Intel 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake-S” To Officially Support DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200 Memory

Intel recently held a workshop and a presentation in Shenzen, China, with focus on NAS products and their roadmaps. However, apart from this, there was some focus on the Raptor Lake S too; there was one slide which shared some data on Intel’s next-gen desktop platform.

The details on the slide included some specs like the official support for DDR5-5600 memory. As compared to the Alder Lake which by default supported JEDEC’s 4800 MT/s speed, this is quite an upgrade in memory speed. The Raptor Lake-S will apparently also support DDR4-3200 memory. This was quite probable and expected since 600-series motherboards are also going to be compatible with these new desktop series. There is confirmation of additional support for PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes with the help of the chipset. Additional support for Gen 5.0 lanes remains unsure. The CPU is exclusively going to provide 16 lanes in total on the platform, meaning that the PCIe Gen5 lanes are going to have to split between the GPU and storage side by side.

According to the most recent update, the Raptor Lake is going to make its debut this year in October, if all things go as planned. The architecture is similar to the one featured on Intel’s Alder Lake which uses the company’s 7 process technology. Another similarity is the support for the LGA1700 socket. The major difference comes in with the core count, with the Raptor Lake featuring a total of 24 cores, more than double the count.