Intel announced earlier this week that it had reached a key milestone in the development of its next-generation Meteor Lake 7nm CPUs. The company let it be known on Twitter that the line-in of the compute tile of Meteor Lake CPUs was successful. The milestone of sorts was proudly announced by Intel’s Executive Vice President and GM of the Client Computing Group, Gregory M Bryant via Twitter. The tweet specifically states that the company has finalized the next-generation compute tile for its Meteor Lake CPUs.
The 7nm Meteor Lake CPUs will replace Intel’s 10nm chips such as Alder Lake and Raptor Lake and will consist of multiple tiles, with compute tiles generally referring to the area that includes the cores. The Meteor Lake lineup will use a brand new Cove core architecture beyond Golden Cove known as Redwood Cove, which is expected to deliver both IPC and architectural improvements.
Great way to start the week! We are taping in our 7nm Meteor Lake compute tile right now.
— Gregory M Bryant (@gregorymbryant) May 24, 2021
Intel has announced Meteor Lake, its 14th generation desktop CPU family. Generation, on the official website ever already confirmed. For example, it’s interesting to note that Intel’s Meteor Lake line of desktop and mobile CPUs is expected to be based on a new line of cove-core architecture. This is rumored to appear as Redwood Cove and is based on a 7nm EUV process node. It is also rumored that Redwood Cove was designed from the ground up as an agnostic node, meaning that it can be made in a variety of fabs.
References are mentioned that suggest TSMC could be a backup or even a partial supplier for the Redwood Cove-based chips. This could also explain why Intel specifies multiple manufacturing processes for the CPU family.