With Intel Raptor Lake set to be released in the coming months, it appears that the entire launch sequence for Team Blue’s next-gen processor family has been leaked ahead of their announcement.
A user named Extreme Player (opens in new tab) on the Chinese social media site Bili Bili posted the specifications for a total of 14 SKUs, for Core i3 to Core i9 processors (first highlighted by Wccftech (opens in new tab)).
The top line numbers show a 24-core i9 processor (eight performance cores and 16 efficiency cores) with 32 threads, doubling the number of efficiency cores as the flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K. The rest of the specs are below, as posted on Bili Bili.
Obviously these specs weren’t announced by Intel so they should be taken with a grain of salt, but the specs match other rumors we’ve heard.
Analysis: Can Intel keep some of its power in check?
One of the things about the big.LITTLE architecture developed by ARM is that it should be significantly more energy efficient than the traditional architecture.
This is certainly the case with Apple silicon powering the best MacBook and Macs, as well as the best phones and tablets on the market that use these types of processors.
However, that turned out not to be the case with Intel Alder Lake, which consumes a lot of power compared to other chips released in recent years, which was especially the case for its mobile chips.
I’ll be particularly interested to see if Intel can make their chips more power conscious with this generation, but given some of the benchmark scores we’ve seen lately, I think it’s probably going to be full steam ahead.