Although we’ve nonetheless received two generations of CPUs to sit up for – with one arriving tomorrow – Intel’s 13th era CPUs are anticipated to land on cabinets in 2022 beneath the codename of Raptor Lake, following the real-world lake theme of earlier generations.

We can now be near-certain that that is the official identify for the 13th era chips, with Twitter leaker Momomo_us displaying the identify showing in a search on Intel’s web site. However, when you try and search for Raptor Lake on the corporate’s web site your self nothing will come up, except you occur to be logged into an Intel worker account.

The launch date for Intel’s 11th gen Rocket Lake-S processors is imminent, and it’s the final era of CPUs to stay with the ageing 14nm course of earlier than the 12th generation Alder Lake processors arrive later this yr or early 2022, bringing with them a brand new and improved 10nm course of. Many of the paperwork listed in the screenshots additionally reference Alder Lake, suggesting the 13th gen chips will use the identical new 10nm course of and massive.LITTLE design as that upcoming era.

This isn’t shocking contemplating we gained’t see Intel’s 7nm process till a minimum of 2023 when its 14th gen chips see the sunshine of day – 4 years after AMD.

Another Intel slideshow leaked by Videocardz highlights a number of the efficiency enhancements we should see on Raptor Lake over the earlier era. There shall be additional upgrades to the massive.LITTLE hybrid structure, the identical design discovered on Apple’s Silicon which has seen critically spectacular efficiency outcomes. The slide additionally claims the CPU cache has been modified to enhance gaming efficiency.

It’s a good distance away, however this may very well be a really early glimpse on the best gaming CPUs of 2022 if Intel hits all the suitable beats. Only time will inform, although, and staff blue nonetheless has to face off towards AMD for the title, which isn’t any small process.