Rumor mill: New info from a few identified leakers has strengthened present rumors concerning the make-up and launch dates of Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake processors. The first fashions will seemingly begin transport this fall, and they’re an evolution from Alder Lake relatively than a revolution.
This week, a longtime leaker claimed that the primary thirteenth era Intel CPUs will launch on October 17. Also, this week, one other leaker posted inner Intel paperwork confirming the upcoming processors use the identical microarchitecture as Alder Lake, which launched final 12 months.
The launch date comes from Enthusiastic Citizen (ESCM_Official), who just 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-Okay 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.
Meanwhile, InstLatX64 – who in 2020 revealed Geekbench exams for Intel Lakefield processors – posted Intel documentation this week itemizing Raptor Lake and Alder Lake underneath the identical structure group. The firm’s Top-down Microarchitecture Analysis spreadsheet (linked within the embedded tweet) teams CPUs going again a number of generations by microarchitecture with “ADL/RPL” (Alder Lake/Raptor Lake) first.
According to the #Intel Top-down Microarchitecture Analysis (TMA) documentation:#GoldenCove uarch = #RaptorCove uarch
For comparability:#WillowCove != #SunnyCove != #CypressCove#KabyLakeR = #CoffeeLake = #CometLake 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 current pattern of the 13900K exhibits that its efficiency beneficial properties depend on elevated energy consumption as a result of it makes use of the identical Intel 7 semiconductor node because the earlier era. Additionally, the Intel 600 collection motherboards that help Alder Lake will help Raptor Lake by way of BIOS updates. The upcoming Intel CPUs can even proceed to help 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 after they arrive in late 2023.