Things are fairly scorching within the processor market, the place each Intel and AMD hold exhibiting off their weapons and each time new details about certainly one of them seems, it appears to characterize the ace up their sleeve they should go away the opposite behind. Today it’s Intel’s flip with its 13th Generation Core processors (codenamed Raptor Lake), with which it might actually lastly go away behind the AMD Ryzen, not less than by way of gross energy.
Intel Raptor Lake-S processors, with as much as 24 Cores
The Raptor Lake-S line of processors will change the Alder Lake-S (theoretically launching this yr) and will characteristic two fully new core architectures. We discuss Raptor cove for efficiency cores and Gracemont for the effectivity cores, since like Alder Lake, this 13th Generation of the model’s processors could have a hybrid structure.
Based on the leaked information, the processor catalog could have three segments (all filtered) based mostly on their energy suggestions. These embrace the Okay-Series fanatic SKUs rated at 125W, the traditional SKUs with an influence of 65W and the low consumption SKUs with solely 35W of TDP. Coming to the high-end variants, we see fashions with as much as 24 cores adopted by 16, 10, 4, and 2-core variants. The SKUs are detailed beneath:
- Intel Core i9 Okay-Series (8 Golden + 16 Grace) = 24 Cores / 32 Threads / 36 MB L3 Cache
- Intel Core i7 Okay-Series (8 Golden + 8 Grace) = 16 Cores / 24 Threads / 30 MB L3 Cache
- Intel Core i5 Okay-Series (6 Golden + 8 Grace) = 14 Cores / 20 Process threads / 24 MB L3 Cache
- Intel Core i5 S-Series (6 Golden + 4 Grace) = 14 Cores / 16 Threads / 21 MB L3 Cache
- Intel Core i3 S-Series (4 Golden + 0 Grace) = 4 Cores / 8 Threads / 12 MB L3 Cache
- Intel Pentium S-Series (2 Golden + 0 Grace) = 4 Cores / 4 Process threads / 6 MB L3 Cache
Enthusiast-grade desktop SKUs will characteristic Core i9 fashions with as much as 8 Raptor Cove cores and 16 Gracemont cores, for a complete of 24 cores and 32 threads. The Core i7 line will encompass 16 cores (8 + 8), the Core i5 fashions could have 14 cores (6 + 4) and lastly, the Core i3 fashions could have Four cores, all of them excessive efficiency.
This catalog of processors can even embrace Pentium fashions that may have solely 2 Raptor Cove cores, and all variants could have Integrated GPU Xe upgraded from 32 EU (256 cores). Some Core i5 and Pentium variants can even include a 24 EU or 16 EU iGPU.
Other particulars embrace a bigger L2 cache that shall be marked as “Game Cache” and the working speeds of those Intel Raptor Lake-S processors shall be boosted by 200 MHz, so we will count on speeds of as much as 5.5 GHz simply. The chips can even assist higher speeds of DDR5 RAM, with up 5,600 MHz natively.
Power necessities, the trickiest subject
Regarding the Power necessities, The 125W Raptor Lake-S variant will characteristic a PL1 score of 125W (similar in efficiency mode), a PL2 score of 188W (253W in efficiency mode) and a PL4 score of 238W (314W in efficiency mode). We can see that the PL4 score is decrease as a result of reactive operation just lately launched and that we have now already informed you about up to now, however PL2 has barely elevated in comparison with Alder Lake.
The similar is true for the 65W Alder Lake chips, that are rated PL1 of 65W (similar in efficiency mode), PL2 of 133W (219W in efficiency), and PL4 of 179W (277W in efficiency mode). Finally, we have now that the 35W CPUs have a PL1 of 35W (similar in efficiency), PL2 of 80W (106W in efficiency) and 118W (152W efficiency) within the PL4 score.
It actually gives the look that Intel is significantly rising the efficiency stage however the consumption, and we’ll see what occurs with the necessities of warmth dissipation in mild of this.