Intel 14th Gen Core desktop “Meteor Lake” allegedly requires new LGA-2551 socket

Please note that this post is tagged as a gossip.

Intel might be saying goodbye to LGA1700/1800 already in 2023

According to the latest rumors from Moore’s Law is Dead, Raptor Lake-S might be the last desktop series for the LGA1700 socket.

14th Gen Core Meteor Lake

It would appear that the rumors stating Intel will keep 3 generations on the same socket are untrue. In the fourth quarter of 2023 when Intel is expected to launch a new desktop series codenamed Meteor Lake, an entirely new socket might be required.

The LGA 2551 wouldn’t be much bigger than the LGA1700 socket though. According to MLID, it’s 38 × 46 mm, which means 0.5 mm wider and 1 mm taller socket. However, the 2551 indicates it will have 50% more pins.

MLID posted a real photo (although slightly altered) of the alleged LGA 2551 processor:

Intel LGA2551 CPU, Source: MLID

Furthermore, MLID reaffirms the rumors that were shared by other leakers over the past few weeks, but has a different idea on the expected launch date. In this case, we should expect MTL-S in fourth quarter of 2023, not in 2024 as mentioned elsewhere. Unfortunately, MLID is not confirming the core configuration for desktop Meteor Lake series, so one might guess it could be similar to Raptor Lake.

Intel Meteor/Arrow lake rumors, Source: Moore’s Law is Dead

15th Gen Core Arrow Lake

The Lion Cove/Skymont cores might already debut with Arrow Lake. These new microarchitectures were previously rumored for Lunar Lake. As mentioned in previous leaks, the 15th Gen Core would not see an increase in Performance cores, but Efficient cores count would double over Raptor Lake, now counting 32 in total.

More importantly, Arrow Lake desktop would be compatible with LGA 2551 socket, so at least two generations would be supported by the new desktop platform. This architecture is expected to compete with AMD’s Zen6 architecture, which has not been confirmed by the company yet. One shouldn’t expect Arrow Lake sooner than second half of 2024 though.

Intel Mainstream CPU Roadmap (RUMORED)
VideoCardz Alder Lake Raptor Lake Meteor Lake Arrow Lake Lunar Lake
Desktop Launch Date Q4 2021 Q4 2022 Q4 2023 2H 2024 2024+
CPU nodes Intel 7 Intel 7 Intel 4 Intel 20A Intel 18A
Big Core µArch Golden Cove Raptor Cove Redwood Cove Lion Cove TBC
Small Core µArch Gracemont Gracemont Crestmont Skymont TBC
Graphics µArch Xe-LP Xe-LP Xe-HPG Xe-HPG Xe2-HPG
Max CPU Core Count 16 (8C+8c) 24 (8C+16c) TBC 40 (8C+32c) TBC
Max GPU Core Count 96 EU 96 EU 192 EU 320 EU TBC
desktop-socket LGA1700 LGA1700 LGA2551 LGA2551 TBC
Memory Support DDR4/DDR5-4800 DDR4/DDR5-5600 DDR5 TBC TBC
PCIe Gen PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0 TBC TBC
Intel Core Series 12th Gen Core 13th Gen Core 14th Gen Core 15th Gen Core 16th Gen Core


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