About a month before Intel officially announces its 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs, the company revealed some key details at its Intel Tech Tour in Israel.
The new Raptor Lake desktop processor will be up to 15% faster at single-threaded workloads and up to 41% faster at multi-threaded workloads than Alder Lake.
Also, Raptor Lake will have the first SKU to run at up to 6GHz stock clock speed. Intel also claims the chip will reach world-record-breaking 8GHz, supposedly with the use of liquid nitrogen. Also, it would need to run as high as 8.7GHz for it to be the actual world record. This would likely be a Core i9-13900KS.
Intel’s aim is clear – get the bragging rights over AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 series, which will sport a 5.7GHz clock max.
Intel’s 13th gen processors will become fully official at the end of this month and launch on October 20. They’ll run on Intel 7 – a refined version of the Alder Lake 10nm node. They’ll bring up to 24 cores and 32 threads with up to 8 performance cores and up to 16 efficiency cores.
Raptor Lake-S will be the 65W-125W desktop series of processors, while the Raptor-P will be 15W-45W laptop processors. Expect support for PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSDs and dual-channel DDR5-5600 memory.