The timeline for that would have to be pretty tight for that, no?
The development cycle for GNR is most likely going to be longer than that of RPL, at the primary basis of it being a server CPU, (that and RPL was very fast, Intel claims they shrunk the timeline by 6 months compared to ADL) but using it as a meter stick:
So 30 months out, and the Pat quote was from March 2022, assuming a end of 2024 GNR release date, would give us what, a 3 month time frame for a redesign? But also considering following ADL schedule means that we would be looking at the change in design having to be 36 months out... but chiplets should also reduce the time needed in the design phase...but GNR is also a server CPU, which I'm assuming will take longer to develop
Unless they were designing multiple GNR potential variants in parallel, I don't see another change past what Pat was talking about happening. Window just sounds way too tight for that to happen.
Also, we got the GNR announcement in mid 2021, for a likely end of year 2023 launch. 2 and a half years. The GNR redesign Pat quote is also, 2 and a half years out from it's supposed launch date.
I don't think it would use Lion Cove though, because that seems to essentially be a backport since Lion Cove seems to appear on ARL which has Intel 20A compute tiles (or TSMC 3nm). And backporting on Rocket Lake did not turn out looking so well...
It's definitely ambiguous though, but I love
making mountains out of molehills haha