Intel Raptor Lake CPU with 24C/32T spotted in benchmark leak

BAPCo Crossmark tests reported an Intel processor, but no name or model number.

Raptor Lake

The full range of Intel Alder Lake desktop processors hasn’t yet been revealed, but we are already seeing leaked benchmarks featuring Raptor Lake desktop processors. On Saturday, Twitter-based hardware hound Komachi unearthed a BAPCo benchmarks online report featuring an “Intel Corporation RPL-S ADP-S DDR5 UDIMM OC CRB” with 24C/32T. BAPCo, or the tester, has quickly taken down the data linked by Komachi, but not before Tom’s Hardware took some nice clear screenshots of the data.

The top-end Intel ADL-S processor, the Core i9-12900K comes with eight Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemont cores (8P + 8E) for a total of 16C/24T. In the BAPCo sys information, you can clearly see the RPL-S under test has 24C/32T. This lines up nicely with a core configuration of 8P + 16E. It also lines up with rumours that Intel is going to increase the Gracemont core counts in RPL-S. Intel’s P-cores in RPL-S are codenamed Raptor Cove.

Moving along to ponder over the benchmark results, and RPL-S is clearly a work-in-progress. Comparing the first RPL-S tests with a Core i9-12900K in BAPCo processor benchmarks, the ADL-S processor is almost 50 per cent faster overall. Tom’s Hardware speculates that the Raptor Lake part being tested is an early Engineering Sample, with sedate fixed clock speeds and software/drivers that require optimisation.

So, the first RPL-S benchmarks we see are a bit embarrassing for Intel, but at least they provide a solid signal that Intel is ploughing ahead and should have these processors ready in time. The latest indications are that we will see RPL-S processors, Intel’s 13th Gen Core processors, officially launched sometime next year (marking a year after ADL-S?), maintaining LGA1700 socket compatibility. Of course, Raptor Lake processors should launch with boasts and benchmarks showing RPL-S is a worthwhile upgrade on ADL-S (and vs. AMD processors), so Intel and its engineers still have quite a bit or work to do.