Intel Meteor Lake is confirmed to support AV1 encoding and decoding.


Intel Meteor Lake, the successor to Raptor Lake, has confirmed that it will support full AV1 video encoding and decoding for mobile series.

Intel Meteor Lake provides a lot of flexibility, especially when it comes to graphics and video. The company’s new Xe-LPG graphics, which will replace the Xe-LP graphics seen in the Tiger Lake series, will open up new opportunities in the streaming and gaming sectors. Readers may recall that the website Igor’sLAB revealed a leaked slide that raised awareness of the Meteor Lake processor and key features available for it.

Meteor Lake is the successor to Raptor Lake (to be revealed at CES 2023), and it is built on 7nm technology with embedded Xe-LPG graphics. It will be compatible with the operating systems Windows, Chrome, and Linux. The processor will have 14 hybrid cores (6+8) with up to 24MB of LLC per core. The Xe2 Graphics architecture on-chip will support up to 128 Execution Units. According to the media and display support, it supports “low power AV1 encode, integrated HDMI 2.1, DP ports, and enhanced dual low power eDP 1.4b.” This information only applies to the mobile side of the processor series; according to a recent rumour by Twitter leaker OneRaichu, an unknown nomenclature series, MTS-S, is slated to be the name for the desktop variant series.

The new AV1 video encoder and decoder should give video streaming services a boost. AMD’s new RDNA 3 architecture, NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace, and Intel’s Arc Alchemist series are currently supporting the format. AV1 is expected to make its way into the companies’ desktop components.

The new media driver, which supports AV1 encoding and decoding, comes with a Media Features Summary from Intel. You can read the project’s supporting lists on the company’s GitHub here.

News Sources: VideoCardzGitHub

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