Intel Raptor Lake-S to push 24 cores into 125W TDP with up to 5.5GHz Turbo

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 18 2021 @ 20:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
YouTube channel AdoredTV published a new video with a couple of leaks about Intel's future Raptor Lake-S. Expected to be introduced in the final quarter of 2022, Raptor Lake is the successor to the upcoming Alder Lake platform. Raptor Lake will still be made on the Intel 7 node but will feature "Raptor Cove" high-performance cores and support for faster memory.

While Alder Lake-S will support 4800MHz DDR5 memory, Raptor Lake-S will increase the default memory support to 5600MHz. Raptor Lake-S will also get higher core configurations, but there will be no increase in the number of high-performance cores. The highest-core versions will combine eight Raptor Cove cores with sixteen Gracemont cores.

Raptor Lake-S will also feature a higher IPC and more L2 cache. Turbo frequencies are expected to go up by about 200MHz, with the best SKU hitting a maximum Turbo of 5.5GHz. The TDP ranges will be the same as Alder Lake-S.
AdoredTV revealed that the series is to be offered in three configurations: 8C+16c, 8C+8c, and 6C+0. Jim actually leaked the whole lineup featuring Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, and even Pentium SKUs. According to this list, the enthusiast “K” series is to be offered in 24, 16, and 14 core configurations. Interestingly Intel is to maintain dual-core CPUs, even in late 2022, as Pentium lineup to rely on such configuration exclusively, while Core i3 will be quad-core. Things get a lot more interesting in the Core i5 series which will span from 10 to 14 cores. -- VideoCardz
Intel Raptor Lake roadmap

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