Intel Raptor Lake (13th-gen): All you need to know

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Intel has confirmed its 13th-gen CPUs will be known as Raptor Lake, with all signs pointing to a 2022 launch​


2021 is turning out to be a big year for Intel.

It began with the launch of the Tiger Lake-H series at CES, a new version of its 11th-gen laptop chips designed for gaming. Tiger Lake includes no desktop chips, however, so we had to wait until March for the 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPUs to arrive.

12th-gen Alder Lake chips will therefore technically be a successor to both, given they're expected to include desktop and laptop CPUs. Confused yet? You might be now.

The focus of this article will be the 13th-gen 'Raptor Lake' processors, although it's not yet clear if they will include laptops chips as well as the already-rumoured desktop CPUs. Either way, here's everything you need to know at this early stage.