Intel showcases their next-generation 24-core 32-thread Raptor Lake processors
Intel's doubling down on E-cores with Raptor Lake
Published: 21st February 2022 | Source: Intel |
Intel details their next-generation Raptor Lake CPU platform
Intel's latest Investor Meeting showcased a lot of Intel's future products, including the company's next-generation "Raptor Lake" series of processors. Raptor Lake will be Intel's 13th Generation Core series processor, succeeding Alder Lake with more cores and an "up to double digit performance boost".
Like Alder Lake, Raptor Lake will feature Intel's hybrid x86 design philosophy and be built using the company's Intel 7 lithography node. The CPU will contain eight P-Cores and sixteen E-Cores, revealing that Intel is literally doubling down on their E-Cores. Today's Alder Lake desktop CPUs feature up to eight P-cores and eight E-cores.
Raptor Lake is said to contain "enhanced overclocking features", when compared to Alder Lake and support today's LGA 1700 motherboards. That means that today's Alder Lake CPU users should be able to upgrade to Alder Lake with ease.
While Intel's Raptor Lake E-Cores count has doubled over Alder Lake, it appears to feature the same Gracemont E-core architecture as today's 12th-gen processors. That said, Intel's new Raptor Cove P-core design is said to deliver a significant IPC improvement over Alder Lake's Golden Cove cores, which will boost Raptor Lake's single-threaded performance.
Intel's Raptor Lake processors are due to launch sometime this year. Raptor Lake will likely compete with AMD's Zen 4 processors and AM5 motherboard platform in late 2022, making the second half of this year an interesting time for the CPU market.
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