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Intel 13th Gen Core Series: What it means for PC gamers

This year, we’re heading towards a breakout with three major hardware companies launching their next intel 13th gen core series.

They all have something special for us – from GPUs to CPUs and even new upscaling technologies.

While NVIDIA will only release one card per month until late October, 

when they finally came out with the GM200 Musou Mortal Kombat 11 character trailer cards (leaked online last week).

Intel has already fired on all cylinders by releasing Arc exclusively as its first graphics processing unit or GPU.

Now, lets have a look at the term mentioned in that leaked slide.

Leaked Slide of Raptor Lake-S

Intel has been talking up its latest processors for months now, but it looks like all of that effort is finally paying off.

A leaked slide from their presentation in China reveals several new details about these high-end chips which have never before crept out into public knowledge!

Intel organized a “NAS Workshop” meeting in Shenzen, China. They focused on NAS products and solutions but also covered their Raptor Lake platform.

A slide containing key features of Intel’s high-performance server catalog processor line-up was spotted first by HXL.

Features Included in Intel 13th Gen Processor  

We all know that Intel’s latest processors support higher memory speeds, but did you realize how much better they will be with their default specifications? 

It is mentioned in that leaked slide that with Alder Lake shipping at DDR5-4600 rates by JEDEC (ascended), it’s about time we see an upgrade on this front.

The new raptor lake chips officially bring us up to speed and should make gaming even more immersive than before, especially if your computer can handle the graphics load.

The new 600-series motherboards are designed to improve performance and stability in modern computer systems, but they also include support for DDR4 memory frequencies up until 3200MHz.

However, this means that Raptor Lake will be able to offer all these benefits, too – it’s great news for anyone who wants their system ready when the newest generation arrives.

As depicted in the slide, Raptor Lake can be considered a fine-tuned version of Alder Lake. Both generations are manufactured on the same 10nm “Intel 7” process node, and they both have separate Performance cores for high-power applications with greater clock speeds than their Efficiency counterparts.

But not just that, the two lakes also share some notable differences from each other, namely in terms of how much memory bandwidth each processor has access to (Raptor comes without any eDRAM) or whether it supports AI features such facial recognition technology via OpenCL.

The benefits for PC gamers

Initially, the CPU has an additional eight P-Core and sixteen E-Cores but lacks hyperthreading. The total number of threads remains at 32 due to a lack of High-Efficiency cores with lowered thread count from 48 down to 24 (12 per group). 

Moreover, there will be 16 PCIe Gen5 lanes coming from it, alongside 4 connected directly onto the processor itself, giving us no room available here either way.

So that means another 8GB VRAM option is unavailable, too, unless you want your graphics card clogged up by storage duties while playing games online, which isn’t ideal.

Several different features make this new chipset stand out from its predecessor. 

For starters, it has higher cache counts across the board, increased overclocking capabilities, and support for AI-accelerated M2 modules, like PCIe Gen5 storage, which will be available in upcoming motherboards manufactured by Intel after they release their 700 series chipsets based on raptor lake tech too.