Intel Planning Raptor Lake Refresh to Tackle AMD Ryzen 7000X3D Series, Latter to Launch with Up to 8 Cores: Report

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Intel is planning a refreshed lineup of Raptor Lake processors in a bid to better compete against AMD’s next assortment of CPUs, which is expected to include premium Ryzen 7000 Series processors that leverage 3D V-Cache Technology for even greater performance, according to new rumors shared by insider ECSM on China’s Bilibili.

One post from ECSM suggests that Intel’s new Raptor Lake chips will release in mid or late 2023 and feature 100 to 200 MHz higher clocks, while another suggests that only 6- and 8-core models of the Ryzen 7000X3D Series have been developed, implying there may be a longer wait before the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X surface, assuming they’re really planned.

ECSM is also suggesting that Intel will be launching both Arrow Lake and Meteor Lake in 2024, new next-generation product architectures that it teased in August with “discrete CPU, GPU, SoC and I/O tiles stacked in 3D configurations” using Intel’s Foveros interconnect technology. Meteor Lake will supposedly max out with a 6P+16E configuration.

From ECSM_Official (machine translation):

Next year’s CPU battleground will continue to be RPL vs Zen4, but there are some new ones, first of all, 13900KS and Zen4X3D, which will be unveiled in the middle and late 2023 H1, and the toothpaste will be listed a little earlier, and there is no specific time. However, X3D has only heard of the 6/8C version so far, and there is no news for the higher one. AMD A620 may have to wait until Q2, and still lock the CPU OC, and then there will be a desktop AM5 APU later, but the memory will only have DDR5 JEDEC 4800, and it is not ruled out that there will be enhanced models, currently known 8C 6C two models, No retail news, though. Then in the middle and late 2023 Q3, toothpaste will have RPL Refresh, the main frequency will be 0.1G~0.2G higher, and the number of cores will remain unchanged. As for ARL and Zen 5, that’s a 2024 H2 thing.

Complementing Intel 2024 is a bit confusing, you will see both Intel 7 20A, tsmc n3 n5 n6 MTL will still have desktop side, along with ARL, both are used to distinguish high end from mid to low end. MTL is Intel 7+tsmc n5 iGPU+n6 Soc, ARL is tsmc n3, ARL will only exist on high-end models i7 i9, 20A will only appear on the mobile side. If I remember correctly, Raichu has posted these materials, but it is still early, and according to the current time, these are variables.

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