Intel Raptor Lake’ clock can reach 5.8 GHz

Intel will release Raptor Lake this year to replace the current Alder Lake. Raptor Lake is an optimized product of Alder Lake, both of which are high-performance hybrid architectures. It is expected that the flagship Core i9-13900K will be configured with 8 Performance Cores and 16 Efficient Cores, with a total of 24 cores and 32 threads. Unlike Alder Lake, the performance core of Raptor Lake will be changed from the Golden Cove architecture to the Raptor Cove architecture, while the energy efficiency core will follow the Gracemont architecture.
Intel Core i9-12900KS release

Recently, Joseph Tao, AMD Memory Enabling Manager, said that AMD’s first-generation DDR5 gaming platform is the Raphael (Ryzen 7000 series), which will “make a big splash with overclocking” and achieve speeds that may be considered unattainable. At the CES 2022 event at the beginning of the year, AMD played a game video of Halo: Infinite, and the full-core clock of the Zen 4 architecture processor used in the demonstration reached 5.0 GHz, which means that the boost clock of a single core may be high.

Intel recently released the Core i9-12900KS, which for the first time reaches 5.5 GHz on two cores, and can reach 5.2 GHz on all cores. But this does not seem to be the upper limit of Raptor Lake, Twitter user @OneRaichu revealed that the flagship Raptor Lake will exceed the highest frequency created by the Core i9-12900KS, and it is possible to exceed 200 MHz to 300 MHz, which means that the upper limit will reach 5.7 GHz to 5.8 GHz. Whether it’s the Core i9-13900K or the Core i9-13900KS, this is an amazing result.

Coincidentally, AnandTech’s Ian Cutress has previously stated that Intel’s next-generation Atom cores will reach frequencies above 4.5 GHz. The current boost clock of Atom cores using the Gracemont architecture is 3.9 GHz, which is at least 15% higher than that, which seems to indicate that Intel will make clock increase a design priority in the next stage.

The competitor AMD Ryzen 7000 series also seems to have the same idea, taking clock increase as the direction of optimization, and both sides seem to focus on the clock of new products by coincidence.