Rumors about the 13th generation of Intel processors, that is, the development of the Alder Lake family of processor cores, are growing on the Internet. In practice, this means that processors will offer a much better ratio between price and performance, and electricity consumption will be lower. Raptor Lake-S processors are said to be based on a 10nm technology called “SuperFin”.
For the new Intel Raptor Lake-S processors, there will of course be new motherboards equipped with the new Intel Z790 system clusters. By default, these will support the fast PCI-E 5.0 M.2 data bus for solid state drives. Of course, there will also be support for the fast PCI-E 5.0 x16 graphics bus and better support for DDR5 system memory. Of course, he will also be able to use the new Intel Raptor Lake-S processors with motherboards with Intel 600 family systems groups. For this, it will only be necessary to update the BIOS code for the device.
The most powerful Intel processor from the Raptor Lake family (the Raptor Lake-S model) is expected to compute data with 24 processor cores and will provide support for DDR5 system memory and the PCIe 5.0 data bus. Here it will be about the processors of the Core i9 family, which, of course, will be intended for the most demanding users. For less demanding users, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, and Pentium models will be available. Of course, they will still handle the most demanding tasks.
The power consumption of the new Intel processors is said to be comparable to that of the Intel Alder Lake processors. In practice, this means that processors with a power consumption of up to 125 watts, 65 watts and 35 watts will be available to end users. Its main advantage is said to be a larger amount of cache. This should increase from the current 44 MB to 69 MB. Each processor core is said to contain 2 megabytes of L2 cache and three megabytes of L3 cache.