Intel has today formally revealed their brand new line of desktop CPUs, just as AMD are launching Ryzen 7000 processors. I don't think we need any guessing on why it was revealed today, nothing like trying to step on your competitor's toes eh?
Continuing to be built on their "Intel 7" process node, they're claiming their new flagship with the Core i9-13900K once again offers up the "world's best gaming experience". It is a pretty powerful chip with 24 cores (8 P-cores, 16 E-cores) and 32 threads.
Here's the full list of what's been announced:
|Model||Cores (Performance / Efficiency)||Threads||Base Clock Speed, P-core / E-core (GHz)||Max Turbo Clock Speed, P-core / E-core (GHz)||Smart Cache (L3)||Graphics||Processor Base Power (W)||Maximum Turbo Power (W)||Price (USD)|
|i9-13900K||24 (8P / 16E)||32||3.0 / 2.2||up to 5.8 / up to 4.3||36MB||Intel UHD Graphics 770||125||253||$589|
|i9-13900KF||24 (8P / 16E)||32||3.0 / 2.2||up to 5.8 / up to 4.3||36MB||
|i7-13700K||16 (8P / 8E)||24||3.4 / 2.5||up to 5.4 / up to 4.2||30MB||Intel UHD Graphics 770||125||253||$409|
|i7-13700KF||16 (8P / 8E)||24||3.4 / 2.5||up to 5.4 / up to 4.2||30MB||n/a||125||253||$384|
|i5-13600K||14 (6P / 8E)||20||3.5 / 2.6||up to 5.1 / up to 3.9||24MB||Intel UHD Graphics 770||125||181||$319|
|i5-13600KF||14 (6P / 8E)||20||3.5 / 2.6||up to 5.1 / up to 3.9||24MB||n/a||125||181||$294|
Features coming with them:
- Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology and Thermal Velocity Boost opportunistically boosts processor clock frequencies based on power and thermal headroom during a given workload. Available in Intel Core i9 unlocked SKUs.
- More E-cores across Intel Core i5, i7, i9 power a big leap in multi-threaded performance and better multi-tasking/mega-tasking experience for users.
- PCIe Gen 5.0 support, with as many as 16 lanes off the processor.
- Increased memory support to DDR5-5600 and DDR5-5200, while maintaining DDR4 compatibility.
- Up to 2x the L2 cache and increased L3 cache.
From, the press release:
"We are raising the standards of PC performance once again with our latest generation of flagship 13th Gen Intel Core Processors," said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel. "The 13th Gen Intel Core family is the latest example of how Intel is enabling amazing experiences to happen on the PC – at scale and across all PC product segments. Combine this with an industry-leading partner ecosystem and new solutions like Intel Unison, and together we are showing the world what’s truly possible with the PC experience going forward."
Here's a few of the benchmarks they noted in the presentation, bring your pinch of salt: