Intel Raptor Lake-S performance data and launch timing leak

Raptor Lake's desktop parts could launch as early as Q3 2022

Intel Raptor Lake-S performance data and launch timing leak

Intel Raptor Lake-S performance data and launch timing leak

Intel has confirmed that their next-generation CPU architecture will be called Raptor Lake, offering desktop users up to 24 cores and 32 threads, new overclocking features and a significant performance boost over today's Alder Lake chips. 

According to Moore's Law is Dead, Intel are trying to move up their Raptor Lake launch to Q3 2022 to tackle AMD's Zen 4 lineup. The launch is allegedly in late Q3, with mobile Raptor Lake product reveals coming in Q4.

Raptor Lake allegedly delivers an 8-15% single-threaded performance boost over Alder Lake and up to 30-40% more multi-threaded performance. These single-threaded gains will come from higher core clock speeds and increased IPC from Intel's new Raptor Cove CPU cores, while the CPU's increased multi-threaded performance will primarily come from Intel's addition of eight more E-cores (Efficient Cores).

Intel's Raptor Lake processors will be compatible with today's LGA1700 Alder Lake motherboards, though Raptor Lake is due to launch with new 700-series motherboards from all major manufacturers.

Intel Raptor Lake-S performance data and launch timing leak

Intel's planning to continue delivering yearly CPU upgrades

Intel's 14th generation Meteor Lake series of processors is due to launch sometime in 2023, succeeding Raptor Lake. This series of processors will use a chiplet-based design, and should deliver a significant performance upgrade over Alder Lake and Raptor Lake. 

AMD's Zen 4 processors are due to launch this year, arriving over a year after the release of their Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 series processors. If Intel and AMD continue launching products at this pace, Intel should be able to overtake AMD in many key areas. That said, we are yet to see what Zen 4 will bring to the table for AMD, and how their latest processors will compare to Alder Lake (and Raptor Lake).

2022 is going to be a very interesting year for the CPU market, as Intel is making a comeback and AMD's preparing to launch processors on a new lithography node and with a new core architecture, both of which could deliver PC users significant performance and efficiency gains. 

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