The release schedule for new Raptor Lake processors has been roughly described by Intel. Although there aren’t any exact dates, Intel suggests that desktop CPUs will be available in the fall and mobile CPUs at the end the year.
Alder Lake is a leader in its field, with Raptor Lake being built in the second half this year and Meteor Lake coming in 2023. Alder lake has been shipped more than 35 million times. We also see the relative strength and appeal of premium solutions in the current market. We are excited to build on this momentum by launching the next-generation Raptor Lake product family. This will include our desktop CPUs starting in the fall, and then moving to our mobile products by the end. The Raptor Lake family will offer customers significant benefits, including double-digit generation-to-generation performance gains and Alder Lake socket compatibility. Meteor Lake will be our first disaggregated Intel 4-based processor. It performs well in both our labs as well as our customers’ labs.
Raptor Lake will likely be released earlier than anticipated if Intel launches. Mobile CPUs at least. Last fall, only the Alder Lake K desktop processors were available. Mobile solutions were not available until February, while the remaining models were made available in January. Recent rumors suggested that Raptor Lake K models would also be available on the desktop by the end of this year. However, this is not in contradiction to Intel’s announcement.
Although the Raptor Lake announcement will be made on September 28, it may only be nominal. The new CPUs could also be significantly more expensive than the current generation. Intel has stated explicitly that they will increase prices.