Intel has given us our first proper look at its 14th Gen desktop and mobile CPUs, codenamed ‘Meteor Lake’, due for release in 2023. These will be the first processors to utilize the new ‘Intel 4’ process node, which is replacing the Intel 7 design used in the company’s current CPUs.

Intel 4 is a 7nm process technology while Intel 7 was 10nm (yes, we agree the naming convention is silly). The exciting part is that Intel 4 will use a new type of processor lithography called ‘advanced extreme ultraviolet’ lithography, or EUV for short. This replaces the conventional deep UV immersion lithography used in current processor production.