The Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU range from Intel will be ready to take against AMD’s Ryzen 7000 ‘Zen 4’ CPUs in the third quarter of 2022.
In the latest details on Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake lineup, Moore’s Law is Dead reports that we are going to see some significant performance gains from the upcoming x86 architecture from the blue team. Moore’s Law is Dead is a website dedicated to bringing you the latest in technology news. To explain why I say huge, Raptor Lake is more or less a refinement of the Alder Lake family, with an upgraded P-Core / E-Core design and faster clocks than its predecessor.
According to the specifications, the Intel 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPUs will provide up to a 15 percent increase in single-thread performance and a huge 40 percent increase in multi-threaded performance, respectively.
Our understanding is that the Raptor Lake CPUs will make use of the brand new Raptor Cove cores, which are specially designed for high-performance tasks. Intel will keep 8 P-Cores in its design, which will be upgraded to the new core architecture for improved performance, while the E-Core architecture will be a slightly refined version of the existing Gracemont cores, with the core count increasing from 8 to 16. The E-Core architecture will be a slightly refined version of the existing Gracemont cores, with the core count increasing from 8 to 16. In this case, you get the 24 core (8+16) and 32 thread (16+16) flagship configuration that Intel affirmed during their Investors Day 2022 conference last month. Intel has stated that Raptor Lake can deliver up to ‘double-digit’ performance boosts, and given that you are getting double the amount of E-Cores and twice the speed of P-Cores, the speculated numbers don’t appear to be out of the question.
Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake range will debut with the S desktop platform in late Q3 2022, followed by the HX/H/U series mobility chips in Q4 2022, and then the S desktop platform in late Q3 2023. A similar approach is being used with the current 12th Gen Alder Lake lineup, in which the desktop components were launched in Q4 2021 and the mobility components are set to arrive in Q1 2022. The introduction will place the 13th Generation CPUs in direct competition with AMD’s Ryzen 7000 ‘Zen 4’ processors. The Ryzen 7000 is going to find itself in an extremely interesting position, as it will be competing against both 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs on the one hand, and 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs on the other, both of which are expected to deliver significant performance improvements for both desktop and mobile platforms.
Currently, there are rumors that AMD will have Zen 5 out by 2023, but these have not been confirmed yet. If this is true, then Ryzen 7000 CPUs may not have a long shelf life like the Ryzen 5000 CPUs, and AMD may choose to go the competitive route, releasing Zen 5 based Ryzen chips a year or even earlier after the launch of the upcoming Zen 4 processors and graphics cards.
The Intel Raptor Lake-S lineup, which will replace the Intel Alder Lake-S 12th Gen Core family, will be a member of the Intel 13th Gen Core family and will have two whole new core architectures. In these designs, the Raptor Cove performance cores will be used in conjunction with an upgraded Gracemont core, which will be used in conjunction with the efficiency cores.