It is rumored that Intel’s 13th-generation Core product line will only use Raptor Lake for high-end products, and Alder Lake # processors will be used for mid-range and entry-level products (182379)

Intel’s past processor product line architectures are quite complex. Except for the different processor architectures of desktop and notebook computers, even CPUs belonging to the same generation may have several architectures coexisting; The desktop and mobile version of the product use a single Alder Lake architecture, but now it is reported that the 13th generation Core may only use the Raptor Lake architecture for high-end products, and the Alder Lake architecture for mid-level and entry-level products.

According to the recently exposed product slideshow, Intel will only use Raptor Lake in products above the Core i5 K series (including the i9 and i7 full series and i5-13600K), while i5-13600, i5-13500, i5-13400, i3 -13100 and other four mainstream and entry-level products use the Alder Lake architecture.

▲ Intel will only use the Raptor Lake architecture in the 13th generation i9, i7 and i5-13600K, and the non-K version of i5 and i3 will use the Alder Lake architecture

However, judging from the product strategy used by Intel in the 12th and 13th generation Core, this approach is understandable; the main changes of Raptor Lake compared to Alder Lake are mainly in the increase of the clock and the improved Raptor Cove “P- Core ”, the increase of cache, the enhancement of channels and other features, but still maintain the use of LGA 1700 slot, and the current 600 series can also be installed. Deducting the groups who buy top-end products, the performance of the current Alder Lake architecture can also meet the daily document, entertainment and content creation needs of mainstream consumers, and only consumers who buy K series and high-end processors can compare the improvement of IPC.

At the same time, such a strategy will also help to compete with AMD in the mainstream market, because although the Ryzen 7000 series will be launched at the end of September, except for the new AM5 socket, the first wave of products are all mid-to-high-end products, and can only be matched with DDR5 memory can only rely on Ryzen 5000 for mid-priced products in the initial stage. If Alder Lake is used for mainstream Ryzen 5000 products, it should be more than enough.

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