Intel’s Raptor Lake CPUs launched last 20th of October 2022

Intel has recently announced its 13th Generation Core processors codenamed “Raptor Lake“. The new CPUs were released the 20th of October 2022 and we have included their specifications into EatYourBytes’s database.

Intel Raptor Lake (source Intel)
Intel Raptor Lake (source Intel)

These new CPUs use the FCLGA1700 socket introduced with the 12th Generation Intel Core “Alder Lake” processors. It means that many of the motherboard compatible with the Alder Lake generation should be able to support the Raptor Lake CPUs after a BIOS update. Intel has also announced new chipsets for the Raptor Lake platform: Z790, H770, B760 with up to 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes and eight PCIe 3.0 lanes.

The size of the Raptor Lake CPUs level 2 caches have been increased in comparison to those of the previous generation. Each “Performance Core” (or P-Core) will have 2 MB of L2 Cache instead of 1.25 MB while the “Efficiency Cores” (or E-Core) now share 4 MB of L2 Cache instead of 2 MB per block of 4 E-Cores. The number of E-Cores has also been increased from 8 to 16 for the 13th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors.

The Raptor Lake CPUs now officially support the 5600 MT/s DDR5 RAM standard for high-end configurations and still support the 3200 MT/s DDR4 RAM for cheaper systems. The Raptor Lake architecture improvements allow for higher frequencies while maintaining the same TDP levels as their  Alder Lake predecessors. Intel claims the new 13th Generation processors have up to 15% single-threaded performance gain and up to 41% multi-threaded performance gain ahead of their Alder Lake counterparts.

These processors will compete with the AMD Zen 4 CPUs that have been released last Septembre 2022. You can access the detailed specifications of the following CPUs by clicking on their name:

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