Lake Raptor is the second generation of Intel’s hybrid architecture. The first is Alder Lake which was introduced last year. The successor to Raptor Lake will be Meteor Lake / Arrow Lake, where Intel will focus on power consumption, among other things.
The new generation has a larger number of cores: 24 cores can work on a total of 32 teeth simultaneously. In addition, there is more L2 cache: 2 MB per core and 4 MB per electronic core.
Scalability was important in the development of this processor. The electronic cores provide plenty of room for switching. You can place four electronic cores on the surface of the core. This provides a decent performance improvement over Alder Lake as you can see below from ten to 22 percent.
When analyzing a lot of mainly single-threaded software, using Intel VTune, it becomes apparent that many applications are slowing down due to the need to fall back to working memory. By increasing the L2 cache, it is possible to improve performance in this area.
At the moment, electronic cores are not sufficiently used. Developers can benefit more from this.
In addition, Intel is also looking to the future and wants to use processor technology to accelerate artificial intelligence.
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