Intel’s Alder Lake processors are capable of running at very high frequencies, as the extreme Core i9-12900KS has already proven with its 5.5GHz peak frequency for two cores.
The Raptor Lake line, which will be released later this year, may be able to offer even higher frequencies. According to the first rumors, the frequency of large cores may be higher than the current generation by about 300 MHz. Of course, each CPU will have its own increase, but the notional Core i9-13900KS will then be able to offer a frequency of about 5.8 GHz!
Yes, it will have one or two cores running on it, but the frequency of all cores will also increase to about 5.3 GHz. However, considering the preservation of the process technology, it’s scary to imagine how much the older CPUs of the line will consume, considering the impressive appetites of the current Core i9.
Raptor Lake is also expected to have higher frequencies of small cores. Previously there were data about the value up to 4.5 GHz, while now it is 3.9 GHz. As a result, the performance of new CPUs will grow quite noticeably only due to the frequencies, and after all, the large cores will also move to a new architecture.