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Intel Raptor Lake-S processor and chipset specifications surface in China

The 13th gen Core desktop processors from Intel are expected to launch this October. (Image Source: pc-magazin.de)
The 13th gen Core desktop processors from Intel are expected to launch this October. (Image Source: pc-magazin.de)
RAM specs will be upgraded to DDR5-5600, yet budget motherboards may still offer DDR4-3200 support. PCIe 5.0 is supported solely through the CPU via 16 lanes, so PCIe 5.0 GPUs will only run at 8X if PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSDs are detected. The Raptor Lake desktop platform will support additional PCIe 4.0 lanes to compensate.

Intel’s Raptor Lake 13th gen desktop processors are rumored to launch in early Q4 this year to counter AMD’s Zen 4 models. The processors will support up to 24 cores (8 big cores and 16 small cores), and, according to a slide that was revealed earlier today at an Intel presentation in Shenzhen, China focusing on NAS products, the L2 and L3 caches will also be increased. The slide also reveals some new details on the Raptor Lake-S platform, including enhanced CPU core and memory overclocking, plus RAM specs and PCI-e 5.0 lane count.

As expected, the Raptor Lake processors will be compatible with the LGA 1700 socket launched last year with the Alder Lake models. Default RAM specifications have been upgraded to DDR5-5600, but, since the processors are compatible with last year’s 600-series motherboards, Intel will continue to offer DDR4-3200 support for the more affordable alternatives.

Unfortunately, it looks like Intel did not increase the PCIe 5.0 lane count, as the Raptor Lake-S platform still features 16 lanes available exclusively through the CPU. Users who intend to run a PCIe 5.0 video card along with PCIe 5.0 storage will see the GPU bandwidth limited to X8 lanes. However, Intel now provides additional PCIe 4.0 lanes through the chipset, which enables the inclusion of more USB 3.2 Gen 2X2 (20G) ports and, of course, a Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 connector.

Other chipset features revealed by the latest slide include 4x video outputs in DP 1.4b + HDMI 2.1 / 2.0b combos, support for Intel Optane memory over PCIe 4.0, Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5 GbE connectivity.

 

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Bogdan Solca, 2022-07- 5 (Update: 2022-07- 5)