Intel Raptor Lake, the series will have a CPU with up to 24 cores and 32 threads

Intel Core “Raptor Lake”, the 13th generation of processors from the American company, is slowly revealing itself. The first patches to enable the Linux operating system not only reveal its arrival next year but also preview some of the models we will see.

Intel Raptor Lake, the series will have a CPU with up to 24 cores and 32 threads

The first enablement patches for Intel’s 13th-generation Raptor Lake CPUs will soon be applied to the Linux operating system, reports the Phoronix website.

Intel’s 13th-generation Raptor-Lake CPUs will receive preliminary Linux support via the first enablement patches, which contain some juicy information, including i9, i7, i5, and i3 models and their core specifications.

The first patch released today is the usual patch that adds the Raptor Lake model ID. The Raptor Lake model ID is 183 (0xB7). Future hardware enablement patches will again depend on this definition “INTEL_FAM6_RAPTOR_LAKE” (via Phoronix).

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Leaked specifications:

  • Intel Core i9 K-Series (8 P-Core + 16 E-Core) = 24 cores / 32 threads / 36 MB
  • Intel Core i7 K-Series (8 P-Core + 8 E-Core) = 16 cores / 24 threads / 30 MB
  • Intel Core i5 K-Series (6 P-Core + 8 E-Core) = 14 cores / 20 threads / 24 MB
  • Intel Core i5 S-Series (6 P-Core + 4 E-Core) = 14 cores / 16 threads / 21 MB
  • Intel Core i3 S-series (4 P-Core + 0 E-Core) = 4 cores / 8 threads / 12 MB
  • Intel Pentium S-Series (2 P-Core + 0 E-Core) = 4 cores / 4 threads / 6 MB

The above models had already been leaked before the activation patches and reveal, among others, a model with 24 cores and 32 threads, which would be the hypothetical i9-13900K. The number of cores would increase significantly compared to the i9-12900K with its 16 cores and 24 threads, consisting of 8 P cores and 8 efficiency cores. In this case, Raptor Lake would double the number of efficiency cores (E-Core) to 16.

It is also said that there will be a larger L2 cache, called “game cache”, and clock speeds will also be increased, so we could see processors with speeds of up to 5.5 GHz. Currently, Alder Lake reaches up to 5.3 GHz.

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Intel Core processors of the 13th generation are expected for the end of 2022.