With Intel Raptor Lake set to launch in the coming months, it looks like the entire lineup of next-gen processors from Team Blue has been leaked ahead of their announcement.
User under the name Extreme player (opens in new tab) on Chinese social media site Bili Bili published the specifications for a total of 14 SKUs covering processors from Core i3 to Core i9 (first noted by Wccftech (opens in new tab)).
The numbers above show a 24-core i9 processor (eight performance cores and 16 efficiency cores) with 32 threads, doubling the number of efficiency cores compared to the flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K. The rest of the specs are below as published on Bili Bili.
Obviously, these specs haven’t been announced by Intel, so they should be taken with a grain of salt, but the specs are consistent with other rumors we’ve heard.
Analysis: Can Intel rein in some of its power?
One of the things about the big.LITTLE architecture introduced by ARM is that it is supposed to be significantly more energy efficient than traditional CPU architecture.
This is certainly the case with Apple’s silicon, powering the best MacBooks and Macs, as well as the best phones and tablets on the market using this kind of processor.
However, this did not turn out to be the case with Intel Alder Lake, which uses a lot of power compared to other chips released in recent years, which is especially true for its mobile chips.
I’ll be particularly interested to see if Intel can make their chips more efficient with this generation, but given some of the benchmark results we’ve seen recently, I think it’s likely we’re going full steam ahead.