Raptor Lake Refresh: a range of 27 processors?


So far, Intel’s next-generation desktop PCs aren’t generating much enthusiasm. So, of course, the performance of these Raptor Lake Refreshes is good, since it’ s (modestly) up on the previous range. Obviously, a simple refresh couldn’t produce a miracle. However, the blues seem ambitious, and are preparing to release some 27 references for this series.

Raptor Lake Refresh

If recent leaks are anything to go by, the next range of 14xxx CPUs will feature versions ranging from 2 to 24 cores. We’ll start with the Intel 300 processor, featuring a dual-core configuration and a TDP of 46 W, and should end with an i9-14900KS. There’s still some uncertainty about the i5s, but the rest of the references come as no great surprise. The other question concerns native support for DDR5-6400 JEDEC memory in the new series. Nothing has been confirmed, and it’s possible that these speeds will only really be accessible through overclocking.

Intel is due to unveil part of the new series on September 19 at its Innovation event in the USA. On that date, we should be satisfied with the 14th-generation K and KF models, while the non-K and T series should be launched early next year. If rumors prove true, the i9-14900KS model could also appear later, perhaps at the end of 2023.

Raptor Lake Refresh in a nutshell :

  • Refresh / evolution of the Raptor Lake range (Raptor Cove P-Cores Gracemont E-Cores)
  • Same manufacturing technique as Raptor Lake (10nm )
  • Higher clock speeds beyond 6.0 GHz
  • Support for faster DDR5 memory DIMM modules
  • Significantly higher power consumption (nearly 300 W)
  • Compatibility with existing LGA 1700/1800 socket motherboards

Finally, prices for this transitional generation could be on the rise

NB: the leak detailing these 27 references has been withdrawn by its author.