HWiNFO gets preliminary Intel 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” support

Published: 6th Oct 2021, 08:48 GMT   Comments

Intel 13th Gen Core supported by HWiNFO

Alder Lake series might not be here yet, but the initial support for its successor – Raptor lake – has already landed for HWiNFO.

The 13th Gen Core will introduce a new microarchitecture called Raptor Cove for Performance (big) cores while retaining Gracemont for Efficient (small) cores. The core design upgrade is not the only change coming to Alder Lake’s successor, as the series will also introduce higher core counts, up to 24 cores in total.

Same as Alder Lake, 13th Gen Core will feature Raptor Lake CPUs across the stack, for both mobile and desktop markets. The times when Intel was splitting architectures between mobile and desktop segments have ended, at least for now. The latest update for HWiNFO appears to confirm just that, as both the desktop Raptor Lake-S and mobile Raptor Lake-P have been added to the support list of the monitoring software at the same time:

Intel Raptor Lake support, Source: HWiNFO

Intel Raptor Lake will introduce changes to the Hybrid CPU Core, with a goal to improve performance. It is yet to be verified how efficient is Alder Lake is the most common workload, but Intel is clearly focusing on this design for the future. Along with support for LPDDR5X memory and improved CPU cache for gaming, the series will also include a new power delivery mechanism, while keeping the same TDP ranges as Alder Lake: 125W, 65W, and 35W for desktop SKUs and sub-45W for mobile.

Intel 13th Gen Core Series “Raptor Lake”, Source: VideoCardz & AdoredTV

Intel Raptor Lake is now scheduled to launch in late 2022, possibly around the time AMD launches its Zen4 architecture.

Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Roadmap (Rumored)
VideoCardz.comAlder LakeRaptor LakeMeteor LakeArrow LakeLunar LakeNova Lake
Launch DateQ4 2021Q4 2022Q2 2023Q4 2023Q4 20242025
Fabrication NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 4TBCTBCTBC
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRedwood CoveLion CoveLion CovePanther Cove
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontCrestmontSkymontSkymontDarkmont
Graphics µArchGen12.2Gen12.2Gen 12.7TBCGen 13TBC
Max Core Count16 (8C+8c)24 (8C+16c)TBC40 (8C+32c)TBCTBC
Memory SupportDDR4/DDR5-4800DDR5-5600DDR5TBCTBCTBC
Intel Core Series12th Gen Core13th Gen Core14th Gen Core15th Gen Core16th Gen Core17th Gen Core

Source: HWiNFO

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