Intel Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake overview suggests up to 20% IPC uplift vs Raptor Lake for ARL and single-digit gain for MTL
Intel is expected to unveil the 14th gen Core processors later this year. However, the CPUs reportedly won't be based on a new architecture but will rather be a refresh of the 13th gen Raptor Lake. Intel will allegedly start introducing new CPU architectures with the launch of the Meteor Lake chips. Now, in addition to divulging new information about the AMD Zen 5 processors, Paul from RedGamingTech has also shared a detailed overview of the 15th gen Intel Meteor Lake and Intel Arrow Lake architectures.
According to the leaker, the desktop Intel Meteor Lake (MTL-S) will top out at the 14-core (6 P-cores + 8 E-cores) Core i5 while enthusiast Core i7 and Core i9 SKUs will be based on the Arrow Lake architecture. This is in line with a previous report from Bionic_squash. On the performance side of things, the leaker alleges that Meteor Lake’s Redwood Cove P-cores will bring a “single-digit” IPC uplift over Raptor Lake's P-cores.
Finally, Paul claims that MTL-S hit the ES1 (Engineering Sample) phase last month while the mobile MTL-P entered the ES2 phase in March 2023.
When it comes to the Arrow Lake processors, Paul mentions that the top Core i9 ARL-S CPUs will pack 8 Lion Cove P-cores and 16 Skymont E-cores. The leaker also suggests that Arrow Lake will enjoy an IPC gain of anywhere from 18% to 20% vs Intel Raptor Lake. This is in the ballpark of the IPC uplift figure reported by MLID in March (22-34%) and matches Paul's leak from February 2023.
It bears repeating that the desktop Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake processors could be north of a year away from launching. So any leaks and rumors attempting to provide specifications of these unreleased architectures should be taken with a grain of salt.