Manufacturers of several types of processors, whether or not they’re CPUs, GPUs or some other sort, must have their designs already completed earlier than they’re manufactured in mass. Not just for design validation, but additionally to see that there aren’t any faults that might crush mass manufacturing. This is why it ought to come as no shock that Intel has introduced that it has completed Meteor Lake-S, the primary of its CPU architectures based mostly on its upcoming 7nm node.
Meteor Lake-S Compute Tile design accomplished
Great solution to begin the week! We are taping in our 7nm Meteor Lake compute tile proper now.
– Gregory M Bryant (@gregorymbryant) May 24, 2021
Well sure, the architectural successor to Alder Lake and l1st CPU to make use of Intel’s 7nm SuperFin node It has already been finalized by Intel. We have discovered this by means of a tweet from Gregory M Bryant the place he broadcasts the top of the design and congratulates the processor design group.
It must be clarified that though we’re speaking in regards to the successor of Alder Lake, we aren’t speaking about Gen 13, however presumably Gen 14, since we all know that there’s Raptor Lake on the street map, which is an improved model of Alder Lake which might be launched inside a couple of months of Gen 12.
We additionally must make it clear that we have no idea in the meanwhile if Raptor Lake might be Gen 13 or not. The necessary factor with the Intel announcement is that they They have already got the Meteor Lake-S design finalized.
The Future of Intel CPUs for by EMIB and Foveros
The very first thing that may come to thoughts is the next query: what’s a tile? Well, it’s the signifier that Intel provides to what AMD calls chiplets in its slang. And is that Intel’s concept with Meteor Lake-S is to desert monolithic designs based mostly on a single widespread node to undertake a design much like AMD, however utilizing Intel’s personal packaging applied sciences akin to EMIB and Foveros.
The concept continues to be the identical that AMD has adopted since Zen 2, which relies on the idea of making a processor with a number of chips, solely that Intel makes use of the time period tile and AMD the time period chiplet. The benefit of that is that it permits the usage of a number of totally different manufacturing nodes for a similar design, which has monumental benefits for the mass manufacture of such processors.
The Compute Tile would subsequently be the Intel equal of AMD’s CCD Chiplet, however in Intel. In any case, it might not be the primary time that Intel has made such a design, we already noticed it in Lakefield with the usage of Foveros. We have no idea what Meteor Lake-S might be like, if a 2.5DIC design like those from AMD or a 3DIC one like Foveros.