More details on the 2024 Intel Arrow Lake-P mobile processors with 300+ EU iGPUs revealed in leaked slide
Intel is getting back on track with the release cadence as it recently confirmed a few leaks from last year regarding upcoming processor families. Moore’s Law is Dead and AdoredTV revealed in 2021 that Intel is supposed to release Arrow Lake processor some time in 2024, and Intel just confirmed this a few days ago, detailing that the 2023 Meteor Lake and 2024 Arrow Lake families would be manufactured on as many as three process nodes, including Intel 4, Intel 20A and TSMC N3. Each process will be used to fabricate different integrated chips such as the Compute core, the AI core and the Graphics core. Additionally, AdoredTV revealed last year that the Arrow Lake-P mobile processors codenamed “Halo” would integrate 6 big cores, 8 little cores and up to 320 EUs for the GT3 iGPU. To back his claims, AdoreTV now leaked the internal slide that shows the entire timeline for all silicon states. However, some commenters pointed out that this seems to be outdated, since the GT3 iGPU is now believed to feature up to 384 EUs, as leaked in Intel’s own graphics drivers, plus the CPU core count could be improved.
In any case, the slide also shows a roadmap according to which the earliest versions of Arrow Lake-P would be released in late 2022, with the final product being ready in the 33rd week of 2023, so we can expect early 2024 availability. Moreover, Intel seems to be prioritizing the mobile chips over the desktop ones for the Arrow Lake family. This is part of Intel’s effort to provide competition to Apple’s in-house M processors from the 14-inch premium laptop models. The slide claims the GT3 iGPU is under 80 square mm and was supposed to be produced on the N3 nodes from TSMC.
A few Twitter sources are arguing that the GT3 iGPU might not be produced by TSMC anymore and only the AI cores could end up manufactured in Taiwan. This could be due to Intel’s stance that changed considerably in just one year under Gelsinger, so Team Blue may continue to revise the roadmaps and use its own processes whenever possible.