Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors outlined on company roadmap

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What you need to know

  • Intel outlined its CPU roadmap through 2024 in a recent presentation to investors.
  • The company plans to launch its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors this year and its Meteor Lake CPUs at some point in 2023.
  • Intel is also working on its 15th Gen chips, codenamed Arrow Lake, and its 16th Gen processors.

Intel has big plans that could shake up the rankings for the best CPUs and best GPUs. Earlier this week, we learned that the company plans to ship 4 million discrete GPUs in 2022. A recent presentation to investors also shed light on Intel's CPU plans through 2024 and beyond (via PC Gamer).

Intel's next generation of CPUs is known as Raptor Lake. These chips have been in rumors and reports for months, but some details have now been confirmed. Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs should come out in the second half of 2022 and deliver significantly better performance than Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake chips.

The Raptor Lake processors will have up to eight P cores and sixteen E cores, which is twice as many as the Intel Core i9-12900K. Intel's senior vice president and interim leader of the Client Computing Group said that the company is aiming for a double-digit improvement in performance for the 13th Gen compared to the previous generation.

Intel also discussed an AI accelerator in an M.2 form factor for Raptor Lake chips during its presentation as well as improvements to overclocking its CPUs.

Intel's Meteor Lake processors should deliver a larger bump in performance. They should arrive at some point in 2023. The chips will feature a modular design that should provide more versatility.

Fewer details are known about Intel's Arrow Lake chips, which will be the company's 15th generation of processors. Arrow Lake chips will follow Meteor Lake CPUs and should ship in 2024. The Arrow Lake processors will be built with Intel's 20A node.

A line of chips known as Lunar Lake could ship as soon as 2024, though Intel was scarce on details for that range of CPUs.

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