An early version of an Intel Raptor Lake CPU has appeared in the BAPCo database. The chip has 24 cores and 32 threads, according to the benchmark results. The Intel Raptor Lake generation is expected at the end of next year.
The BAPCo listing was noticed by Twitter user Komachi_Ensaka. This shows that the Raptor Lake desktop chip has 24 cores and 32 threads. That’s consistent with previous rumors that Intel will offer more efficient E-cores in its next-generation processors, while keeping the number of P-cores the same as current Alder Lake processors. The tested Raptor Lake processor probably has eight P-cores with hyperthreading and sixteen E-cores without hyperthreading.
The results have since been removed, but Tom’s Hardware has screenshots of the listing. The test system had 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory, although Raptor Lake is rumored to receive official support for DDR5-5600. The chip is referred to as ‘Genuine Intel 0000’, as is common for engineering samples of Intel CPUs. No clock speeds are listed.
Tom’s Hardware reports that the BAPCo benchmark results are currently slower than the current Intel Core i9-12900K. These results are not indicative of Raptor Lake’s ultimate performance, as it is an early test version of the Raptor Lake CPU. That processor will therefore likely have significantly lower clock speeds than the final release chip.
The Raptor Lake chip performs more comparable to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in the BAPCo CrossMark benchmark, but these results should also be taken with a grain of salt, Tom’s Hardware also notes. AMD and Nvidia withdrew from the BAPCo consortium in 2011. The companies did so because of alleged bias for Intel chips in BAPCo’s benchmark programs.
Intel Raptor Lake should be released at the end of next year. The chips will use socket LGA1700, just like the current Alder Lake chips. According to rumors, in addition to the extra E-cores, the chips would have extra L2 cache and offer IPC improvements compared to Alder Lake. A possible lineup of Intel Raptor Lake processors has already appeared, including a Core i9 variant with 24 cores and 32 threads.
The benchmark listing at BAPCo. Source: BAPCo, via Tom’s Hardware