With the Intel Raptor Lake set to launch in the coming months, it appears that the entire launch lineup of Team Blue’s next-gen processor series was leaked ahead of the announcement.
A user who goes by name Extreme Player (opens in new tab) on Chinese social media site Bili Bili posted the specs for 14 SKUs in total, spanning Core i3 to Core i9 processors (first flagged by Wccftech (opens in new tab)).
The top numbers show a 24-core i9 processor (eight performance cores and 16 efficiency cores) with 32 threads, which doubles the number of efficiency cores as the flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K. The rest of the specs are below as posted on Bili Bili.
Of course, these specs weren’t announced by Intel, so they need to be taken with a grain of salt, but the specs are in line with other rumors we’ve heard.
Analysis: Can Intel control some of its power?
One of the things about ARM’s pioneering big.LITTLE architecture is that it should be substantially more energy efficient than the traditional processor architecture.
This is definitely the case with Apple’s silicon that powers the best MacBooks and Macs, as well as the best phones and tablets on the market that use these types of processors.
However, that was not the case with Intel Alder Lake, which uses a lot of power compared to other chips released in recent years, which has been especially true of their mobile chips.
I’ll be especially interested to see if Intel can make their chips more energy conscious with this generation, but considering some of the benchmark scores we’ve seen lately, I think it’s likely to be in full swing.