Intel 14th gen 12C/16T Meteor Lake-M ES powering future Dell Inspiron 13 5330 rears its head on UserBenchmark
We've seen quite a few rumors about Intel's upcoming Meteor Lake (MTL) generation, but those have largely been about desktop parts. We are now getting to see what is likely the first Intel Meteor Lake mobile leak, coming in wake of speculation that Intel might have canceled desktop MTL processors.
UserBenchmark lists what appears to be a 14th gen Meteor Lake-M CPU with four P-cores and eight E-cores or a 12C/16T configuration running on an unreleased Dell Inspiron 13 5330 laptop. The laptop is indicated to sport 16 GB RAM and a 16:10 FHD+ display.
The MTL-M CPU is still an early engineering sample (ES) carrying the moniker "U3E1". According to the benchmark listing, this Meteor Lake-M processor seems to be having a base clock of 1.2 GHz, but we can expect this to be higher in production units.
We also see the benchmark indicating the iGPU to be Intel Arc Graphics. However, this is not a discrete GPU. Intel is expected to transition to a tiled GPU (tGPU) with Meteor Lake.
The tGPU will be based on the Arc Alchemist Xe-LPG architecture and is slated to offer significant performance improvements than any UHD or Iris Xe integrated graphics available today. From what we gather so far, the Meteor Lake tGPU will offer support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing similar to what we've already seen with the AMD Radeon 680M.
Meteor Lake will be fabbed on the Intel 4 process and will use Intel's Foveros 3D design with a four-tile layout that includes the Graphics tile, SoC tile, CPU tile, and the I/O tile. The CPU tile is comprised of Redwood Cove P-cores and Crestmont E-cores. Redwood Cove is likely to be a rehash of the Raptor Cove architecture, which itself is a refreshed Golden Cove. Crestmont E-cores, on the other hand, are likely to be even more powerful.
The tGPU, however, will be made on TSMC 5 nm while the SoC and I/O tiles will be fabbed on TSMC 6 nm.