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Intel Raptor Lake Refresh and 8-core AMD Ryzen 7000X3D

according to ECSMboth Intel and AMD will release updated CPU architectures next year.

Starting in the first half of 2023, we should expect the introduction of the Intel Core i9-13900KS, a special SKU that Intel already sells as the first 6 GHz processor. For now, it will be the fastest consumer desktop CPU, at least until AMD releases the updated Ryzen 7000 series with 3D V-Cache.

The Chinese media outlet is unaware of any 12- or 16-core variants with additional cache. This means that, at least for now, the Ryzen 7000X3D may be limited to 6-core and 8-core configurations. However, this does not rule out a higher base number later. Additionally, ECSM also focuses on the rumored AM5 APU, which may be limited to 8 cores. These will reportedly only support DDR5-4800 memory.

Intel and AMD 2023 CPU Rumors, Source: ECSM_Official

2023-2024: Raptor Lake Refresh, Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake

Later in the year, in mid to late 2023, Intel is launching updated Raptor Lake CPUs with 100-200 MHz higher clocks. Some rumors claim that we can see Meteor Lake-S as early as the end of 2023, but ECSM claims otherwise.

Intel would launch Arrow Lake and Meteor Lake in 2024. The latter is said to be limited to a 6P+16E configuration, meaning there are no high-end desktop models based on this architecture. Instead, Intel would use Arrow Lake for its desktop Core i7 and Core i9 SKUs. The media outlet explains the process nodes used by future architectures, which seem confusing to say the least.

Intel 2024 CPU Rumors, Source: ECSM_Official

Intel will probably undergo a socket change called LGA1851 in 2024. This socket will reportedly be used by the Meteor and Arrow Lake CPUs, and possibly their successor known as Panther Lake. These architectures will compete with the AMD Zen5 architecture, which should be supported by the existing AM5 socket.

Source: ECSM_Official #1, #2

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