According to the source, in Linux 5.10 there was a mention of the first 7-nanometer Intel processors – Meteor Lake. In particular, their support was added to the driver of the Gigabit Ethernet e1000e adapter. And although this fact in itself does not indicate the imminent release of the corresponding CPUs, we can at least say that work on Meteor Lake is going on as planned.
These CPUs form the 13th generation Intel Core line and will be released either in late 2022 or early 2022. By that time they will have to compete already with 5-nanometer AMD CPUs on Zen 4 architecture, and it will not be easy. It is expected that Meteor Lake will be a hybrid CPU – with the large cores of Ocean Cove and small Gracemont. It should be noted that the Alder Lake CPU will already be hybrid – it is expected that they will be released a year earlier than Meteor Lake.