2021 turns out to be a big year for Intel It started with the launch of the Tiger Lake-H series at CES, a new version of its 11th generation laptop chips designed for gaming. However, Tiger Lake does not include desktop chips, so we had to wait over two months for the 11th gen Rocket Lake processors to arrive.
The 12th generation Alder Lake chips will therefore technically be a successor to both, as they should include desktop and laptop processors. Still confused? You could be now
This article will focus on 13th generation 'Raptor Lake' processors, although it is not yet clear whether they will include laptop chips as well as the already popular desktop processors. Anyway, here's everything you need to know at this early stage
Component makers are generally quite open when it comes to their long-term plans, although the existence of Raptor Lake seems to stem from a leak. Prolific @momomo_us component leaker is among those who have found official hardware on the next-gen Intel chip family:
Although this does not confirm anything specific, it would be highly unlikely that Intel would have this type of documentation ready unless it plans an upcoming launch given Intel's activity in 2021, it is unlikely to happen this year, more 2022 seems likely
We have no idea how much Raptor Lake could cost at this point., although Rocket Lake's current generation pricing gives us an idea of the price we will have to pay for desktop chips:
Here are the prices suggested by Intel, the manufacturers ultimately deciding how much you will pay – this explains the range offered
If Intel is also releasing Raptor Lake chips for laptops, they will be designed to be integrated into devices and will not be available for purchase as stand-alone components. In this situation, the price you will pay also depends on the manufacturer, but the design and other specifications too It is impossible to predict how much they will cost, but the widespread deployment of Tiger Lake chips suggests they will be spoiled for choice.
With so long before a potential release, Raptor Lake concrete rumors are relatively slim on the ground It could be a relatively low-key launch, Alder Lake and 2021 resulting in significant design changes before a potential switch to 7 nm with Meteor Lake in 2023.
Wholesale changes to Intel silicon are relatively rare, so we would be surprised to see too many big upgrades with Raptor Lake Alder Lake is already moving to a new design, with a mix of performance and energy efficiency cores, which means that existing motherboards are no longer compatible, which makes Intel unlikely to change things after just a generation. We also expect Intel to finally switch to 10 nm and 2021, but Raptor Lake will probably arrive too soon to 7 nm.
Apart from speculation based on its place in the Intel lineup, the main rumor so far comes from VideoCardz It has published what appears to be an official roadmap for the next company launches, as well as some key features:
Following its introduction in 2021, he suggests that subtle changes will be made to the new hybrid central system to improve performance. What this will imply is unclear – Intel may not yet know itself Raptor Lake will also perform when the company switches to LPDDR5X – the next generation RAM solution launched at the end of 2020 Finally, the introduction of a new DLVR power distribution system should allow Raptor Lake to better optimize its power output depending on the situation – this would lead to better efficiency and, Therefore, battery life.
Along with the same hybrid processor changes, laptop-focused version of Raptor Lake will apparently bring improved cache for gaming and a new feature set for Intel vPro The latter is an enterprise platform that offers a range of features suitable for business users, especially high level performance, remote manageability and high-end security.
Although it sounds convincing and quite realistic, it should be noted that the diagram still shows Rocket Lake as dating back to 2020, despite his arrival in March 2021. This suggests that this roadmap is out of date by at least a few months and that the situation may have changed considerably since.
We will update this article as soon as we know more about Raptor Lake Until then, learn more about the upcoming 12th generation Intel Alder Lake processors
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