Intel Raptor Lake mobile CPUs: The lineup of Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake laptop CPUs has been leaked, and it certainly looks appealing.
This information was provided by regular hardware leaker Raichu on Twitter (as noted by Wccftech(opens in a new tab)), who provided comprehensive specifications for the entire range of HX chips, beginning with the Core i9-13900HX, which features eight performance cores, sixteen efficiency cores, and a boost of up to 5.4 GHz (the base clock is 3.9 GHz).
i9-13900HX 8P16E max 5.4/3.9— Raichu (@OneRaichu) November 14, 2022
i7-13700HX 8P8E max 5.0/3.7
i7-13650HX 6P8E max 4.9/3.6
i5-13500HX 6P8E max 4.7/3.5
i5-13450HX 6P4E max 4.6/3.4
Max DRAM support up to DDR5-5600/DDR4-3200（Part SKU just 4800）.
Next up is the Core i7-13700HX, which supposedly has 8 performance and 8 efficiency cores and can reach 5 GHz (3.7 GHz base clock). Remember to take all of this with a grain of salt, as is always the case with the rumor mill.
The Core i7-13650HX processor is a slight downgrade from that, with just six performance cores and eight efficiency cores and a boost of up to 4.9 GHz (and a 3.6 GHz base clock).
The Core i5-13500HX, on the other hand, has the same number of cores as the 13650HX but has a lower boost to 4.7 GHz (3.5 GHz base). Last but not least, Raichu informs us that there is a Core i5-13450HX with a boost clock of up to 4.6 GHz and six performance cores and four efficiency cores.
Analysis: Raptor poised to strike
The Raptor Lake HX flagship has at least 24 cores, eight of which are dedicated to performance, and it has a boost speed of up to 5.4 GHz. Raptor Lake silicon offers larger cache sizes in addition to the additional cores and faster clock speeds that Alder Lake laptop chips offer. In addition, the promise of improved overclocking in the 13th generation of laptop chips indicates that they are prepared to make a significant impact.
When can we anticipate the launch of these mobile processors from Team Blue? Despite Intel’s claim that they won’t be on the market until 2022, these chips are likely to be found in more laptops by early 2023—certainly in powerful combinations with RTX 40 series laptop GPUs.
It’s possible that the issue here is not performance, which appears to be abundant, but rather the impact these HX chips may have on battery life. When the Zen 4 laptop silicon arrives, AMD may have a significant advantage in terms of improved efficiency in this area; however, exactly when that will be the case is unknown. However, we are aware that Raptor Lake mobile chips will be widely available prior to AMD’s arrival, and as previously stated, 13th-generation laptop silicon is not far off. Invigorating times, without a doubt.