Intel’s Raptor Lake CPU Could Run At 5.8GHz

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Intel’s Raptor Lake CPU

Intel’s Core i9 12900KS is now released, complete with a two-core boost clock of up to 5.5GHz. But even that clock speed seems to be just a teaser of what’s to come. New rumors indicate a whopping 5.8GHz boost clock for Intel’s flagship 13th Gen Raptor Lake model.

The latest information comes from a tweet from @OneRaichu via El Chapuzas Informatico. It states that Intel can add 200-300MHz over the 12900KS. Though it has to be seen just what kind of effect that will have on power efficiency as it’s famous that power requirements increase steeply while pursuing those last few megahertz.

Nevertheless, that kind of clock will be exclusive to the high-end model where performance is more critical than power efficiency. i7 and i5 models will certainly be a little more grounded, without needing high-end cooling solutions. CPUs like the Core i5 12400 certainly impress for that reason, among others.

If Intel is able to provide these impressive clock speed advancements along with more cache, more E cores, and enhanced IPC of the Raptor Cover P cores, then the company could have a very competitive range on its hands.

Intel isn’t the only company rumored to be fighting for clock speed gains. AMD too is set to deliver clock speed gains with its upcoming Zen 4 range, with 5GHz or more on all cores being a different possibility.

Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake and AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs are set to be released in the second half of 2022.

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