Intel could face another delay in the launch of its next generation processors.
According to a source, mass production of iGPU tiles has been delayed until 2023 for Meteor Lake processors. The CPU of this generation will include several tiles (individual chips) and will be made according to different production processes. TSMC will produce the iGPU tiles using 3 nm process technology. Intel will make the processor tiles using its own process technology Intel 4.
Initial plans by Intel to launch iGPU tile in the second half 2022 were reportedly abandoned. The launch was then moved to early 2023 and finally, everything is now at the end of 2023. It is not clear if the Meteor Lake processors will be available in time for 2023 as originally planned. They could be delayed to the first half 2024.
The prospects for the Intel 4 process are still uncertain. It is possible that the company will eventually decide to transfer TSMC as well as the rest of its new generation processor tiles. Remember that Sapphire Lake processors have been delayed for about a year and half. The delay relative to original plans will eventually reach around two years.