According to a fresh leak, the future Intel 4 process node would have nearly 20% greater clock rates than the current Intel 7 node while requiring the same amount of power.
If this figure holds true for high frequencies as well, desktop CPUs may be able to exceed 6 GHz.
Before deleting them a few hours later, a Twitter user released a few slides from Intel’s scheduled presentation at the IEEE VLSI Symposium 2022.
The slides show a die shot of an unannounced Meteor Lake-P processor and explain the upcoming Intel 4 process node.
Following the launching of Raptor Lake this year, Intel plans to release its 14th-generation Meteor Lake CPUs in late 2023.
EUV lithography will reportedly be used extensively in the Intel 4 node. In comparison to the Intel 7 process used in current Alder Lake processors, the chipmaker believes it can achieve nearly twice the high-performance library area scalability.
The new node will also work with the company’s EMIB and Foveros packaging technologies, the latter of which will be used for Meteor Lake to enable a tiled design.
Most significantly, Intel is aiming for at least a 20% increase in clock rates while maintaining the same power consumption as Intel 7, implying that high-end desktop CPUs might approach 6 GHz.
The computational tile of a 14th-gen Meteor Lake-P mobile processor was revealed in a die shot.
It has 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores, and it runs on the Intel 4 node stated earlier.
The CPU will also include an I/O tile, a SOC tile, and a graphics tile, the latter of which is planned to be manufactured using TSMC’s N3 technology.
According to previous speculations, desktop CPUs would require a new LGA 1851 socket rather than LGA 2551.
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