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Intel Lunar Lake-MX Specs Confirmed, Using TSMC N3B Process Node

by Low Boon ShenMarch 29, 2024
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Intel Lunar Lake-MX Specs Confirmed, Using TSMC N3B Process Node

Intel Lunar Lake-MX Specs Confirmed, Using TSMC N3B Process Node

German outlet Igor’sLAB has provided new insights into the rumors surrounding Intel’s upcoming Lunar Lake-MX mobile processors. While no new information on the chip itself was provided, the outlet confirms that all previous leaks and information regarding this chip are indeed correct.

However, the report does uncover the hardware – in the form of the Lunar Lake-MX validation platform. Simply put, it’s a chip connected to a special motherboard designed for testing purposes, and in this case, we can see the bare silicon with two LPDDR5X memory modules in close proximity to the chip.

To recap, the CPU will pack up 4P+4E cores, with the P-core using the new Lion Cove architecture, while the new E-core’s architecture is codenamed Skymont. Like Meteor Lake, the entire silicon is split into multiple ’tiles’, and the compute tile – which houses the processing cores – will be manufactured via TSMC’s N3B process. While Intel has already outsourced some of its fab duty to TSMC, the Lunar Lake’s compute tile will be the first of its kind to be manufactured outside of Intel’s own foundries.

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On the GPU side, the Lunar Lake will be using the upcoming Arc Battlemage-based architecture called Xe2-LPG. This consists of 8 Xe2-cores with 64 EUs, which amounts to 1,024 ALUs (Videocardz says Battlemage doubles the EU count per Xe-core over Alchemist). With core count effectively doubled over current Arc Graphics housed within Meteor Lake processors, Igor’sLAB says the new chip will be “significantly faster than its predecessors and almost doubles the performance in some internal tests.”

The Lunar Lake-based processors are expected to be unveiled by the end of this year, designed for ultra-low-power designs such as premium, fan-less laptops. It’s expected to be launched alongside Arrow Lake, which will cover both desktop and mobile segments.

Pokdepinion: Seems like this is designed with 15W TDP or lower – I assume regular laptops will stick to Arrow Lake instead. 

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