Intel Core “Raptor Lake” gets advanced Linux support


The Raptor Lake processor family is the 13th generation of Intel Core, slated for launch later this year.

Intel Core “Raptor Lake” Gets More Linux Support

Intel will introduce support for its Raptor Lake processors for Linux 5.18.

Intel’s innovative Raptor Lake design is expected to launch in the last quarter of 2022, so support is slow as the latest Linux kernel 5.18 brings audio support for the new Raptor Lake.

The 13th Gen Intel Core processors would follow the current 12th Gen Alder Lake, with a hybrid architecture. This way Intel will go further and add more e-cores.

Intel will use 8 Raptor Cove cores and 16 Gracemont cores, for a total of 24 cores and 32 threads for the flagship model, which would be the hypothetical i9-13900K.

The total amount of cache in this series is 56 MB, with 36 MB going to L3 cache and 18 MB to L2 cache. Of this amount, each core in Raptor Cove would have 2MB of L2 and 3MB of L3. Meanwhile, each cluster of Gracemont cores would have 4MB of L2 and 3MB of L3.

The series will have a power consumption of PL1 125W, PL2 188W and PL4 238W. In power mode, the power consumption reaches 314W.

With kernel 5.17, the Raptor Lake series had already received support for integrated graphics in the operating system, so the series is slowly being introduced to Linux – a clear sign that software development for the next generation of processors from Intel is in full swing.

We will probably see more and more news about this series in the last months of this year. Hopefully the jump in performance will be worth it.


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