Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S PL1, PL2, PL4 Power Values Surface: Fine Tuning and Slight Increase

German outlet Igor’s Lab has posted the power values of Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S processors and how they vary compared to the preceding lineup (Alder Lake). A brief look at the figures indicates that the load power consumption (PL2) has gone slightly up, with the absolute max draw (Iccmax) increasing by nearly 30A. At the same time, the baseline figures have been scaled down by a notch, likely a result of software-side optimizations

For the 125W K-series product stack, the PL1 (max non-boost) power values are unchanged at 125W. However, as you may know, these figures are largely useless as board partners tend to override them. The PL2 values have risen marginally (by roughly 10W) while the PL4 (absolute max allowed momentarily) has been decreased by over 40W.

The 65W non-K lineup has gotten a similar treatment. The PL1 values are unchanged, while the PL2 figures see a modest boost. Finally, the PL4 values have been relaxed in favor of a higher maximum IA Iccmax value: 279A vs 240A on Alder Lake.

Finally, we’ve got the low-power 35W SKUs with the T suffix. With these parts, both the PL1 and PL2 values are unchanged, while the PL4 values are getting a rather impactful cut of nearly 30W. As for the Iccmax limits, we’re once again seeing a very slight increase.

Source: Igor’s Lab


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