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When Will Intel 13th Gen Come Out?

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Intel has gained a lot of popularity with its current 12th-generation processors. But now it’s time for Intel to launch its new 13th-generation processor. Like its Alder Lake product, which will be available later this year, Raptor Lake will be Intel’s 13th generation processor. There is still some time until the release of Alder Lake. It should be out later this year, but Intel is already hard at work on its next masterpiece. Let’s dive into the depths of 13th Gen Intel.

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It is expected that the 13th-generation chipset, incorporating an enhanced 10nm design, will even deliver higher performance than Raptor Lake. Considered more of an incremental update for those who intend to use the Alder Lake platform. Raptor Lake is in tune with technologies of blessing to gamers, according to a leaked roadmap, but apart from teasers, we have little official information about Raptor Lake. What we know so far, including when it will launch.


Raptor Lake won’t launch until at least Q2 of 2022 when 12th-gen Alder Lake launches later this year. Microsoft’s new Windows 11 operating system will be running over with the 12th-generation mobile processors. While Alder Lake could arrive in November for desktop computers. There is no word on whether or how Intel can keep Raptor Lake to a similar launch schedule due to the ongoing worldwide semiconductor lack. Intel also has not said how much stock of its processors it will have for launch.

Although Raptor Lake pricing isn’t yet known, we expect it to be in the same range as Intel’s Core i5-10500 processors, which retail for $285. Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD’s top-of-the-line desktop processor with 16 cores and 32 threads, costs $738, and Raptor Lake should be about the same.

Design and Structure

The Raptor Lake processor is essentially just a refresh of Alder Lake in terms of Intel’s release cycle. According to the company, Raptor Lake will be based on a 10nm Enhanced SuperFin design, which mimics Arm’s big.LITTLE architecture. According to rumors, Intel may even use the same cores from its 12th-gen lineup in Raptor Lake. We would notice the Golden Cove and Gracemont high-performance and efficiency cores returning. 

Some have speculated that Raptor Lake will bring new performance cores. But there has been conflicting information about Golden Cove’s return. By designing a hybrid architecture, Intel keeps power consumption to a minimum while driving performance.

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Intel said it would improve Raptor Lake’s performance with a new hybrid CPU core and an improved CPU cache for gaming in the leaked road map published by Videocardz. Raptor Lake’s core architecture will both be found in desktop and mobile computers. Similarly to Intel’s launch of 12th-gen Alder Lake. Intel gives LPDDR5X memory support to laptops, an upgrade from LPDDR5 memory on Alder Lake.

Support for DLVR power delivery is also a new feature of Raptor Lake. Although it hasn’t stated what DLVR power delivery looks like, it may resemble AMD’s approach. DLVR may allow processors to operate at very low frequencies without sacrificing performance, which, when combined with a hybrid core architecture design, may result in a substantial improvement in battery life.

The M series CPUs Apple has been using on the new Macs are based on Arm-based CPUs, such as Raptor Lake processors. Raptor Lake laptops will be able to compete with Arm-based processors more effectively.

Intel 13th Gen Socket Compatibility

If you’re a gamer and planning to upgrade to Raptor Lake this year, then move on to Raptor Lake this year and will find good news. If you’re coming from a 12th-gen CPU, you can simply upgrade the processor without having to buy a new motherboard. Rumor says Intel is to reuse the same rectangular LGA 1700 socket for Raptor Lake. Intel was rumored to adopt a more platform-agnostic design for Alder Lake, similar to AMD’s.

Based on this information, multiple generations of processors could also be installed in the same LGA 1700 socket, making upgrades easier, cheaper, and greener. Future Intel CPUs will not likely follow this strategy or use a new socket design.

About Performance

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The majority of information about how Raptor Lake will perform is still unknown, aside from Intel’s claim that its leaked road map will lead to improved gaming performance. The Raptor Lake processor is expected to provide a significant performance boost over the 12th-generation Alder Lake, especially when we resemble it to other Intel processors not using a hybrid design. 

An early engineering sample of Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake processor with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 discrete graphics chip produced a peak performance of 549 frames per second in a leaked gaming benchmark of Dota 2. The improved high-performance core design of Raptor Lake should lead to even better results, due to Intel’s gaming focus. But until benchmark leaks begin, we won’t know what to expect.

A Twitter leaker named OneRaichu backs it up. Raptor Lake top-end chips may provide 200-300MHz more performance than the i9-12900KS, according to the tipster. The Raptor Lake i9-13900K could clock in anywhere between 5.7GHz and 5.8GHz since that processor has a boost clock of 5.5GHz. If that happens, it will be incredibly fast.

Similarly, with Raptor Lake, Intel is expected to continue pushing ATX12VO, which requires a new 10-pin power connector. Intel claims that the new standard will reduce power consumption by up to 50% in idle or near-idle environments, which will enable it to compete more effectively with AMD in terms of performance-per-watt. 

However, Intel is pushing this standard towards entry-level motherboards and prebuilt systems, so high-end gaming desktops may not use the new ATX12VO connectors. Raptor Lake will support the PCIe Gen 5.

Check out AMD’s New Ryzen 7000 Series a rival for Intel’s 13th gen CPUs.

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