Intel Meteor Lake's processors will have a VPU model for specialized I.I.-taskers

Intel Meteor Lake's processors will have a VPU model for specialized I.I.-taskers

A recent version of the Linux driver found information confirming the use of a dedicated VPU Movidius model in future Intel Meteor Lake processors. It is likely that it will be responsible for accelerating the implementation of IE-algorithm-related tasks.

The VPU module is integrated into the Linux Direct Rendering Manager subsystem, which is responsible for interacting with graphic video card processors. The VPU module in Meteor Lake processors will consist of five components: the CPU integration unit with VPU, the memory control unit, the RICS controller, the network block and the Neural Computer Subsystem.

The VPU model Meteor Lake is supposed to be an analog of NVIDIA graphic processors. In GeForce RTX's video cards, the sensor cores perform a certain set of specialized tasks related to the work of the IE-algorithms. For which VPU-module will be responsible in the new Intel processors, it is not yet very clear. Intel acquired a dedicated VPU developer six years ago. During this time, the processor could well have come up with something interesting.

Intel Core's 14th generation processors are expected next year. They will replace the Raptor Lake processors, whose debut will take place this fall. Unlike the latter, which represent only a slightly improved version of Alder Lake's current chips, Meteor Lake will become a real new series of Intel processors. These chips will use hybrid microarchitectures from the Redwood Cave and the Crestmont small core, a three-dimensional set of multiple crystals that will be produced using different processes, as well as a new built-in Xe-LPG architecture.