Intel Launches 13th Gen Core Series

Raptor Lake, Intel’s new desktop series for the LGA1700 socket, is officially being released today.

Six new processors with 14, 16, or 24 cores and hybrid architecture that combines Efficient and Performance cores on a single die are being released today.

Intel’s Raptor Lake architecture is made to have twice as many Efficient cores as Alder Lake. Core i9-13900K CPU, the top model in the new line, will have a configuration with 16 Efficient cores and 8 Performance cores. This SKU can also go up to 5.8 GHz, making it Intel’s fastest desktop CPU. The price for 1000 units for distributors is $589, so this processor will cost at least that much. Intel is also putting out a $564 version of the KF that doesn’t have graphics built in.

Intel Launches 13th Gen Core Series

There will be 8 Performance cores and 8 Efficient cores in the Core i7-13700K. This 16-core CPU can go up to 5.4 GHz and come with or without built-in graphics. The prices for each model are $410 and $384.

There are 6 Performance and 8 Efficient cores in the 14-core Core i5-13600K. Intel’s mid-range Raptor Lake CPU will go as fast as 5.1 GHz. So far, the least expensive Raptor Lake CPUs will cost $319 (K) and $294 (KF).

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All K and KF-series SKUs will have a default TDP of 125W, and their boost power will range from 181W (Core i5 and i7) to 253W. (Core i9). Today, Intel is also releasing its high-end Z790 motherboard series. However, all Raptor Lake CPUs will also work with existing 600-series motherboards.

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