Intel Raptor Lake-S Refresh for Desktop Coming in Fall 2023, Emerald Rapids-X Workstation by December

Intel has allegedly scrapped its Meteor Lake-S desktop family, leaving the DIY audience with yet another refresh and repurposed mobile chips. A Raptor Lake-S refresh is expected this fall with increased clock speeds and memory upgrades. As per Twitterer, @leap_hobby, no chipset upgrade is planned this year, and the Raptor Lake desktop refresh will be a minimal affair, solely aimed at gamers and overclockers.

Intel Roadmap

Xeon SP
Q2 2023 SPR-EE for network
Q4 2023 Emerald Rapids-SP
Q4 2023 SPR-EE for Extended temp and reliability

Xeon W
Q1 2024 SPR-112L/64L Refresh

Q3 2023 RPL-S Refresh

No chipset update at least until Q1 2024 about above products

Originally tweeted by TLC (@leaf_hobby) on February 25, 2023.

The 14th Gen Meteor Lake-S processors will feature an additional PCIe Gen 5 x4 lane(s) for NVMe storage for a total of three connections, including the Gen 5 x16 for dGPUs and a Gen 4 x4 for NVMe. AVX512 will remain disabled, and the Z890 chipset will come with an additional Gen 4 x4 connected for NVMe storage and 24 PCIe Gen 4 lanes overall.

At CES 2023, Intel introduces the 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family, powered by Intel’s performance hybrid architecture. There are 32 new mobile processors introduced on Jan. 3, 2023. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

The 5th Gen Xeon Scalable processors, codenamed Emerald Rapids, are expected in the fourth quarter of 2023. They will be socket compatible with Sapphire Rapids, essentially a refresh to fill the gap until Granite Rapids-SP launches in 2024. A Sapphire Rapids refresh for the workstation segment is also planned for the first quarter of 2024.

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