Intel’s 13th Gen processor

Is backward compatible and small.

Jon Peddie

Intel has announced that its Generation 13 Raptor Lake processors are backward compatible with the LGA 1700 socket, 600-series chipsets, and older cooler Alder Lake motherboards. In addition, the 16 PCIe 5.0 PCIe lanes coming off the CPU can now be split into dual x8 arrangements, thus enabling support for PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSDs. The Raptor Lake iGPU is based on the Xe-LP Gen 12.2 architecture, also in Alder Lake. The iGPU has the same number of cores but runs 100 MHz (6.5%) faster than the previous-gen version. Aside from minor clock speed improvements, there hasn’t been any meaningful architectural

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