A large portion of Intel’s confidential slides, which reveal the company’s processor plans for the next year, turned out to be freely available. The chipmaker is preparing a large-scale update for the line of processors for workstations, as well as a “refresh” of the Raptor Lake-S family for the mainstream LGA1700 platform.
Information about Intel’s intentions to release Raptor Lake-S Refresh processors has already appeared on the Web, but now we have official confirmation. These CPUs will work with previously released LGA1700 motherboards and, according to preliminary information, will bring a small (100-200 MHz) increase in operating frequencies. At the same time, the Intel LGA1851 platform for Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake processors will be delayed until 2024.
For workstations, Intel is preparing several platforms at once, including a two-socket modification of the LGA4677. The slides below show the main features of the new products, as well as the specifications of future processors. Of the features, we can highlight support for DDR5 RAM, a high-speed PCI Express 5.0 interface and the presence of up to 56 cores with Hyper-Threading technology.