Meteor Lake could well mark a resounding return for Intel on the laptop processor market. That’s all the bad we wish him.
In a little less than a month, Intel will present its Meteor Lake architecture which should implement some elements of the future “revolution” of the American brand.
Meteor Lake should thus greatly stand out from Alder Lake, Raptor Lake and Raptor Lake Refresh thanks to the Foveros packaging solution which makes it possible to combine cores that are very different from each other.
16 cores/22 threads and 8 Xe-Core graphics cores
Among other new features, Meteor Lake should integrate a much more muscular graphics solution than what Intel usually offers on its various processors.
All the details of the Core Ultra 7 155H integrated by ASUS © VideoCardz
We do not yet have all the details since the official announcement should not take place before December 14, but an ASUS laptop equipped with a Core Ultra 7 155H has been noticed by several colleagues including VideoCardz. The beast is one of the first equipped in Meteor Lake.
This processor should be surpassed by the Core Ultra 9 185H, but this mid-range still has this intriguing graphics solution made up of 8 Xe-Cores which therefore works alongside the 16 cores/22 threads of the CPU part.
Stronger than the Radeon 780M
These 8 Xe-Cores seem to be clocked at 2.25 GHz, as much as on a dedicated Intel ARC A380 graphics card, but while the latter has a TDP of 75 watts, that of the Core Ultra 7 155H is unknown.
This does not prevent its graphics solution from lagging too far behind this ARC A380 with, on the Geekbench OpenCL test, 33,948 points against 37,105 points for the dedicated graphics card. More importantly, the Core Ultra 7 155H appears well above AMD iGPUs.
Thus, on the same test, the Radeon 780M is only at 31,921 points when associated with a Ryzen 7940HS, at 30,585 points with a Ryzen 7840S and even at 27,345 points with a Ryzen 7840U, a component very popular with portable console manufacturers.
It is still too early to draw any conclusions, but failing to convince the big players with its dedicated graphics cards, Intel could score points in the APU segment.
Source : VideoCardz