Intel 13th generation core Raptor Lake launched in October, AMD Zen 4 will be sold in August?
Recently, it was reported that the Intel 13th-generation Raptor Lake-S desktop version and Z790 will debut in October. The first launch is the same as the K version of the processor, and the non-K version of the processor and the H770, B760 will be released in the first quarter of 2023, which may be similar to the 12th generation, which is launched in January.
The Intel 13th generation also has DDR4 and DDR5 platforms, which are compatible with the current 600 series motherboards. It is rumored that there are still three board manufacturers that will push DDR4-supporting motherboards on the 700 series chipsets.
In addition, the high-end Sapphire Rapids series, Xeon W3400 and W2400 will be postponed to the fourth quarter with W790, which will also be released in October, and will also support DDR5.
AMD Raphael Zen4 will be officially launched in August, but the exact time is unknown. The high-end models and their matching chipsets X670E and X670 will be released first, the mid-range and cheaper B650E and B650 will be launched later, possibly in the fourth quarter, while the entry-level A620 will not be released until the first half of 2023.
Both Z670E and B650E will retain dual PCIe 5.0 support, that is, the socket directly connected to the CPU and M.2 can support PCIe 5.0, and most chipset versions without prefix E have one M.2 to support PCIe 5.0, and the rest are expandable then there is no difference. The B650E and B650 also support CPU overclocking, but the A620 does not.
Source: ECSM_Official via Wccftech