Intel’s 13th Gen Flagship – Raptor Lake Mobile, Desktop Variant Rumored to hit 5.8 GHz

Good Job Intel, it’s all fun and games till your power supply decides to switch off, Unless Raptor lake is damn efficient.

Intel Raptor lake desktop and mobile variant leaks

Talking about how things can go wrong, Intel on the verge of beating Ryzen, has completely forgotten that the PSU powers other components too, the Intel Core i9 12900KS, a particularly wild CPU that boost’s up to 5.5 GHz on 2 cores apparently, but the problem with that particular chip is that it literally draws more than 250 W when in load from the wall, that’s not a nice figure to cool down isn’t it?

Intel’s Raptor Lake Desktop CPU – Rumored to Run Up to 5.8 GHz

New Rumors point towards a whopping 5.8 GHz boost clock for intel’s flagship, The news comes from a tweet from @OneRaichu via El Chapuzas Informatico. It states that Intel can add 200-300MHz over the 12900KS. Though it remains to be seen just what kind of impact that will have on power efficiency as its well known that power requirements increase steeply while chasing those last few megahurts – coughs in sarcasm sauce.

Nevertheless, that kind of clock will be exclusive to the high-end model where performance is more important than power efficiency. i7 and i5 models will surely be a little more grounded, without needing high end cooling solutions. CPUs like the Core i5 12400F, go checkout my review, definitely impressive for that reason, among others

One the other hand, there are things to be noted about the intel 12th gen and beyond, ie in particular the IPC improvements that it brought to the table, they are incredible but it comes down to cost and efficiency which makes them a very hard choice to recommend, it’s like they are there if you absolutely want them, higher end intel SKU’s just make don’t sense when it comes to price and efficiency, performance is top notch but you may need to look at your power supply before buying a CPU – yes Skylake x days are back again bois.

And Intel isn’t the only company rumored to be pushing for clock speed gains. AMD too is set to deliver clock speed improvements with its upcoming Zen 4 range, with 5GHz or more on all cores being a distinct possibility. But will V-cache make it to Zen 4 or be introduced at a later date?

We know that the stacked cache of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D delivers excellent gaming performance, so perhaps Intel believes it needs to push clocks to the absolute limit to retain the gaming crown? Or perhaps its own cache size increases will deliver a similar gaming performance uplift? I can’t wait to find out the answer to these and all the other questions that arise at the launch of a new CPU generation.

Intel Raptor Lake Mobile 14-Core Chip Benchmark, Wrecks the Core i9-12900HK

Oh everyday gets interesting as we wait for raptor lake to arrive, some other lake pops up and we wait for that to buy, and then again – ah shit here we go again.  nevertheless, like for real, an unofficial benchmark surfaced – a listing from the User benchmark

It’s said Intel will double the number of E-cores with Raptor Lake, though it will depend on the actual model. In this case, we’re likely looking at six P-core and eight E-cores, which is the same configuration as the existing Core i9-12900HK. I guess intel wants to break PSU’s this time for real, they might ship with a tagline 80+ breaker.

raptor lake mobile userbenchmark beats 12900hk
Source Userbench

The unidentified Raptor Lake part is paired with 16GB (2x8GB) of Hynix DDR5-6400 memory. Other parts of the test bed include a 250GB WD SSD and Windows 11. It scored 202 points in the UserBenchmark’s single-core test and 2,052 in the all-core test.

raptor lake mobile userbernchmark
Source Userbench

To put that into perspective, the average bench score for a Core i9-12900HK is 185 in the single-core test and 1,885 in the multi-core test. So, based on this early Raptor Lake run, the next-chip posted a 9.2 percent higher single-core score and an 8.9 percent higher multi-core score.

I mean wow, for an early sample to be this fast, considering the turbo frequency is short of 4.3 GHz, Dear Mr PAT, why is this a lake? this one’s a sure rocket, light in fire, ryzen higher ok.  It’s just a single benchmark, so we can’t draw any real conclusions out of this. Nevertheless, this is encouraging showing for Raptor Lake in mobile form