After a plethora of leaks and rumors attempting to explain Intel’s upcoming Meteor Lake architecture, it appears that MTL-S for desktops has finally been canned. Additionally, the 6 P-cores + 8 E-cores MTL-S Core i5 chip will reportedly now be based on the Arrow Lake architecture instead.
If the leaks and rumors that we’ve been hearing over the past months are true, It would be an understatement to say that the Intel Meteor Lake for desktops, MTL-S, has had a rocky development. Back in March, we detailed that the MTL-S was missing from Intel’s 12-month OEM roadmap indicating that the company might have canned the desktop Meteor Lake CPUs. However, later leaks alleged that while Intel hasn’t completely canceled the MTL-S CPUs, the chips would top out at Core i5 SKUs with the enthusiast Core i7 and Core i9 processors based on the Arrow Lake architecture. This leak was substantiated by a report from RedGamingTech earlier this month that MTL-S will indeed top out at a 14-core Core i5 SKU.
We may finally have reached the end of the MTL-S saga as @OneRaichu has now shared what appears to be an official internal Intel client roadmap. According to the “Remove Productization of MTL S 6+8” mentioned on the roadmap, it is reasonable to expect that Intel has finally scrapped the 14-core MTL-S Core i5 SKU. Interestingly, the 14-core chip could now be based on the Arrow Lake architecture according to @OneRaichu.
The leaker has shared no details regarding Intel Meteor Lake processors for laptops. So, Meteor Lake might only show up as mobile MTL-P CPUs that allegedly hit the ES2 phase in March.
That said, it is still too early to discuss what Intel’s 15th gen lineup of CPUs will look like, so take the information presented here with caution.
I am so sad for Meteor Lake-S dead.
(In the May RM for intel client, MTL-S is canceled final and ARL-S 6+8 die will instead.)
— Raichu (@OneRaichu) May 22, 2023
Fawad Murtaza – Tech Writer – 437 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
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Fawad Murtaza, 2023-05-22 (Update: 2023-05-22)