Alder Lake’s successor, the 13th generation Raptor Lake CPU lineup, is set to debut in Q3 2022 and will bring some impressive performance boosts. According to information revealed by the channel Moore’s Law is Dead, the Blue Team’s upcoming x86 architecture will come with a big performance boost.
Raptor Lake will be a huge step up from Alder Lake, featuring an updated P-Core/E-Core design and higher clock frequencies. After a long wait, AMD will launch its first Zen 4 processors in the second half of the year, and according to new rumors, Intel does not intend to stay idle: Raptor Lake would have improvements of up to 15% in single-core and up to 40% in multi-core compared to Alder Lake, being a strong competition for AMD’s new.
The information comes from Moore’s Law Is Dead, which reports that Raptor Lake will improve by 8% to 15% in single-core thanks to architecture improvements, and 30% to 40% in multi-core thanks to the combination of these architecture improvements and the addition of extra cores, which is a big generational increase. It’s also reportedly coming in Q3 of the year, so it won’t take much longer than Zen 4 to hit the market.
Recall that a few days ago Intel confirmed that Raptor Lake will feature up to 24 cores and 32 threads versus Alder Lake’s 16 cores and 24 threads, so these numbers make quite a bit of sense when taking into account the per-core improvements Intel mentioned in the past, and the addition of up to 8 extra high-efficiency cores. Zen 4 will keep the same amount of cores although it will significantly improve the architecture and will have a higher TDP to allow frequencies above 5GHz, so no doubt the fight between both companies in the second half of the year will be more than interesting. As always stay tuned to HD Technology to keep abreast of the latest news, and know who will take the crown in the second half of the year.