Intel Want’s a Slice of TSMC’s 3nm Process to Produce Graphic Chiplets for its 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs


It’s been only a few weeks since Intel announced its lineup of 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs, with Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake expected to make its debut in 2022. However, various rumors regarding Intel’s 14th gen Meteor Lake CPUs have already started to surface online.

According to the latest reports by Taiwanese news outlet Commercial Times Intel is expected to strike a deal with TSMC to produce it’s so-called graphic tiles for its Meteor Lake CPU’s using TSMC’s 3-nanometer process.

These so-called graphic tiles are speculated to be repackaged by Intel on a single die with its in-house compute tiles to manufacture its Meteor Lake processors.

This seems to be accurate as it’s in line with earlier reports that claimed that the Intel Meteor Lake would separate its various components, namely the graphics, I/O, and compute, into separate chiplets, termed as “tiles,” which would be combined by using a new packaging method called Foveros.

While the new packaging method also suggests each of the “tiles” that will combine are made using different node processes:

  • The compute tiles will be using Intel’s 7nm “Intel 4” process.
  • The I/O tiles are expected to be made using TSMC’s N5 or N4 process.
  • While the GPU tiles will be using a 3nm process.

Apart from consumer-grade CPUs, the new Foveros design is also expected to make its way into Intel’s 14 gen Xeon (codenamed Granite Rapids) lineup of server-grade CPUs.


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Overall, it seems like the 13th Gen Raptor Lake will be a minor update over the recently released 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs; however, the 14th Gen Meteor Lake seems to be a game-changer, thanks to Intel’s Foveros packaging technology.

We can’t wait to see how these new Meteor Lake chips will compete against Team Red (AMD) when made available to users in 2023.

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