Raptor Lake boost clock confirmed to go up to 6 GHz at stock settings as Intel promises a 15% single-core uplift over Alder Lake
Intel Raptor Lake processors have leaked quite extensively over the past months. From the alleged Geekbench 5 performance of the chips like the Core i5-13600K to the exposition of the entire Raptor Lake SKU list, there is very little that we don’t know about Intel’s upcoming processors. Now, Team Blue is finally disseminating information regarding its 13th gen CPUs at its Technology Tour 2022 event. While a lot of the information presented at the event is under embargo, a few exciting details have been shared online by some attendees.
Per Tom’s Hardware, Intel revealed at the event that a Raptor Lake SKU will be able to hit 6 GHz at stock. Substantiating a previous report from us about an 8 GHz overclock on an early Core i9-13900K sample, Intel also confirmed that Raptor Lake can achieve an 8 GHz overclock, calling it a world record. However, the company didn’t name any specific SKUs regarding these crazy clock speeds.
Finally, Intel claimed that the Raptor Lake CPUs enjoy a 15% single-threaded and 41% multi-threaded performance uplift over the 12th gen Alder Lake chips in SPECintrate_2017. The company also admitted that it started working on Raptor Lake only two years ago and the architecture only exists because Meteor Lake was delayed.
We expect to hear more details about Intel's upcoming chips soon as the event is set to go on for a few more days.