We have hardly forgotten the release of Intel’s 12th-generation platform, but speculation about the 13th-generation CPU code-named Raptor Lake has begun to spread. That’s not all.Well-known leakers @momomo_us The release date of Intel’s next-generation high-end desktop platform has been announced. They claim that both the Raptor Lake and Fishhawk Falls HEDT platforms will be released in the third quarter of 2022. This is earlier than expected.
The momomo_us tweet is a bit mysterious, but assuming that the image of the fish represents the Osprey Falls, and the dinosaur is the code of the Lake of Raptor, it does not require much inference.
Please be patient when we overload you with the code name. The Fishhawk Falls platform equipped with Sapphire Rapids CPU will replace the current Glacier Falls platform equipped with Cascade Lake-X CPU and X299 motherboard. X299 was launched in mid-2017, so it should have been replaced long ago.
Taken individually, the high-end 18-core i9-10980XE is a very powerful CPU, but it pales in comparison with the 64-core core number and functions of the AMD Threadripper series. Fishhawk Falls should herald Intel’s strong return to the HEDT market after years of AMD’s dominance. There is still a lot of time before we can confirm the specifications of the platform, but given our knowledge of the upcoming Xeon CPU, assuming that the platform will have up to 56 cores, PCIe 5.0 support is not a leap forward and 8-channel DDR5 memory pairing New chipset and very large socket. It may also run very hot.
Raptor Lake is the successor of Alder Lake, and it is this series of CPUs that are more likely to enter our devices. It is expected that the 13th generation CPU will be refreshed more than a real overhaul, but given the huge changes introduced by the 12th generation, this is to be expected. You can expect things like an increase in the number of E cores and an increase in clock speed. This series is expected to be released with Z790 motherboards, which may have features such as USB 4.0 and better DDR5 support. But don’t sell that DDR4 kit. It seems that current Z690 motherboards will accept 13th generation processors after the BIOS update, and they will continue to support DDR4 memory.
By the arrival of the third quarter of 2022, we hope that the supply will be able to return to normal smoothly. The end of 2022 may be an excellent time to upgrade. The 13th generation processors will compete with AMD’s Zen 4. In addition, let us not forget the next-generation Nvidia Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 GPU. Start saving these pennies! Although if you are looking for an upgrade now, Black Friday sales are coming soon, so if you are looking for holiday specials, please check out our Black Friday Sale page.