Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake-S (desktop) processors rumored to launch in late Q3 2022

Published: Feb 20th 2022, 15:19 GMT   Comments

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Intel Raptor Lake is rumored to launch by the end of September

Intel made a surprising showcase at Investor Meeting 2022 with a public demo of the 13th Gen Core CPU codenamed “Raptor Lake”. It was not only the first demonstration of the new CPU series but also the first time Intel confirmed it will offer twice as many Efficient cores as Alder Lake.

Intel has not said much about the new series performance though. The company did, however, mention ‘up to’ double-digit performance, which can mean anything from 1% to 10%. According to Moore’s Law is Dead, this number is somewhere between 8 to 15% for single-threaded tests and 30 to 40% for multithreaded, but those are too, rather broad ranges to even consider them final.

More importantly, though, MLID has an update on the possible Raptor Lake release date. First 13th Gen desktop parts are supposed to launch by the end of the third quarter this year, which means the end of September at most. Interestingly, the mobile H/HX/U series should launch already in the fourth quarter. The mobile launch date rumors are a bit more interesting considering that the most recent laptop launches were usually attached to new graphics architectures. That said, Raptor Lake Mobile arriving in the fourth quarter would indicate that we are also getting new NVIDIA or Intel GPUs.

Intel Raptor Lake rumors, Source: Moore’s Law is Dead

At Investor Meeting 2022 Intel confirmed Raptor Lake is to feature up to 24 cores and 32 threads. This configuration is achieved by combining 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient cores. The company also confirmed Raptor Lake CPUs will be socket-compatible with LGA1700 motherboards already available for Alder Lake systems.

Intel Raptor Lake, Source: Intel

Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Roadmap (RUMORED)
VideoCardzAlder LakeRaptor LakeMeteor Lake
Launch DateQ4 2021Q4 2022Q2 2023
Fabrication NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 4
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
Memory SupportDDR4/DDR5-4800DDR4/DDR5-5600DDR5
PCIe GenPCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0
Intel Core Series12th Gen Core13th Gen Core14th Gen Core


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