Intel Arrow Lake-S is up to 21% faster than a Raptor Lake CPU
Egor Lab I recently had an internal Intel presentation revealing the performance forecasts for the upcoming Arrow Lake-S platform, its next-generation client platform. Although the launch of the platform is still some time away, the data discussed provides us with many details that usually remain undisclosed for several months.
The configuration of the “15th Gen Core” Arrow Lake-S CPU used for this comparison was carefully chosen to give a fair comparison. Projected data is compared to the upcoming 14th generation Raptor Lake-S Refresh, which consists of 8 performance and 16 active cores – similar to Arrow Lake-S. One notable finding is that Arrow Lake’s PL1 and PL2 may configure at 250 watts, which is slightly less than Raptor Lake’s LGA1700 platform at 3 watts. However, this difference in power is unlikely to result in significant differences in performance.
The data has been normalized against the current flagship, the Core i9-13900K, which shares the same configuration as the Arrow Lake-S and Raptor Lake-S in this comparison. Unfortunately, it’s unclear from the presentation whether Arrow Lake-S will arrive in the same configuration as the Core i9-13900K or if Intel has something more substantial in store, as is rumored, with additional cores.
A quick analysis of the data confirms that the “14th Generation” series will show a performance increase of one to four percent over current offerings. Both charts show this improvement. On the other hand, Arrow Lake-S, which features an all-new architecture, is expected to outperform the current lineup by 1% to 21%, depending on the benchmark used.
Where Arrow Lake-S really shines, however, is in its graphical capabilities. The platform will benefit from the Alchemist-based Xe-LPG design, and is equipped with up to 8 Xe Cores. The data indicates that the GPU performance should exceed 2.2 times the performance of integrated Raptor Lake graphics. This news is particularly exciting for those anticipating Intel’s entry into the mobile gaming space and individuals looking for systems without discrete GPUs.
The report ends with a teaser of another story in the making. Igor reveals that the LGA1851 socket for Arrow Lake-S CPUs will have a different Z-height, which automatically means that existing coolers may not be fully compatible without the necessary mounting kit upgrade. Whether this is actually true is likely to be explained in more detail in the coming days when said story is published.
source: Egor Lab
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