13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake” Processors to Feature 24-Core, 32-Thread SKU

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Intel’s next generation of Core processors will include a SKU boasting 24 cores and 32 threads, an improvement over the current Alder Lake flagship’s specifications.

This has been seemingly confirmed by a leaked entry from BAPCo’s Crossmark benchmark database, which lists a new chip with that higher core and thread count. The entry that was originally shared by KOMACHI_ENSAKA has since been removed, but Tom’s Hardware managed to grab a screenshot of it that includes metrics alluding to the processor’s performance in productivity and other categories.

From Tom’s Hardware:

BAPCo’s Crossmark software labeled the 13th Gen Raptor Lake chip as a “Genuine Intel 0000” processor, so its exact model is unknown for the moment. Therefore, we should take the specifications with a pinch of salt since it’s normal for software to misreport unreleased hardware.

According to the report, the Raptor Lake processor reportedly wields 24 cores and 32 logical cores. For reference, the Core i9-12900K comes with eight Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemont cores, for a total of 16 cores and 24 logical cores. It’s possible the core count is from a reporting error on the software’s part, but more likely is that Intel has upped Raptor Lake’s E-core count. […]

Image: BAPCo

Intel Raptor Lake CPU Benchmarks

Core i9-12900K2,3762,2552,4862,430
Ryzen 9 5950X1,6941,6721,7461,609
Raptor Lake1,5911,4511,8041,442

Strangely and disappointingly, Intel’s flagship Raptor Lake processor appears to lag substantially behind current alternatives such the Core i9-12900K and AMD Ryzen 5950X. That can presumably be blamed on the fact that the chip tested is merely an early engineering sample.

Source: BAPCo (via KOMACHI_ENSAKA, Tom’s Hardware)

Tsing Mui
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