Intel said this week that IT has successfully tested power on the computing module of its Meteor Lake processor, which is expected to ship sometime in 2023. The Meteor Lake processor will most likely be Intel's 14th generation processor, with the first computing module to be produced using Intel 4 (7nm) technology, and Intel says the performance is in line with the company's expectations for this stage of the CPU development cycle.
"The computing module of the new Generation Meteor Lake processor has been on-stream with Intel 4 processes and will be in preproduction this quarter," Said Pat Gelsinger, Intel's CHIEF executive officer, during the company's earnings call this week. "It performed well during the 30-minute power-on test, as expected. Overall, this is one of our best proprietary products in a while and proves that our process development is going well."
Power-on testing is an important milestone in product development, indicating that the first version of the product can be started and work smoothly. At this point, no one is expecting breakthrough performance or 100 percent stability from the first version. The purpose of testing it is to show off all the new features of the product, so that developers can adjust the design and consider the margin of their development platform.
IT Home understands that Meteor Lake will be Intel's first Foveros processor, and will be equipped with an unknown number of Ocean Cove and Gracemont performance cores. It will be complemented by 96EU to 192EU core graphics cards. SoC chips such as memory controllers, PCIe controllers and Thunderbolt controllers are also included in the package. It is worth noting that Intel expects the TDP of the Meteor Lake family of processors to span all power levels from 5W to 125W, indicating a wide range of applications for this generation of processors.
The Meteor Lake processor is expected to support either the LGA 1700 or LGA 1800, but may not be compatible with the LGA 1700 motherboard of the upcoming 12th generation Alder Lake processor.