AMD introduced its Ryzen 7000 vary of CPUs just lately, and it didn’t take lengthy for Intel to clap again. After a lot hypothesis, and several other teasers, the corporate has lastly introduced its new vary of thirteenth gen desktop CPUs, primarily based on the Raptor Lake structure.
Final 12 months’s Alder Lake chips represented a return to type of Intel in loads of regards. It switched to a brand new socket, LGA 1700, and got here with a brand new, huge.LITTLE-like CPU structure with larger, performance-focused, multi-threaded cores and smaller, low-power, single-threaded cores (P-cores and E-cores). Raptor Lake is a smaller leap, but it surely serves as a continuation of Intel’s path on this route. It options the identical LGA 1700 socket and the identical Intel 7 course of (which regardless of the title, is definitely a 10nm course of), however the chips themselves include different enhancements.
Intel claims as much as a 15% enchancment in single-core efficiency and a 41% improve in multi-core efficiency, however we’ll must see real-life exams to corroborate that declare. For the primary time, all SKUs introduced by Intel on this era are breaking the 5 GHz mark. The Intel Core i5-13600K comes with 14 cores and 20 threads (six P-cores and eight E-cores), with P-cores reaching a high clock velocity of 5.1 GHz. The Core i7-13700K brings issues up even additional with 16 cores and 24 threads (eight P-cores and eight E-cores), and a high clock velocity of 5.3 GHz (5.4 GHz with Turbo Enhance Max).
Maybe the extra attention-grabbing chip, nevertheless, is the flagship Core i9-13900K. That one comes with a whopping 24 cores and 32 threads (eight P-cores and 16 E-cores), and a high clock velocity of 5.4 GHz. With Turbo Enhance Max, it may well go as much as 5.7 GHz, and with Thermal Velocity Enhance, it may well go as much as a whopping 5.8 GHz. We have been promised a minimum of one 6 GHz Raptor Lake CPU by Intel beforehand, and Intel says that SKU can be obtainable “in restricted volumes” subsequent 12 months — it’ll possible be a special-edition Intel Core i9-13900KS.
The CPUs additionally characteristic, like their predecessors, PCI Categorical Gen 5 assist, in addition to assist for as much as DDR5-5600 reminiscence. Notably, it retains round DDR4 assist, so in the event you’re not fairly able to make the leap to DDR5, you should utilize the older reminiscence customary nonetheless. If any of those chips sound like what you need to put on the coronary heart of your subsequent gaming PC, try the beneath pricing.
- Intel Core i5-13600KF: $294
- Intel Core i5-13600K: $320
- Intel Core i7-13700KF: $384
- Intel Core i7-13700K: $410
- Intel Core i9-13900KF: $564
- Intel Core i9-13900K: $590
The CPUs can be obtainable on retailer cabinets on October twentieth. You possibly can learn extra about them on Intel’s web site.