Intel Raptor Lake-S Refresh for Desktop Coming in Fall 2023, Emerald Rapids-X Workstation by December

Intel has allegedly scrapped its Meteor Lake-S desktop family, leaving the DIY audience with yet another refresh and repurposed mobile chips. A Raptor Lake-S refresh is expected this fall with increased clock speeds and memory upgrades. As per Twitterer, @leap_hobby, no chipset upgrade is planned this year, and the Raptor Lake desktop refresh will be a minimal affair, solely aimed at gamers and overclockers.

Intel Roadmap

Xeon SP
Q2 2023 SPR-EE for network
Q4 2023 Emerald Rapids-SP
Q4 2023 SPR-EE for Extended temp and reliability

Xeon W
Q1 2024 SPR-112L/64L Refresh

Q3 2023 RPL-S Refresh

No chipset update at least until Q1 2024 about above products

Originally tweeted by TLC (@leaf_hobby) on February 25, 2023.

The 14th Gen Meteor Lake-S processors will feature an additional PCIe Gen 5 x4 lane(s) for NVMe storage for a total of three connections, including the Gen 5 x16 for dGPUs and a Gen 4 x4 for NVMe. AVX512 will remain disabled, and the Z890 chipset will come with an additional Gen 4 x4 connected for NVMe storage and 24 PCIe Gen 4 lanes overall.

The 5th Gen Xeon Scalable processors, codenamed Emerald Rapids, are expected in the fourth quarter of 2023. They will be socket compatible with Sapphire Rapids, essentially a refresh to fill the gap until Granite Rapids-SP launches in 2024. A Sapphire Rapids refresh for the workstation segment is also planned for the first quarter of 2024.

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