Future Intel Meteor Lake processors are already making their way into tomorrow’s portable consoles. Enough to step on AMD’s toes?
AMD dominates the game console market as a whole, with its chips present both in living room machines (Xbox Series, PlayStation 5), but also in portable consoles like the Steam Deck, the Asus ROG Ally and more. numerous models from Ayaneo.
But Intel has not said its last word with its next generation Meteor Lake which promises to be the real generational gap that we have been waiting for for years. Expected for a launch at the end of the year on mobile, the first Intel Meteor Lake chips will also be reserved for portable consoles.
And obviously, the first manufacturers are already revealing the first machines to integrate the manufacturer’s future CPU.
The first portable console with Intel Meteor Lake
Emdoor is a Chinese company that specializes in robust laptops and tablets protected from any shock. The manufacturer has just announced at a trade show in Hong Kong the first portable console featuring an Intel Meteor Lake-H chip, the most powerful in the range. This will oscillate between 20W and 35W depending on the performance mode chosen.
The GPU will also be from Intel: it will be the Intel Arc Graphics 5 iGPU, a mobile variant of its Alchemist range present on desktop machines. Here we imagine an equivalent to the Arc A380 graphics card from the low-end segment. The chip promises a real gain in performance compared to previous generations on mobile, including 8 computing units dedicated to ray-tracing and numerous innovations on autonomy promised by Intel.
The rest of the technical sheet confirms a rather high-end positioning of the Emdoor console: an 8-inch LCD screen in 1920 by 1200, up to 32 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and an NVMe SSD that can go up to 2 TB. The machine will run on Windows 11 with a software overlay visibly optimized for mobile gaming. We imagine that the machine will also integrate Wi-Fi 7, but this remains to be confirmed.
We will have to wait until 2024 to see the arrival of the first mobile devices and portable consoles integrating Intel Meteor Lake chips, with the commercial launch of this new generation of processors scheduled for December 14, 2023. But if the long-awaited revolution keeps its promises in terms of Intel, particularly in terms of energy efficiency, the manufacturer could well start to catch up with AMD next year.