According to rumors, the Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake-S (desktop) processor is set to launch in late Q3 2022.
Intel made an unexpected showcase at Investor Meeting 2022 along with a public demo of the 13th Gen Core CPU codenamed “Raptor Lake”. During the first demonstration of the new CPU series, the company verified for the first time that it will offer twice as many Efficient cores as Alder Lake.
Intel has not revealed much about the new series performance. However, Intel has mentioned ‘up to’ double-digit performance, which can mean anything from 1% to 10%. According to Moore’s Law is Dead, this number is somewhere between 8 to 15% for single-threaded tests and 30 to 40% for multithreaded tests, but these ranges should not be deemed final.
MLID has news on the expected release date of Raptor Lake. The first 13th Gen desktop parts are believed to launch by the end of the third quarter this year, which roughly makes the end of September. Moreover, the mobile H/HX/U series should launch already in the fourth quarter. The mobile launch date rumors are a bit more interesting considering that the most recent laptop launches were usually attached to new graphics architectures. That said, Raptor Lake Mobile arriving in the fourth quarter would indicate that we are also getting new NVIDIA or Intel GPUs.
Intel confirmed during the Investor Meeting 2022 that Raptor Lake is to feature up to 24 cores and 32 threads. This configuration is attained by integrating 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient cores. Intel also verified that Raptor Lake CPUs will be socket-compatible with LGA1700 motherboards already available for Alder Lake systems.