Intel officially unveiled 13th Gen ‘Raptor Lake’ Desktop CPUs

Intel 13th Gen 'Raptor Lake' Desktop CPUs
Intel 13th Gen 'Raptor Lake' Desktop CPUs

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Intel has officially unveiled its latest Intel 13th Gen CPUs during the big Intel Innovation event. These CPUs have the codename Raptor Lake’ and include three new CPU models with two variants each. The company claims that 13th Gen CPUs offer up to 15% better single-threaded performance and up to 41% better multi-threaded performance over their predecessors. The 13th Gen CPUs use the same socket and support the Z690 chipset and the new Z790. These CPUs support DDR4-3200 and DDR5-5600.

The new Core i9-13900K is the most popular CPU that comes with the same hybrid architecture design we saw in the 12th Gen. The CPU features 8 performance cores and 16 efficiency cores to offer a total of 32 threads. It has 32MB of L2 cache and 36MB of L3 cache. The performance cores have a boost frequency of up to 5.8GHz while the efficiency cores have a 4.3GHz boost frequency. The GPU-less variant of Intel Core i9 is 13900KF.

Intel claims that the Core i9-13900K can offer up to 25% better gaming performance and up to a 34% speed boost for creators as compared to 2th Gen Core i9-12900K.

Intel 13th Gen 'Raptor Lake' Desktop CPUs

The Intel core i7-13700K comes with 8 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores to offer a total thread count of 24. This CPU has a 24MB L2 cache and a 30MB L3 cache. Performance cores can boost up to 5.4GHz and efficiency cores have a boost frequency of 4.2GHz.

The Intel core i5-13600K features 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores. It offers a total thread count of 20 along with 20MB of L2 cache and 24MB of L3 cache. The P-cores have a boost frequency of 5.1GHz and the E-cores up to 3.9GHz.

All these CPUs support both DDR5 5600 and DDR4 3200 memory.

Intel also confirmed that Raptor Lake based 13th Gen Core processors are highly overclockable. Intel claims that its P-cores have exceeded 8GHz and achieved >10,000MT/s DDR5 memory speeds during overclocking attempts.

Intel also teased that mobile versions of Raptor Lake CPUs will come in 2023.