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Intel’s 13th Gen Core desktop processors, code named “Raptor Lake-S,” will launch in late Q3 this year, according to new rumors shared by leaker Moore’s Law Is Dead, who shared a video today regarding a range of topics that include why AMD might need Zen 4 to beat Intel’s upcoming families of Raptor Lake and Meteor Lake processors.

According to the leaker, 13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake-S” processors are slated to launch in late Q3 2022, followed by the mobile H/HX/U “Raptor Lake-H” series, which are expected to release in the fourth quarter of this year. In addition to the purported launch dates, MILD claims that Intel’s next generation of desktop Core processors will bring uplifts of up to 15% in single-thread performance and an even more impressive uplift of up to 40% in the multi-threaded department.

While these figures have yet to be confirmed, they do line up with Intel’s claim that Raptor Lake CPUs will boast up to a double-digit performance boost. Built on the Intel 7 process node and featuring the same performance hybrid architecture as the current Alder Lake family, the 13th Gen Core processor family will feature SKUs with up to 24 cores/32 threads and compatibility with the LGA 1700 socket.

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Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs Bring Up To 15% Single & 40% Multi-Thread Performance Gains In Q3 2022 To Tackle AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Zen 4’ Chips (Wccftech)

  • Intel will keep 8 P-Cores in its design which will be upgraded to the new core architecture for increased performance while the E-Core architecture will be a slightly refined version of the existing Gracemont cores but the core count will go up from 8 to 16.
  • The launch will position the 13th Gen CPUs against AMD’s Ryzen 7000 ‘Zen 4’ parts. Ryzen 7000 is going to find itself in a very interesting position where it’s tackling both 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs on one end & soon after launch, it will have to compete against 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs too which are also expected to bring an impressive performance update for both desktop & mobile platforms.
  • According to previously leaked data, the lineup will consist of three segments that were leaked out in the recent power recommendations. These include the ‘K’ series enthusiast SKUs rated at 125W, 65W mainstream SKUs, and 35W low-power SKUs. Coming to the top-end variants, we will be getting up to 24 cores followed by 16 core, 10 core, 4 core, and 2 core variants.

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