Intel Hopes 13th-Gen Is Lucky, Brings ‘Raptor Lake’ Updates to PCs

Not every generation of processor breaks new ground. Intel’s 12th generation introduced its hybrid core ‘Alder Lake’ architecture, which like Apple’s M series of processors splits the CPU cores into performance-optimized and efficiency-optimized types. For the 13th-gen ‘Raptor Lake’-architecture chips, Intel has refined the 12th-gen versions, albeit in a couple notable ways: The CPUs have twice the number of E cores than before, and the CPU maps input voltage to clock frequency more efficiently to facilitate a broader laptop-like range of power envelopes.

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