Intel Raptor Lake Refresh gets initial AIDA64 support
AIDA64 is a versatile tool for system information, diagnostics and benchmarks, covering everything related to PC hardware. The software always keeps up with the latest hardware, sometimes even supporting it before its official announcement.
The most recent beta version of this software, released on July 14, adds support for new Navi 24 GPUs from AMD, such as Radeon RX 6450M and 6550M. However, these GPUs are not exactly new, as they were unveiled along with Radeon RX 7700/7600 series back in January. It appears that neither laptop makers nor software developers were eager to support these graphics.
More importantly, the latest AIDA64 can now recognize Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and i9 models from the upcoming refresh of Raptor Lake silicon, also known as 14th Gen Core or 14000 series. It does not seem that AIDA64 can differentiate between specific models yet, as they have not been confirmed by Intel or any leaked documents so far. However, the software should now be able to show whether the current 13th Gen chip or the updated 14th model is used.
Rumors suggest that Intel will release its 14th Gen Core desktop CPUs in October and announce them at the Innovation event a month prior. There is no confirmed information on individual SKUs; however, it is expected that the lineup will offer more cores in the mid-range and entry-level segment and at least 200 MHz higher clocks for Core i9 models.