A new and unannounced Intel CPU appeared in the database of the BAPCo (Business Applications Performance Corporation) CrossMark cross-platform benchmark.
The found data was related to a test platform called RPL-S ADP-S DDR5 UDIMM OC CRB. Soon the info disappeared from there, but Tom’s Hardware portal managed to take a screenshot confirming the first public appearance of the Intel Core 13th generation CPU.
As it became known back in August this year, the 13th series of Core processors codenamed Raptor Lake, which will replace the current Alder Lake series, will offer up to 8 high-performance and up to 16 energy-efficient physical cores. Thus, the total number of cores in Intel’s new generation processors will increase from 16 to 24. The tests results of a very early engineering sample (Engineering Sample 1, ES1) of the Raptor Lake chips confirm this information. However, more than ten months remain before the official announcement of the new chips.
Screenshot from BAPCo CrossMark database
The Intel Raptor Lake CPUs announcement is expected by the fourth quarter of 2022. Like the Alder Lake, a new CPU will receive support for the LGA 1700 connector and be released in both the desktop and mobile versions. Among the key features of the Raptor Lake, architecture optimization is predicted and improved operation of the power supply mechanism, which will make systems based on it more energy efficient.