Rumor mill: New data from a few recognized leakers has strengthened present rumors concerning the make-up and launch dates of Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake processors. The primary fashions will probably begin transport this fall, and they’re an evolution from Alder Lake quite than a revolution.
This week, a longtime leaker claimed that the primary thirteenth era Intel CPUs will launch on October 17. Additionally, this week, one other leaker posted inside Intel paperwork confirming the upcoming processors use the identical microarchitecture as Alder Lake, which launched final yr.
The discharge date comes from Enthusiastic Citizen (ESCM_Official), who lately shared benchmarks of Raptor Lake’s Core i5-13600K. They declare Intel will unveil its next-generation CPUs at its Innovation occasion in September, earlier than an October 17 launch. Earlier rumors pegged the date inside October.
That preliminary launch consists of the i9-13900K, i7-13700K, and i5-13600K, together with Z790 chipset motherboards. Intel will reveal the non-Ok Raptor Lakes at CES 2023 on January 5 earlier than releasing them together with the H760 and B760 chipsets within the second half of January.
In the meantime, InstLatX64 – who in 2020 revealed Geekbench assessments for Intel Lakefield processors – posted Intel documentation this week itemizing Raptor Lake and Alder Lake underneath the identical structure group. The corporate’s High-down Microarchitecture Evaluation spreadsheet (linked within the embedded tweet) teams CPUs going again a number of generations by microarchitecture with “ADL/RPL” (Alder Lake/Raptor Lake) first.
Based on the #Intel High-down Microarchitecture Evaluation (TMA) documentation:#GoldenCove uarch = #RaptorCove uarch
For comparability:#WillowCove != #SunnyCove != #CypressCove#KabyLakeR = #CoffeeLake = #CometLakehttps://t.co/FXrCgNBN40 pic.twitter.com/yCl9BYZmzs
— InstLatX64 (@InstLatX64) July 21, 2022
That evaluation coincides with what we already know concerning the similarities and compatibilities between Intel twelfth and thirteenth gen processors. A latest pattern of the 13900K reveals that its efficiency positive aspects depend on elevated energy consumption as a result of it makes use of the identical Intel 7 semiconductor node because the earlier era. Moreover, the Intel 600 collection motherboards that assist Alder Lake will assist Raptor Lake by way of BIOS updates. The upcoming Intel CPUs will even proceed to assist DDR4 RAM together with the most recent DDR5 RAM.
Intel’s 14th era Meteor Lake chips, probably primarily based on the upcoming Intel 4 node, ought to supply a extra dramatic distinction in efficiency once they arrive in late 2023.