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Intel reveals 13th Gen 'Raptor Lake' desktop CPUs

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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

n/a

125 253 $564
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:

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8 comments

dpanter 27 Sep
Intels ridiculous "real" benchmarks are always a treat. Perhaps they didn't realize how well the 5800X3D is placing in that chart.
The upcoming comparative performance testing from the big techtubers will be interesting to say the least.
Termy 28 Sep
The real interesting part is not how fast they will be, but how efficient they will be once limited back to their sweet spot. The 7950 is pushed way to high stock and burns 230w, too. Limiting it to 142w only costs 5% performance, even at 88w it' still only an 18% loss.
Hopefully raptor lake will do better in that regard than alder lake...

It"s just a shame both companies feel the need to push their models over the limit just to have the longest dick on the charts...
Lightkey 28 Sep
What I find amusing (besides comparing to previous-gen AMD, poor sportsmanship) is the pricing of the F variants being slightly below the Zen 4 counterparts and the ones with IGP slightly above. There was always that nagging argument that all Intel CPUs included a GPU but now it's the reverse where people will argue that the KF models are even cheaper than AMDs corresponding models but AMD is the one with the IGP advantage. Also with a literal advantage at IGP performance, not that it matters. AMD can not even cut it down any further than this at a single WGP with two CUs and it's still faster than Intel's current IGP in desktop CPUs.
Termy 28 Sep
Quoting: Lightkeybut AMD is the one with the IGP advantage.
Not really, seems the iGPU is about 30% slower than the one in alder lake desktop.
Lightkey 28 Sep
Quoting: Termy
Quoting: Lightkeybut AMD is the one with the IGP advantage.
Not really, seems the iGPU is about 30% slower than the one in alder lake desktop.
Oh, the review I saw only compared it in one game (I think it was SotTR) where AMD was ahead. Although the advantage I was talking about in the part you quoted was about simply having an IGP versus not in the price-competitive KF models.
They are comparing their new CPU to an old AMD CPU lol. Misleading marketing as always.
jordicoma 29 Sep
In defense of Intel. Their cpus are cheaper (it seems). They cannot compare with the new amd cpus because they didn't have yet. The motherboards and ram are could be cheaper if you choose a older motherboard and ddr4 that the new amd cannot have.
And finally Intel has to work with much worse node.
I'm been using amd since k6-2, and now I have a ryzen 1600x, so, no need to upgrade for now.
I'm waiting for the next or next-next gen cpus (zen5-6).
Both Amd and Intel I don't understand what they are thinking. We are in recession and the power cost is much greater than some time ago. Both manufacturers are going to hot.
Lightkey 29 Sep
Quoting: jordicomaIn defense of Intel. Their cpus are cheaper (it seems). They cannot compare with the new amd cpus because they didn't have yet. The motherboards and ram are could be cheaper if you choose a older motherboard and ddr4 that the new amd cannot have.
And finally Intel has to work with much worse node.
I'm been using amd since k6-2, and now I have a ryzen 1600x, so, no need to upgrade for now.
I'm waiting for the next or next-next gen cpus (zen5-6).
Both Amd and Intel I don't understand what they are thinking. We are in recession and the power cost is much greater than some time ago. Both manufacturers are going to hot.
Also started with the K6-2, now on 5700G. Intel's node is not much worse, Intel 7 is the same density as TSMC's N7 which AMD used until now on desktop, TSMC N5 is just one node ahead. If you look at reviews, they mention how running Zen 4 in Eco mode does not lower the performance much (it was 10 % lower in Blender in one) but the TDP is back down to the previous generation all while still being much faster, with a temperature difference going down from 95 °C to 60. So if you want to run them with less power, you have the option. Also, in games Zen 4 typically uses only about 70-90 watts, Intel is not much higher, since the graphics card is stressed harder.


Last edited by Lightkey on 5 November 2022 at 1:06 am UTC
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