Thanks to a recent entry in the Linux boot log, we’ve come across a very distinct Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake-P CPU that will have a total of 14 cores.
The discovery was initially made by Coelacanth-Dream within the SOF project within Github, uploaded by Fred Oh of Intel. The list is of a single Intel Meteor Lake-P CPU that falls within the Meteor Lake-P database. The CPU is shown as a ‘Genuine Intel(R) 0000’ which means it is a technical example.
From what we can see, the Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake-P CPU sample has not shown support for the AVX-512. The CPU technical example is captured in three different Bootlogs with two types of patterns. There is one that lists 16 logical cores and another that lists 20 logical cores. If Intel chooses to offer a 16-core option, it will have to offer 6 P-cores and 4 E-cores. Basically, 8 physical cores and 16 logical threads.
It seems likely that this entry is aimed at Intel testing an extremely early-stage Meteor Lake-P Mobility CPU sample. This is also betrayed by the extremely low clock speeds. The Intel 14th generation Meteor Lake CPUs should be launched next year and will ship with two new architectures: the Redwood Cove for the P-Cores and Crestmont for the E-Cores.