Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors will reportedly be faster than the Ryzen 7000 chips, at least in multi-threaded workloads. According to Greymon55, the engineering samples presently being tested by the two chipmakers place Raptor slightly ahead of Zen 4. Keep in mind this doesn’t represent the final retail performance of the two architectures but rather paints a general idea of what to expect from the next-gen desktop CPUs.
The multi-threaded performance of x86 processors is partly dictated by the all-core boost clock which is directly dependent on the TDP. As such, it won’t be possible to know the exact multi-core rating till very close to the launch. Regardless, the source claims that Raptor Lake won’t be that far ahead of the Ryzen 7000 family.
In terms of single-threaded performance, Zen 4 may be a smidge faster than Raptor Cove on account of its higher IPC and boost clocks. The official 15% figure may seem trivial but it’s much higher than the average performance uplift offered by previous Intel generations. The 13th Gen Core processors should land sometime in the last quarter of 2022, a few months after the fall launch of the rival Ryzen 7000 parts.