Intel Announces 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” Desktop CPU Family

Today, Intel has introduced the highly anticipated 13th generation Core series, codenamed “Raptor Lake”. The new series consists of three SKUs, each with two variants (with and without built-in graphics card). Compared to the 12th generation Core series, the company is adding between 4 (for i5/i7) and 8 (for i9) cores in each sector.

The Core i9-13900K has a total of 68 MB L2 and L3 cache and 24 cores (8P+16E). This SKU has a maximum boost frequency of 5.8GHz and costs $589 with integrated UHD Graphics 770 or $564 without it.

Intel Raptor Lake 16-core (8P+8E) versions i7-13700K and i7-13700KF will retail for $409 and $384, respectively. Prices range from USD 319 (i5-13600K) to USD 294 (i5-13600KF) for the cheapest versions with 14 cores (6P+8E).

Intel claims a 15% improvement in single-threaded performance and a 41% improvement in multi-threaded performance. These improvements are usually the result of a higher frequency and higher thread count. Intel’s new Z790 high-end platform has more PCIe Gen4 lanes and more USB 3.0 Gen 22 20 Gbps connections.

Intel confirms gaming leadership with the i9-13900K, reaching performance parity with the 12900K at 65W. Intel stats indicate the new SKU is up to 37 percent faster at the same 241W TDP.

Intel also revealed the gaming performance of its flagship 24-core SKU, delivering a greater ’99th percentile low-water mark’ FPS. Intel has confirmed that the 13th-generation Core series will be available on October 20, the same day Z790 motherboards go on sale.

Via Videocardz

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