The pace of Intel's consumer processor offerings is clearly accelerating. The 13th generation Core will likely be released this year, and laptop models and mainstream desktop models will not wait for CES as usual.
However, later Meteor Lake Core 14, it doesn't seem to be going very well.
The 14th generation of Core technology and architecture will undergo great changes. Multi-chip integrated packaging is introduced for the first time at the desktop level. The CPU computing module is upgraded to Intel 4 technology (original 7nm), the GPU graphics module is manufactured by TSMC N3 3nm, and there are independent modules responsible for IO output.
According to research firm TrendForce,Mass production of the 14-gen Core was originally planned to begin in the second half of this year, but was postponed to the first half of next year due to problems with the product design and verification of TSMC's 3NM process. Now it has been further postponed to the end of 2023.
Even the 3nm process capacity that Intel had previously ordered from TSMC by 2023 has been almost entirely cancelled, leaving only a handful of wafers for engineering validation.
TSMC declined to comment on the customer's business, but stressed that the 3NM process was progressing normally and had not been delayed.
Intel, for its part, responded that the 14-gen Core will launch in 2023, with the same production schedule, but declined to provide further details.
In fact, TSMC's 3NM process won't really roll out until 2024, with AMD, Mediatek, and Qualcomm all slated for that year.
Does Intel want to change the technology temporarily?