Alleged lineup of Intel Raptor Lake CPUs appears online

The alleged lineup of Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake processors has been published. YouTube user AdoredTV reports that these chips have up to 24 cores and 32 threads. Raptor Lake is expected at the end of next year.

The Intel Raptor Lake-S series for desktops will be based on the same hybrid architecture as Alder Lake, according to AdoredTV. That is, the chips will contain a combination of faster cores with hyperthreading and some more energy-efficient cores without hyperthreading. Alder Lake is expected to get a maximum of eight faster cores and eight energy-efficient cores, VideoCardz also writes. At Raptor Lake, these numbers would be at a maximum of eight fast and sixteen frugal cores, respectively. This would bring the core count to 24 cores and 32 threads. That matches previously leaked information from Moore’s Law is Dead.

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According to Jim of AdoredTV, Intel offers several configurations in the Raptor Lake lineup, which differ in the number of fast and economical cores. According to the information, the overclockable K-series for enthusiasts comes in variants with 24, 16 and 14 cores. Intel would also supply variants with fewer cores in other series, including Pentium models with only two faster cores.

The different series would also offer distinction in the tdp. K-series chips would have a TDP of 125W, while the mainstream series would have a TDP of 65W and T-series chips would have a 35W TDP. All variants seem to get an integrated GPU with 32 execution units, with the exception of some i5 chips with 24 eus and Pentium chips with 16 such eus.

Furthermore, according to AdoredTV, Raptor Lake would receive IPC improvements over Alder Lake, offer more L2 cache and have higher clock speeds, with turbo frequencies up to 5.5GHz. Memory support is also said to have improved, with official support for DDR5-5600 memory. Alder Lake is expected to provide official support for up to DDR5-4800.

Upcoming Intel Core generations (rumors)

Series Alder Lake Raptor Lake Meteor Lake



‘Big’ Cores

‘Little’ Cores

Maximum number of cores


Memory Support

PCIe Gen

2021 2022 2023
Intel 7 Intel 7 Intel 4
Golden Cove Raptor Cove Redwood Cove
Gracemont Gracemont Crestmont
16 (8C+8c) 24 (8C + 16c) nnb
LGA1700 LGA1700 nnb
DDR4/DDR5-4800 DDR5-5600 DDR5
PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0