Intel gave a presentation in China on July 5, which was leaked the same day via baidu that tells us more about the Raptor Lake platform.
No PCIe 5.0 SSD for Raptor Lake?
At the Intel NAS Workshop 2022, a private event held in Shenzen, China on July 5, Intel gave a presentation of the Raptor Lake platform, successors to Alder Lake, with slides that quickly found their way onto the Internet thanks to a Baidu user (via @9550pro).
The information is not particularly new, as it is already known through previous leaks, but it allows us to confirm once again the changes brought by this new generation: an increase in the number of cores and the L2 and L3 cache, memory overclocking features and on the cores that will be improved (better support for B760 series motherboards?) DDR5 will increase from 4800 MT/s to 5600 MT/s and DDR4 3200 will continue to be implemented.
Regarding PCIe lines, we will still find 16 PCIe 5.0 lines and 4 4.0 lines by the processors, and an increase of 4.0 lines on the chipset. However, Intel still hasn’t integrated PCIe 5.0 on the PCH, thus limiting its use to the GPU in most cases (currently only a few Z690 motherboards have access to PCIe 5.0 x4 for an M2), unlike AMD, which will offer this support on the B650/X670/X670E. Of course, we’ll have to wait for the release of the Z790 motherboards at the end of the year, to know if manufacturers will want to offer PCIe 5.0 storage or stay in 4.0.