made such a bizarre decision.
Maybe the company had originally planned something else, but it didn’t work out. According to these data, Meteor Lake will use different processes than Arrow Lake. The first will use three technologies simultaneously: Intel 4 (7nm), for CPU tiles, and TSMCN5 (iGPUs) and TSMCN6 (SoCs). Arrow Lake will reportedly rely on TSMCN3, the 3 nm technology. All of this applies only to desktop solutions. Mobile Intel will also produce using the 20A process tech. This means that the company employs five different technical processes within a year and in two subsequent generations.
These data, if correct, will make Arrow Lake the first Intel processors ever to be manufactured entirely at foreign facilities.
This information was provided by an insider ECSM_Official who has recently given accurate details about the date of the announcement as well as the beginning of sales for Radeon RX7900 video cards.