Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake laptop processors have been leaked, and the lineup looks really tempting.
This comes from a regular Raichu gear leak on Twitter (as tagged by Wccftech (opens in a new tab)), which provided full specs for a range of HX chips starting with the Core i9-13900HX with 8 performance cores, 16 performance cores and acceleration up to 5.4GHz (3.9GHz base clock).
i9-13900HX 8P16E max 5.4/3.9i7-13700HX 8P8E max 5.0/3.7i7-13650HX 6P8E max 4.9/3.6i5-13500HX 6P8E max 4.7/3.5i5- 13450HX 6P4E max 4.6/3.4i5-13500HX 6P8E max 4.7/3.5i5-13450HX 6P4E max 4.6/3.4Max -3200 （Part SKU 4800 only）.DRAM/Freq/Ring/PL OCNovember 14, 2022
Then we have the Core i7-13700HX – remember, take it all with a handful of spices as always with the rumor mill – which is rumored to run with 8 performance cores and 8 performance cores and boosts up to 5GHz (3.7GHz base clock).
A small step down is the Core i7-13650HX processor, which drops to 6 performance cores (keeping 8 performance), with acceleration to 4.9 GHz (and a base clock of 3.6 GHz).
Then there’s the Core i5-13500HX, which retains the same number of cores as the 13650HX, but drops that boost down to 4.7GHz (3.5GHz base). And finally, Raichu tells us there is a Core i5-13450HX with 6 performance cores and 4 performance cores and a boost of up to 4.6GHz (and a base clock of 3.4GHz).
Analysis: Raptor ready to attack
This flagship Raptor Lake HX looks quite unique, has no less than 24 cores (8 performance cores) and is able to accelerate to 5.4 GHz. This is a big step up from the Alder Lake laptop chips, and with the extra cores and faster clocks, you can also count on larger cache sizes for the Raptor Lake silicon. Plus, better overclocking is promised for 13th gen laptop chips, so it’s safe to say they’re waiting in the wings to make a big impact.
When can we expect Team Blue to launch these mobile processors? Intel has said we’ll see them appear before 2022, but realistically, these chips will be arriving in more laptops by early 2023 (undoubtedly with some hefty pairings alongside RTX 40 series laptop GPUs).
Perhaps the concern is not performance, which seems to be present in abundance, but rather how these HX chips can affect battery life. This is where AMD could claim a crucial victory in terms of improved performance with the Zen 4 laptop’s silicon chip when it arrives – but we’re not sure exactly when that will be. But we know that Raptor Lake mobile chips will be fully available before AMD hits the market, and as mentioned, silicon for 13th gen laptops is not far away. Exciting times, really.