Meteor Lake has been on Intel’s roadmap for a while and it will introduce Intel’s dive into chiplet-based products but it seems this will start on mobile products first. Intel will be launching the rest of the Raptor Lake 13th-gen Core CPUs at the start of 2023 but will see a refresh launch for Q3 2023. This is according to notable Intel leaker OneRaichu.
MTL-S seems maybe canceled.🤔
— Raichu (@OneRaichu) December 23, 2022
Back2Gaming’s internal source who are close to the matter corroborates this and states that the 2023 desktop CPU line-up for Intel will likely see a refresh at the meantime as Meteor Lake gets its first run on mobile.
Intel’s Meteor Lake is the culmination of the company’s IDM 2.0 strategy for production and product development which sees various chiplets forged by Intel built into one product. Speculations suggest that Intel will continue their hybrid architechture design with CPU core counts starting at 6 performance cores and a large helping of E-cores at 16 for the possible top-end Meteor Lake SKU. With AMD facing heightened pressure from consumer to release their X3D Zen4 CPUs, Intel’s Meteor Lake could look under-performance versus its competition.
Potential Raptor Lake Refresh CPU specs are still under wraps and Intel could push clock speeds further via a more mature process and design refinements. There’s also the possible of more cores as shown during the original Raptor Lake launch where a 34-core Raptor Lake unit was spotted by Dr. Ian Cutress.
There is a rumor that Intel may change sockets as well but a Raptor Lake Refresh may not require that