Intel Raptor Lake CPU with 24 cores and 32 threads spotted in a leaked benchmark

Published: 4th Dec 2021, 07:57 GMT   Comments

Raptor makes its first roar

Yesterday hardware leaker KOMACHI_ENSAKA discovered an entry on BAPCO’s Crossmark benchmark database featuring yet unreleased Intel Core CPU. The listing has been quickly removed and we were unable to obtain a screenshot of this test. As it turns out, Tom’s Hardware managed to achieve the entry before it was taken down and as a result, we have the first confirmation of the higher core count on next-gen Intel CPUs.

As it was revealed back in August, Intel’s 13th Gen Core series codenamed Raptor Lake will feature up to 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient cores. This means that the full core count will increase from 16 to 24 for the next-gen Intel CPUs. Exactly this is shown in a very early leak likely featuring an Engineering Sample 1 (ES1) of the CPU, as we are still more than 10 months away from the launch.

The test lists ‘RPL-S ADP-S DDR5 UDIMM OC CRB‘, which is the test platform for upcoming CPUs, featuring the same LGA1700 socket that was used by just-announced Z690 motherboards.

Intel Raptor Lake-S test, Source: BAPCO/Tom’s Hardware

Despite the rumors that the 13th Gen Core series might support faster JEDEC DDR5 memory specs by default (5600 MT/s), the test platform still features two DIMMs rated at 4800 MT/s. At this point though, the sample is still in a very early testing stage and likely severely limited by frequencies, so relatively low memory speed is not exactly the biggest concern here. And neither is the benchmark result that was leaked. The sample is a lot slower than Core i9-12900K CPU. As Tom’s Hardware notes, Intel has close ties with BAPCO, which is why the test is not included in typical review suites.

Intel Raptor Lake-S test, Source: BAPCO/Tom’s Hardware

Intel Raptor Lake Engineering Sample BAPCO CrossMark test
Tom’s HardwareOverallProductivityCreativityResponsiveness
Core i9-12900K2,3762,2552,4862,430
Ryzen 9 5950X1,6941,6721,7461,609
Raptor Lake1,5911,4511,8041,442

Intel Raptor Lake is now expected to launch around the fourth quarter of 2022. Just as Alder Lake, it is to feature Intel 7 process node, support LGA1700 socket, and launch for both desktop and mobile devices. Raptor’s Lake platform is now expected to feature changes to the CPU/motherboard power delivery mechanism that could improve power efficiency by a two-digit factor.

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/DDR5-4800DDR4/DDR5-5600DDR5TBCTBCTBC
Intel Core Series12th Gen Core13th Gen Core14th Gen Core15th Gen Core16th Gen Core17th Gen Core

Source: BAPCO (link down) via Tom’s Hardware, KOMACHI_ENSAKA

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