Intel 13th Gen Core ‘Raptor Lake’ and next-gen HEDT ‘Sapphire Rapids’ are both rumored to launch October

Published: May 27th 2022, 07:22 GMT   Comments

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Intel 13th Gen Core in October?

Over at Bilibili a known leaker and reviewer Enthusiastic Citizen now going by a name “ECSM_Official” posted a rumored launch schedule for multiple Intel and AMD platform for this year.  

The rumor covers upcoming Intel HEDT and consumer series known as Sapphire Rapids and Raptor Lake. Interestingly, it claims that both are set to launch this October, which would be almost exactly a year after Alder Lake. Meanwhile, Intel’s HEDT platform though did not see an update in a very long time, and judging by this rumor and what we have shared before, it will go a different way than previous generations.

Intel 13th Gen Core launch schedule (translation), Source: ECSM_Official

Notably, those will not be marketed as Core-X series but rather Xeon W3400/2400 so probably targeting the same consumer space as Threadripper PRO. The incentive to offer high core count CPUs with increased power and connectivity options is slowly fading away as the mainstream series get more cores and even more advanced motherboards.

It is said that 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake would appear in October with support for existing motherboards but also for the new high-end Z790 platform. The rumor alleges that there will be new 700 motherboard series including H770 and B760 series launching next year. A very similar launch schedule was adopted for 12th Gen Core series, therefore, one could guess that K-series CPUs will be among the first to launch.

Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Roadmap (RUMORED)
VideoCardz12th Gen Core
Alder Lake-S
13th Gen Core
Raptor Lake-S
14th Gen Core
Meteor Lake-S
Launch DateNovember 2021October 2022 (?)2024 (desktop)
Fabrication NodeIntel 7 (10nm)Intel 7 (10nm)Intel 4 (7nm)
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRedwood Cove
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontCrestmont
Graphics µArchGen12.2Gen12.2Gen 12.7
Max Core Count16 (8C+8c)24 (8C+16c)TBC
L2 Cache (up to)8x 1.25MB (big) + 2x 2MB (small)8x 2MB (big) + 4x 4MB (small)?x 2MB (big) + ?x 3MB (small)
L3 Cache (up to)30MB36MBTBC
Total Cache (L2+L3) (up to)44MB68MBTBC
Memory SupportDDR4/DDR5-4800DDR4/DDR5-5600DDR5
PCIe GenPCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0

Source: ECSM_Official via Wccftech

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