But soon,IntelHe categorically denied the rumors. Spokesman Thomas Hannaford clarified to The Verge that not only are these rumors untrue, but Meteor Lake will hit the consumer market in 2023.
As an important milestone in the company’s development for many years, it is not only the first launch of Intel’s 4 (7nm) process, but also Intel’s first use of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) for client processors, while placing high hopes on the design of “chiplets”.
Intel has previously mixed Golden Cove high-performance + Gracemont energy-saving cores on the 12th-generation Alder Lake platform, but it is essentially not the same thing as a smartphone SoC.
However, to those who followed Intel’s 2022 Q2 earnings call, the idea that “Meteor Lake is still on track” doesn’t surprise us.
At the time, Intel CEO Pat Kissinger told investors bluntly that the company would deliver Meteor Lake in 2023.
And said that the series of chips have shown good health both within the company and in the customer’s laboratory, and have been widely sampled to customers.
While “sampling to customers” doesn’t quite equate to “getting ready for a consumer release,” at least now Intel has made it clear.
Previously, TrendForce reported that Intel won’t even begin mass production of key Meteor Lake components until the end of 2023.
It is rumored that the incident had a great impact on TSMC’s expansion plans, but the chip foundry giant declined to comment, only denying it in a statement to the media.
Finally, on the 2022 Q2 earnings call, Intel said that shipments of 12th-generation Alder Lake chips have exceeded 35 million.
As for the performance of the 13th-generation Raptor Lake Core product line, please wait patiently for the official announcement later this year.