The latest 12th generation Intel Core processors, which combine performance and efficiency cores, were just released by Intel. The new Raptor Lake processors from the 13th generation have now been revealed by the firm.
The launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 CPUs for desktop computers coincides with Intel’s announcement of its new 13th generation processors.
The Intel Core i9-13900K, the top-end chipset in the new series, has 24 cores total, including eight performance cores and 16 efficiency cores. Additionally, it is claimed to have a maximum turbo frequency of 5.8GHz. The business further asserts that it performs single-threaded activities 15% faster than its predecessor and multi-threaded jobs 41% fastter.
The new chips use a third-generation SuperFin transistor and an x86 performance hybrid architecture. They are constructed using an improved version of the core 7 process, which is a 10nm design. Using Intel’s Thread Director, it has Performance cores (P-cores) and Efficient cores (E-cores) that divide workloads.
On the chips, there are larger L3 and L2 caches. Along with DDR5-5600 and DDR5-5200 support, there is also PCIe Gen 5.0 support with up to 16 lanes off the processor. For motherboard manufacturers who still want to sell DDR4, it is also compatible with DDR4 memory. The base power of each Core i5, i7, and i9 processor is 125 watts, whereas the Core i7 and Core i9’s maximum turbo power is 253 watts.
The Intel Core i5-13600K, on the other hand, has 14 cores total—a combination of six performance cores, eight efficiency cores, and 20 threads. The Core i7-13700K has 24 threads and 16 cores, including 8 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores.
Although Intel had earlier this year issued a warning regarding price rises for the flagship chips, this is not the case as the cost of the 13th generation chips is nearly same to that of the 12th generation processors.
Priced at $589, the Intel Core i9-13900K is identical to the 12900K processor from the previous year. On the other hand, the price of the Core i5-13600K, which was $289 for the 12th generation, has increased to $319. The cost of the Intel Core i7-13700K is $409. According to the business, Z790 motherboards and the new 13th generation CPUs will begin arriving on October 20.