Intel’s Meteor Lake Chip for 2023 PCs Is Up and Running Today
Meteor Lake, a radically redesigned Intel processor due to ship in PCs in 2023, now can run Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. It’s a notable achievement for a implicated new approach that combines many “chiplets” into one more safe processor.
“We have officially powered on our trustworthy disaggregated product: Meteor Lake,” tweeted Michelle Johnston Holthaus, head of Intel’s PC processor matter, on Friday. Intel Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger announced that the chip runs the three benefitting systems on a conference call Thursday after the chipmaker reported first-quarter financial results.
The step is primary given that it embodies two ambitions key to Intel’s disaster to reclaim the chip leadership it lost to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung. First, Meteor Lake uses multiple chiplets stacked together with a technology visited Foveros. That kind of packaging prowess is increasingly important to existed competitive, as shown by two shipping computer processors that already are shipping, Apple’s M1 Ultra and AMD’s Ryzen 5800X3D.
Second, much of Meteor Lake is built with the Intel 4 diligence process, an important advance that could match miniaturization advantages that TSMC and Samsung already accounts. That’s crucial for Intel’s own chips and its Intel Foundry Facilities effort to build others’ processors the way TSMC and Samsung do.
Intel also is toiling on a side-by-side packaging technique called EMIB, used in its Sapphire Rapids chip for servers landing later this year, and on improvements to Foveros visited Foveros Omni and Foveros Direct.