In the latest update, Intel has posted several of its upcoming next-generation CPU and GPU products on its official webpage. According to the official webpage, the listed products include Raptor Lake, Meteor Lake, Xe-HPG DG2 graphics cards, and several HPC class designs such as Emerald Lake & Ponte Vecchio.
We have already seen several leaks and rumors about these cards, but the latest intel listings offer some additional and official information about the cards.
Intel 13th Generation Raptor Lake Desktop (Consumer) CPUs
In the listing, there isn’t any new specification information that we already don’t know, but it does confirm that the Raptor Lake CPUs do exist and will now be part of the 13th Gen Intel Core CPU family. The Intel Raptor Lake CPUs will be replacing Alder Lake but it won’t be a huge change.
As we already know, the Alder Lake 12th Gen’ CPUs will be the first Intel CPUs to utilize a hybrid core design approach and will be based on the 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process. It will bring support for DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. Raptor Lake, on the other hand, will essentially carry most of these features and will only offer slight upgrades to the platform and core changes.
Intel 14th Generation Meteor Lake Desktop (Consumer) CPUs
Meteor Lake, the 14th Generation CPU has also been listed, and it will be based on a new line of Cove core architecture. This is rumored to be known as the ‘Redwood Cove’ and will be based on a 7nm EUV process node. It is stated that the Redwood Cove is designed from the ground up to be an agnostic node and it is stated that TSMC will be a backup or even a partial supplier for the Redwood Cove-based chips.
It will also most likely be the first CPU generation from Intel to say farewell to the ring bus interconnect architecture. We have also heard reports that the Meteor Lake could be a fully 3D-Stacked design and could utilize an I/O die sourced from an external fab.
The platform will support both DDR5 & DDR4 memory with the mainstream and budget tier options. Intel has also listed down both Meteor Lake P and Meteor Lake M CPUs that will be aimed at mobility platforms.
Intel Granite Rapids, Emerald Rapids, Diamond Rapids Future Xeon / HEDT CPU Families
Intel has also listed its server CPUs on its official page and the listing has confirmed the existence of the Intel Emerald Rapids and Diamond Rapid processors. According to the listings, the Sapphire Rapids family of 4th Gen Xeon Scalable Processors will be replaced by Emerald Rapids on the same Eagle Stream platform.
We already expected Intel to update its Xeon platform with Mountain Stream and Birch Stream. However, both Granite and Diamond Rapids are also listed for Mountain Stream but only Diamond Rapids is listed for the Birch Stream platform. For the unknown, it is reported that the Diamond Stream platform will replace Granite Rapids as its successor.
The Granite Rapids will launch in 2023 on the 7nm process node while Diamond Rapids will launch around 2024 and will feature either an advanced version of the 7nm process node or a 5nm process from Intel.