AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs may have an advantage over Intel’s Raptor Lake DDR5 memory capabilities, as 5200Mbps ‘native’ speeds are listed for 13th gen

Intel’s 13th-generation Raptor Lake-S desktop CPUs will launch around the same time as AMD’s Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs. Both platforms will be fully PCIe Gen 5.0 and DDR5 ready, but a newly leaked spec sheet could indicate that the red team may have a slight advantage in memory support capabilities over Intel’s 13th-generation platform.

Intel and AMD are gearing up for a brutal battle this fall, Raptor Lake-S’s DDR5-5200 native specs listed could give Ryzen 7000 the edge

MiTAC, a manufacturer of industrial motherboards, lists in the specifications of its PH12ADI motherboard the native memory speeds supported by the upcoming 13th generation Intel Alder Lake desktop CPUs. According to the manufacturer, the Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPUs get a boost of DDR5-5200 over Alder Lake’s native DDR5-4800 speeds. Both CPUs also support the DDR4 memory standard, but in the future Intel and AMD will focus more on the newer DDR5 standard.

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Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S desktop CPUs are listed with support for DDR5-5200 native memory speed. (Image Credit: Momomo_US)

Previous reports speculated a DDR5-5600 native speed for Intel’s Raptor Lake Desktop CPU lineup, but it looks like DDR5-5200 is going to be the more believable scenario. This represents an overall increase of 8.3% over Alder Lake’s existing native memory speeds. But will it be enough to tackle AMD’s memory controller on the Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs, which are said to offer native speeds of up to DDR5-5600, representing another 8% increase?

Well, it looks like AMD may have an edge in the memory department based on what they’ve said so far and what we’ve seen leaked out as well. APACER revealed in a slide that the new Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ family will also have native DDR5-5200 speeds, but it’s rumored that actual speeds would be much higher and rated at DDR5-5600. Furthermore, AMD is very confident in its EXPO (Ryzen Extended Profiles for Overclocking) technology and how it will really push DDR5 overclocking on the AM5 platform:

Our first DDR5 platform for gaming is our Raphael platform and one of the great things about Raphael is that we’re really going to try and make a big splash with overclocking and I’ll leave it at that, but speeds you might think weren’t could be possible, maybe possible with this overclocking spec.

Joseph Tao, Memory Enabling Manager at AMD

Currently, the DDR5 platforms for 2022 look like this:

  • Intel Alder Lake – DDR5-4800 (Native – Confirmed)
  • Intel Raptor Lake – DDR5-5200 (Native – Expected)
  • AMD Ryzen 7000 – DDR5-5600 (Native – Expected)

So like I said before, we’re in for some stiff competition this fall with 13th Gen Raptor Lake on Intel’s side and Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” on AMD’s side.

Intel Raptor Lake vs AMD Raphael Desktop CPUs Comparison ‘Expected’

CPU family AMD Raphael (RPL-X) Intel Raptor Lake (RPL-S)
Process node TSMC 5nm Intel 7
architecture Zen 4 (Chiplet) Raptor Cove (P core)
Gracemont (E-Core)
Cores / Wires Up to 16/32 Up to 24/32
Total L3 cache 64MB 36MB
Total L2 cache 16MB 32MB
Total cache 80MB 68MB
Max bells (1T) ~5.5GHz ~5.8GHz
Memory support DDR5 DDR5/DDR4
Memory channels 2 channel (2DPC) 2 channel (2DPC)
Memory Speeds DDR5-5600 DDR5-5200
DDR4-3200
Platform Support 600 series (X670E/X670/B650/A620) 600 series (Z690/H670/B650/H610)
700 series (Z790/H770/B760)
PCIe Gen 5.0 Both GPU and M.2 (extreme chipsets only) Both GPU and M.2 (700 series only)
Integrated graphics card AMD RDNA 2 Intel Iris Xe
Wall outlet AM5 (LGA1718) LGA 1700/1800
TDP (maximum) 170W (TDP)
230W (PPT)
125W (PL1)
240W+ (PL2)
launch 2H 2022 2H 2022

News source: Momomo_US

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