Intel Announces 13th Gen Raptor Lake Mobile Processors: Intel announced that its most recent 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors would be available in laptops as part of its CES 2023 announcements. Raptor Lake CPUs, which debuted in September, combine performance (P-Cores) and efficiency (E-Cores) using Intel’s hybrid architecture. Like their desktop counterparts, these newest CPUs support DDR4 and the more expensive DDR5 RAM.
Three distinct “series” of CPUs—the H, P, and U—are part of Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake mobile processor lineup, which the company claims is intended not only for Internet of Things devices but also for thin and light laptop form factors. The images below show a complete list of the Raptor Lake mobile CPUs.
The flagship Core i9-13980HX, which Intel claims to be the first 24-core processor for a laptop and the fastest mobile processor (at least as of December 2022), is at the top of the Raptor Lake mobile CPU lineup.
Intel also unveiled the 13th Gen N-series chips and the Raptor Lake mobile CPU. According to Intel, the N-series is intended for entry-level laptops and desktops.
The target market is those looking for a computer that is not only reasonably priced but also primarily used for everyday tasks and/or education. The i3-N-305, i3-N300, Intel Processor N200, and Intel Processor N100 make up the N-Series product lineup.
However, new desktop CPUs other than the N-series Ratpro Lake have also been announced. Today, Intel revealed that it was expanding its lineup of desktop chips with new SKUs that, in contrast to the “enthusiast-focused” K-series that debuted in September, the company claims are more geared towards “mainstream PC users.”
With P-core speeds of up to 5.6GHz and E-core speeds of up to 24 cores/32 threads, the new desktop CPUs are advertised as more energy-efficient. The prices for the most recent 13th Gen desktop CPUs start at $109.
Acer, Dell, HP, Razer, and Samsung are anticipated to release laptops with these processors. Intel did not provide a release date for the H, P, and U-series laptops but did note that “over 300” laptops will use the Raptor Lake chips. While OEM partners like Asus, Dell, and Lenovo are expected to support the launch of the N-Series this year.