Extremely anticipated: Intel has been teasing its upcoming Thirteenth-gen Raptor Lake CPUs with a few attractive bulletins. It claims the processors would be the first to function at 6 GHz at inventory, and that they’ve already set a “world overclocking document” of 8 GHz.
Workforce blue gave us a peek at Raptor Lake throughout the Intel Tech Tour 2022 in Israel. One slide confirmed that Intel is trying to beat rival AMD by way of clock speeds with Raptor Lake. We all know that the Ryzen 9 7950X is clocked as much as 5.7 GHz, however Intel says its subsequent chips can beat that by 300 MHz with a 6 GHz mannequin.
Intel by no means stated which Raptor Lake SKU would have the 6 GHz inventory velocity or when it will arrive. Whereas it might be the flagship Core i9-13900K, which latest leaks recommend will carry out equally to the Ryzen 9 7950X, that individual 24-core (8P + 16E) CPU is claimed to hit 5.8 GHz, suggesting the 6 GHz frequency could be reserved for a KS mannequin just like the Core i9-12900KS.
The slide additionally claims that Raptor Lake has already been overclocked as much as 8 GHz utilizing liquid nitrogen. Intel says that is an OC world document, although that in all probability comes with some caveats as 8.7 GHz is the general world record.
Intel additionally stated that Raptor Lake affords a 15% uplift for single-threaded workloads and 41% for multi-threaded work.
Like Alder Lake, Raptor Lake combines Efficiency (P) and Effectivity (E) cores. Whereas the E cores are based mostly on the identical Gracemont cores as Alder Lake, the P cores are actually Raptor Cove versus the final era’s Golden Cove.
Along with the upper frequencies, Raptor Lake is predicted to supply twice the quantity of E-cores and extra L2 and L3 cache in comparison with Alder Lake, whereas the extra superior reminiscence controllers will deliver official assist for DDR5-5600 (versus Alder Lake’s DDR5-4800) and DDR4-3200 reminiscence.
Intel might be hoping the Raptor Lake CPUs may also help it regain a few of the shopper confidence it’s dropping by the Arc Alchemist GPU launch—the corporate lately needed to deny it was shutting the division down, the second time it is needed to concern such an announcement. However with a lot hype surrounding Zen 4, Chipzilla goes to have a combat on its arms within the next-gen-processor market.
Intel is ready to announce the Raptor Lake CPUs on the Innovation occasion on September 27. The processors are anticipated to launch in October.
Intel slide credit score: Andreas Schilling/HardwareLuxx