Intel Alder Lake in Q4 2021First up, PJ confirms earlier rumors about Intel's Alder Lake launching in Q4 2021. This chip is expected to be introduced alongside the new Z690 chipset. Alder Lake is Intel's first 10nm chip for the desktop market, it will introduce both PCI Express 5.0 and DDR5 support. Other than this, it's also the first hybrid product from Intel -- with a combination of high-performance and energy-efficient cores.
Intel B660 and H610 in Q1 2022The mid-range B660 and the low-end H610 are expected to follow in Q1 2022. VideoCardz writes this lines up with rumors about Intel first launching high-end Alder Lake SKUs before revealing models with fewer cores.
Intel Raptor Lake in Q3 2022Next, the Intel Z790 chipset is allegedly scheduled for Q3 2022. Motherboards with this chipset will continue to use the LGA1700 socket. While Z790 is intended for the Intel Raptor Lake CPU, it seems the latter will follow at a later point.
AMD Raphael in Q2 2022?Last but not least, PJ writes AMD's Socket AM5 will make its debut in Q2 2022. This includes the X670 chipset. But there is still a lot of uncertainty. The first Socket AM5 processor from AMD is believed to be Raphael, but there's conflicting information about the launch schedule.
At the moment, we don't really know what AMD has in store next for the desktop CPU market. There have long been rumors about a refresh of the Ryzen 5000 series, or possibly a Zen3+ architecture. Over at Computex, AMD showed a Ryzen 5000 series part with 3D Vertical Cache, which supposedly offers a 15 percent boost for certain use cases, including video gaming. Hopefully, we'll learn more soon.
Z690 2021 Q4— PJ (@PJ_Lab_UH) June 16, 2021
B660 H610 2022 Q1
Z790 2022 Q3
AM5 2022 Q2