With Rocket Lake launch taken care of, it can now concentrate on the next generation CPU Alder Lake which is expected to launch later this year with the new LGA socket platform and DDR5 support. It is vaguely known that its successor is the Meteor Lake-S and the last to support LGA 1700. But Intel accidentally talked about its successor Raptor Lake-S, also on the same LGA socket.
The information came from Intel while detailing its Xe DG2 discrete graphics card lineup. Even if it’s a ‘leak’, it happened on a professional platform. This isn’t new. In fact, Meteor Lake-S is supposedly the successor for the Alder Lake-S and work on the same platform. But it was surprising to see Intel accidentally confirming its successor- Raptor Lake-S. Unlike the current LGA 1200 socket, it looks like the LGA 1700 will house three generation of Intel CPUs.
Three Generation on LGA 1700
What’s known about Raptor Lake-S is that it will be a refreshed, optimized variant of the Alder Lake-S including incremental performance. Alder Lake will be on the desktop and notebook platform. It is based on eight Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemonth cores. This will be the first platform to adopt DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 memory. Nothing is known about Meteor Lake-S but based on this information, it shouldn’t be surprising if it’s the same configuration but with optimization and improvements. Raptor Lake-S might be a new architecture.
What about AMD?
Nothing is known about AMD Ryzen, though based on its original plan, it’s likely AMD will move from AM4 socket and include DDR5 support for future CPUs.