Intel Lunar Lake MX leaked: 4+4 CPU cores, 8 Xe2 GPU cores, TSMC N3B node and DisplayPort 2.1 support
Intel “Lunar Lake-MX” features 4P-Cores, 4 E-Cores, 8 Xe2 “Battlemage” GPUs and supports 8W fanless mode
Intel’s next-gen low-power architecture called Lunar Lake saw a major leak today.
YuuKi-AnS shared the slides on Twitter, but they were quickly removed. A copy of all information is available thanks to Anandtech forum member Geddagod. The slides cover all the important details of the new CPU series designed for low-power systems 8W to 30W. This is not a high-end gaming build that will replace Meteor Lake-H, on the contrary, it is a successor to Meteor Lake-U, which has not yet been officially released.
Intel claims that the Lunar Lake architecture was co-developed with Microsoft for power-efficient software/hardware integration. It features next generation integrated NPU 4.0 (Neural Processing Unit), which is supported by the latest Xe2-LPG Graphics. It should be noted that the Lunar Lake MX series is the first well-known product series to offer a power-efficient version of the “Battlemage” series. Today, it was confirmed that the Core 7 (200?) series will come with up to 8 Xe cores. It’s an evolution of Arc graphics that will also span discrete graphics on mobile and desktop.
This GPU architecture has 64 vector engines, supports Systolic AI/Super Scaling technologies and has real-time ray tracing support. Furthermore, we learned that the Lunar Lake MX GPU will support this display port 1.4, HDMI 2.1, eDP1.4, 1.5 and hardware availability FFC/H.266 Support video decoding.
The Lunar Lake MX architecture will ship with on-box memory, and depending on the chipset, there will be 16GB and 32GB options available. Intel is planning at least four variants with different CPU and GPU layouts. The CPU architecture is based on a combination of Lion Cove and Skymont cores. What is also important to note is that the CPU tiles will be manufactured using… TSMC N3B Process technology.
Intel Lunar Lake MX series
- Core 7 32GB: 4P+4E+8Xe2-LPG
- Core 7 16GB: 4P+4E+8Xe2-LPG
- Core 5 32GB: 4P+4E+7Xe2-LPG
- Core 5 16GB: 4P+4E+7Xe2-LPG
The architecture supports dual channel LPDDR5X-8533 Memory, it is Memory on Package (MoP). By integrating memory, Intel saves power (lower routing and integrated memory subsystem) as well as size (about 100-250mm).2). The package measures 27.5mm x 27mm, and will contain two boards: a CPU, a GPU, and a discrete SoC board.
The Lunar Lake MX series will support PCIe Gen5x4 and Gen4x4 with Thunderbolt 4 and up to three USB4 connectors. The chip has been integrated Wi-Fi-7 And Bluetooth 5.4 Support through BE201 network card based on CNVio3 interface.
Interestingly, it is said to be special 8W SKU Lunar lake can work Without fan. Meanwhile, the fan version will operate within the 17 to 30 Watt TDP range. Moreover, it was mentioned that It can offer a 12W version of the Arc Xe2-LPG GPU 2.5 flops of single-precision computing performance, which is equivalent to the Apple M1 chip. While the Peak arc The performance this chip can offer 3.8 FLOPSwhich is the bottom design of the Apple M2 SoC.
Taking into account the claimed power efficiency and performance of the GPU, one might look to integrate the Lunar Lake MX series into next-gen mobile systems. Although we still don’t know how fast the Battlemage GPU architecture will be on Alchemist, we can set a good baseline with the launch of the Meteor Lake chips featuring the Xe-LPG (Alchemist) series next month.
The Intel Lunar Lake MX series is officially expected to debut in 2024.
Source: YuuKi-AnS (removed), Geddagod @AnandTech