Intel confirms “Raptor Lake S” through its official repository website

Published: 26th Mar 2021, 14:42 GMT   Comments

Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake-S

Intel has confirmed the Raptor Lake series on its official website.

Just last two weeks ago we confirmed Raptor Lake-S which is a codename for the upcoming 13th Gen Core S-Series for desktop processors. Today Intel has revealed the codename on its official repository website.

Intel Raptor Lake-S has been listed alongside Alder Lake-S in compatibility guidance. In fact, the file has a description that says “Provides customers an overview of high-level compatibility guidance between Alder Lake S and Raptor Lake S”, which basically confirms that both series are designed for the same platform, aka LGA1700 socket. Multiple files have been tagged with Raptor Lake, including the latest Q4 2020 roadmap. Unfortunately none of those files are accessible to the public.

Intel Raptor Lake on Intel website, Source: Intel

A slide that we leaked lists Raptor Lake-S as a 2022 product. The series would provide an upgrade to hybrid technology, a better cache for gaming, and new memory support. Raptor Lake, just as Alder Lake is designed for desktop and mobile platforms.

Intel Roadmap with “Raptor Lake”, Source: VideoCardz

Unreleased Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Series Specs
VideoCardz.comRocket Lake-SAlder Lake-SRaptor Lake-SMeteor Lake-SLunar Lake-S
Launch DateMarch 30, 2021Q4 202120222023 (?)2024 (?)
Fabrication Node14nm10nm Enhanced SuperFin10nm Enhanced SuperFin (?)7nm Enhanced SuperFin (?)TBC
Core µArchCypress CoveGolden Cove + GracemontGolden Cove + Gracemont (?)Redwood Cove + Gracemont (?)TBC
Graphics µArchGen12.1Gen12.2Gen12.2Gen 12.7Gen 13
Max Core Countup to 8 coresup to 16 (8+8)up to 16 (8+8)TBCTBC
PCIe GenPCIe 4.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0
Intel Core Series11th Gen Core-S12th Gen Core-S13th Gen Core-S14th Gen Core-S14th Gen Core-S
Motherboard ChipsetsIntel 500 (Z590)Intel 600 (eg. Z690)TBCTBCTBC

Source: Intel via @momomo_us

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