Intel announces 13th gen ‘Raptor Lake’ desktop CPUs -Techweu

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Intel today announced its 13th generation of desktop processors. Codenamed ‘Raptor Lake’, the range currently includes three new CPU models, with two variants each. Intel claims the 13th gen offers up to 15% better single-threaded performance and up to 41% better multi-threaded performance over the 12th gen.

Intel announces 13th gen 'Raptor Lake' desktop CPUs

At the top of the range is the new Core i9-13900K and its iGPU-less variant, the 13900KF. Continuing on the hybrid architecture design of the 12th gen, the 13900K has 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores for a total of 32 threads (there is no Hyper-Threading on the E-cores). It has 32MB of L2 cache and 36MB of Intel Smart Cache (L3). The P-cores can boost up to a whopping 5.8GHz and the E-cores up to 4.3GHz. The CPU has a base power of 125W and max Turbo power of 253W.

None of the parts below have an official retail price yet but rather RCP (recommended customer price) which is price for the retailers for every 1000 units purchased. The 13900K RCP is $589 and the 13900KF is $564. Actual street price will be a bit higher .

Intel announces 13th gen 'Raptor Lake' desktop CPUs

Next is the 13700K, which has 8 P-cores and 8 E-cores, with a total thread count of 24. It has 24MB L2 cache and 30MB L3 cache. It can boost up to 5.4GHz on the P-cores and 4.2GHz on the E-cores. It has a base power of 125W and max Turbo power of 253W (yes, same as the i9). The 13700K has an RCP of $409 and the 13700KF is $384.

Lastly, there is the 13600K, which has 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores for a total thread count of 20. It has 20MB of L2 cache and 24MB L3 cache. The P-cores boost up to 5.1GHz and the E- cores up to 3.9GHz. It has a base power of 125W and a max Turbo power of 181W. The RCP of the 13600K is $319 and the 13600KF is $294.

All six models feature 20 CPU PCIe lanes (up to 16 PCIe 5.0 + 4 PCIe 4.0), and support for both DDR5 5600 and DDR4 3200 memory, with faster memory supported through XMP. All non-F SKUs feature the Intel UHD Graphics 770.

The 13th gen processors will work on the new Z790 chipset motherboards being announced today as well as the previous 600-series motherboards. The new processors and motherboards will be available starting October 20.

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