Intel Core Ultra 5 134U and Core Ultra 7 164U are 9W Meteor Lake processors

Intel Core Ultra 5 134U and Core Ultra 7 164U are new 12-core Meteor Lake processors with 9W PBP (Processor Base Power) and 30W Max Turbo Power (MTP) that appear to have recently been added to Intel Ark.

Intel just announced Intel vPro Platform support for the Core Ultra Meteor Lake processors to make those more suitable to business customers with improved security through AI-powered Intel Threat Detection Technology, better manageability with the Intel Device Discovery comprised of cloud-based tools for managing PCs remotely, and enhanced stability thanks to Intel’s Stable IT Program aiming to validate and ensure Windows 10 and Windows 11 compatibility.

Intel Core Ultra 9W processors

But Liliputing also notes that Intel has added some 9W parts besides the existing 15W parts such as the Intel Core Ultra 5 125U or Core Ultra 7 165U, namely the Core Ultra 5 134U and Core Ultra 7 164U. They are quite similar to the other 15W Meteor Lake-U parts with 12 cores in 2 P-Core+8 E-Core+2 LP-Core configuration, 14 threads, 12MB cache, and Intel UHD graphics with 4 Intel Xe GPU cores, but there are some differences as shown in the table below.

Core Ultra 5 134U
Core Ultra 7 164U
Core Ultra 5 125U
Core Ultra 5 135U
Core Ultra 7 155U
Core Ultra 7 165U
Base frequency (P/E/LP)
700 MHz / 500 MHz / 400 MHz
1.1 GHz / 700 MHz / 400 MHz
1.3 GHz / 800 MHz / 700 MHz
1.6 GHz / 1.1 GHz / 700 MHz
1.7 GHz / 1.2 GHz / 700 MHz
1.7 GHz / 1.2 GHz / 700 MHz
Max Turbo Freq. (P/E/LP)
4.4 GHz / 3.6 GHz / 2.1 GHz
4.8 GHz / 3.8 GHz / 2.1 GHz
4.3 GHz / 3.6 GHz / 2.1 GHz
4.4 GHz / 3.6 GHz / 2.1 GHz
4.8 GHz / 3.8 GHz / 2.1 GHz
4.9 GHz / 3.8 GHz / 2.1 GHz
Max GPU frequency
1.75 GHz
1.80 GHz
1.85 GHz
1.9 GHz
1.95 GHz
2.00 GHz
64GB Up to LPDDR5/x 6400 MT/s
96GB Up to LPDDR5/x 7467 MT/s, up to DDR5 5600 MT/s
12-lane PCIe 4.0 and 3.0
1 (x4) Gen4 + 4 (x1,x2,x4) Gen4 + 4 (x1,x2,x4) Gen3
20-lane PCIe 4.0
3 (x4) Gen4 + 8 (x1,x2,x4) Gen4
FCBGA2551 (23 x 19 mm)
FCBGA2049 (50 x 25 mm)

The new 9W Meteor Lake U-series Type4 processors come in a smaller package, offer fewer PCIe 4.0/3.0 lanes, and support (only) up to 64GB LPDDR5 RAM, while the 15W SKUs can handle up to 96GB. They’ll likely be found in thinner laptops and mini PCs be it actively cooled or fanless. Other notable features include Intel AI Boost NPU for AI acceleration, Thunderbolt 4 interfaces, and support for WiFi 7 and Bluetooth LE audio which are common to all Meteor Lake processors.

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4 months ago

I’m pretty sure these two SKUs are going to be the Meteor Lake variants with Memory-on-Package, as has already been shown off:

However I don’t know if they can get to 64 GB with two chips. Maybe they can take four?

The upcoming Lunar Lake will be like this concept broken out into its own product line, optimized for low power, but will be limited to 16 or 32 GB LPDDR5X-8533:

We’re going to see more of this packaging if it can lower costs and raise speeds a little.

4 months ago

The problem with Intel TDPs is that they don’t help predict actual system power usage, specially when compared to AMD: often the Intel has a lower TDP, but ends up consuming more power than an AMD with a higher TDP. Case in point: I’ve never seen an Intel N100 (6W TDP) SBC consuming less than ~9W of power even in idle, and meanwhile I’ve seen plenty of AMD Phoenix (35W TDP) SBCs consuming less than 9W in the same situation, and sometimes significantly less. And yes, I know TDP is just for the processor and not the entire SBC, but… Read more »

4 months ago

> I know TDP is just for the processor

…at base frequency (no end user ever will limit the cores to) which differs for reasons only Intel’s marketing department knows throughout all their different SKUs:

BTW: you’re the first to mention TDP here… at least the article talks about PBP (which of course is marketing BS too).

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