Although Intel’s 12th-generation Core series processors have not yet been fully rolled out, there is not much news about Alder Lake’s successor, Raptor Lake. It is understood that Intel may release Raptor Lake in the middle of the third quarter of 2022, which means that it is less than a year away.
It is understood that as an improved version of Alder Lake, Raptor Lake still uses the big.LITTLE hybrid architecture, Intel 7 process, and LGA 1700 base, compatible with the motherboard used by Alder Lake-S, and will still support DDR4 memory.
The difference is that the performance core (Performance Core) will be changed from the Golden Cove architecture to the Raptor Cove architecture, and the Efficient Core will still use the Gracemont architecture, while the cache architecture will be optimized. Intel will also launch the corresponding 700 series chipset, but is not sure whether it will introduce DLVR technology.
Recently, Twitter user @KOMACHI_ENSAKA discovered that a Raptor Lake processor appeared in the BAPCo Crossmark benchmark database. Its system name is “RPL-S ADP-S DDR5 UDIMM OC CRB”, it is matched with a Z690 motherboard and 32GB DDR5 memory. This Intel 13th-generation Core processor has 8 performance cores and 16 Efficient Core, with a total of 24 cores and 32 threads. Compared with the current desktop platform’s top Alder Lake processor, an increase of 8 Efficient Core.
As an early engineering model, the core frequency should be limited, and the matching hardware cannot fully exert its performance, and it also lacks optimization. TomsHardware compared its benchmark test results, which are lower than Core i9-12900K and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processors.