Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs are no secret to us, and it appears that the first 24-core chip, which should be the flagship Core i9-13900K, has been leaked.
The Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs are slated to be released by the end of 2022, but we already know what the CPUs will be capable of. While they are essentially a refresh of the present 12th Gen Alder Lake Desktop CPUs, with the same hybrid design, the fundamental x86 architecture will see several modifications, including better efficient cores and greater core counts.
An Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPU has come up in a very early engineering condition, as discovered by Tom’s Hardware using the BAPCo Crossmark software. The chip has no name and is known by the codename ‘Genuine Intel 0000,’ but it is a desktop chip, as evidenced by its RPL-S classification.
The processor was tested with 32 GB of DDR4-4800 memory on the Alder Lake reference platform. The chip itself will have 24 cores, with 8 P-cores based on the new Raptor Cove design and 16 E-cores based on a Gracemont architecture that has been tuned. This chip has 24 cores and 32 threads, which is a 50 percent increase in cores and a 33 percent increase in thread count.
The benchmark does not provide the actual clock frequencies of the Intel Raptor Lake Desktop CPU, but because this is the flagship core configuration, we are most likely looking at the Core i9 SKU, which should be referred to as the Core i9-13900K/Core i9-13900. In terms of benchmarks, the chip is still a very early sample and just matches the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X while falling far short of the Core i9-12900K.
Everything We Know So Far About Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPU Family
The Intel Raptor Lake-S lineup, which will replace the Intel Alder Lake-S 12th Gen Core family, will be part of the 13th Gen Core family and will include two whole new core architectures. These architectures will include Raptor Cove as performance cores and an upgraded Gracemont core as efficiency cores.
Intel Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPU Lineup & Configurations
The lineup will be made up of three segments, according to previously released data from the recent power recommendations. These include 125W enthusiast SKUs, 65W mainstream SKUs, and 35W low-power SKUs from the ‘K’ series. The top-end variations will have up to 24 cores, with 16 core, 10 core, 4 core, and 2 core variants following.
The following are the SKUs:
- Intel Core i9 K-Series (8 Golden + 16 Grace) = 24 Cores / 32 Threads / 36 MB
- Intel Core i7 K-Series (8 Golden + 8 Grace) = 16 Cores / 24 Threads / 30 MB
- Intel Core i5 K-Series (6 Golden + 8 Grace) = 14 Cores / 20 Threads / 24 MB
- Intel Core i5 S-Series (6 Golden + 4 Grace) = 14 Cores / 16 Threads / 21 MB
- Intel Core i3 S-Series (4 Golden + 0 Grace) = 4 Cores / 8 Threads / 12 MB
- Intel Pentium S-Series (2 Golden + 0 Grace) = 4 Cores / 4 Threads / 6 MB
Core i9 versions with up to 8 Raptor Cove cores and 16 Gracemont cores for a total of 24 cores and 32 threads will be available in the enthusiast 125W Intel Raptor Lake-S Desktop SKUs. Intel’s Core i7 portfolio will include 16 core (8+8) models, Core i5 models with 14 core (6+8) and 10 core (6+4) models, and Core i3 models with 4 cores but no efficiency cores. Pentium SKUs will also be available, with only two Raptor Cove cores. All Core models will include a 32 EU (256 core) improved Xe integrated GPU. Certain Core i5 and Pentium models will also be available with 24 EU and 16 EU iGPUs.
Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S & 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPU Comparison (Preliminary):
|CPU Name||P-Core Count||E-Core Count||Total Core / Thread||P-Core Base / Boost (Max)||P-Core Boost (All-Core)||E-Core Base / Boost||E-Core Boost (All-Core)||Cache||TDP||MSRP|
|Intel Core i9-13900K||8||16||24 / 32||TBA / 5.5 GHz?||TBA||TBA||TBA||36 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i9-12900K||8||8||16 / 24||3.2 / 5.2 GHz||5.0 GHz (All Core)||2.4 / 3.9 GHz||3.7 GHz (All Core)||30 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i7-13700K||8||8||16 / 24||TBA / 5.2 GHz?||TBA||TBA||TBA||30 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i7-12700K||8||4||12 / 20||3.6 / 5.0 GHz||4.7 GHz (All Core)||2.7 / 3.8 GHz||3.6 GHz (All Core)||25 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i5-13600K||6||8||14 / 20||TBA / 5.1 GHz?||TBA||TBA||TBA||21 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i5-12600K||6||4||10 / 16||3.7 / 4.9 GHz||4.5 GHz (All Core)||2.8 / 3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz (All Core)||20 MB||125W (PL1)|
Intel Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPU Platform Details
Other features include a larger L2 cache for Core CPUs that will be branded as Intel’s own ‘Game Cache,’ and a boost clock hike of 200 MHz, which means we may expect boost rates of up to 5.5 GHz assuming Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs would peak out at 5.3 GHz.
According to sources, the Intel Raptor Lake-S CPUs will also enable faster DDR5 memory rates of up to 5600 Mbps (6500 Mbps LPDDR5(X)) while still supporting DDR4 memory. It appears that three major dies will be configured into these SKUs, beginning with a top ‘Large’ die with 8 Cove and 16 Atom cores, followed by a ‘Middie with 8 Core and 8 Atom cores, and finally, a ‘Small’ die with 6 Cove cores and no Atom cores.
Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:
|Intel CPU Family||Processor Process||Processors Cores/Threads (Max)||TDPs||Platform Chipset||Platform||Memory Support||PCIe Support||Launch|
|Sandy Bridge (2nd Gen)||32nm||4/8||35-95W||6-Series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 2.0||2011|
|Ivy Bridge (3rd Gen)||22nm||4/8||35-77W||7-Series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2012|
|Haswell (4th Gen)||22nm||4/8||35-84W||8-Series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2013-2014|
|Broadwell (5th Gen)||14nm||4/8||65-65W||9-Series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Skylake (6th Gen)||14nm||4/8||35-91W||100-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Kaby Lake (7th Gen)||14nm||4/8||35-91W||200-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee Lake (8th Gen)||14nm||6/12||35-95W||300-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee Lake (9th Gen)||14nm||8/16||35-95W||300-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2018|
|Comet Lake (10th Gen)||14nm||10/20||35-125W||400-Series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2020|
|Rocket Lake (11th Gen)||14nm||8/16||35-125W||500-Series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 4.0||2021|
|Alder Lake (12th Gen)||Intel 7||16/24||35-125W||600 Series||LGA 1700||DDR5 / DDR4||PCIe Gen 5.0||2021|
|Raptor Lake (13th Gen)||Intel 7||24/32||35-125W||700-Series||LGA 1700||DDR5 / DDR4||PCIe Gen 5.0||2022|
|Meteor Lake (14th Gen)||Intel 4||TBA||35-125W||800 Series?||LGA 1700||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||2023|
|Arrow Lake (15th Gen)||Intel 4?||40/48||TBA||900-Series?||TBA||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||2024|
|Lunar Lake (16th Gen)||Intel 3?||TBA||TBA||1000-Series?||TBA||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||2025|
|Nova Lake (17th Gen)||Intel 3?||TBA||TBA||2000-Series?||TBA||DDR5?||PCIe Gen 6.0?||2026|