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Black edition Intel Core i5-13490F and Core i7-13790F released with more cache and tweaked boost clocks

Core i5-13490F has 9.5 MB of L2 cache. (Source: Intel on JD)
Core i5-13490F has 9.5 MB of L2 cache. (Source: Intel on JD)
Intel Raptor Lake-F chips lack integrated GPUs. The company has now released two new 13th gen F-series CPUs, the Core i5-13490F and the Core i7-13790F, exclusively in the Chinese market. Both processors come in black boxes and pack marginally different specs than the Core i5-13400F and the Core i7-13700F chips.

A few days back, CPU-Z screenshots of a Core i5-13490F emerged courtesy of @wxnod showcasing a processor with 10 cores (6 P-cores + 4 E-cores), 16 threads, and a 65 W TDP. The chip had 24 MB of L3 cache and a 4.8 GHz boost frequency. These specs for the Core i5-13490F matched the Core i5-13400F save for the 4 MB more cache and 200 MHz higher boost clock.

The same source also revealed CPU-Z benchmark results for the processor in which the Core i5-13490F managed to obtain 779.7 in single-core and 6834.5 in multi-core benchmark. Per our tests of the Core i5-13400F, the single-threaded and multi-threaded numbers posted by the Core i5-13490F are 6% and 4.5% better.

Following the Core i5-13490F, the Core i7-13790F also made an appearance on CPU-Z with 16 cores (8 P-cores + 8 E-cores), 33 MB of L3 cache, and a boost clock of 5.1 GHz. While the L3 cache is indeed bigger than the Core i7-13700F just like the Core i5-13490F, the boost frequency has apparently regressed by 100 MHz. Per the CPU-Z benchmark, the Intel Core i7-13490F obtained 836 points in single-core and 12,139 in multi-threaded tests. The single-core score is 7% and the multi-core result is almost 78% better than the leaked Core i5-13490F.

As it now turns out, the Core i5-13490F Raptor Lake CPU is now available for sale in China for 1,599 RMB or roughly US$235. It is the successor to the Core i5-12490F that was exclusive to the Chinese market and was unofficially termed a “ Black Edition” because it came in a black box without a cooler. The Core i5-13490F also comes in a black box, unlike the traditional blue that Intel is known for.

Additionally, the Core i7-13790F is up for purchase on the same site for 2,999 RMB (close to US$442). Unlike the Core i5-13490F, the Core i7-13790F doesn’t have a direct Alder Lake predecessor.

Both the Core i5-13490F and the Core i7-13790F have the same hardware specs as reported. So, we can also expect the performance to correspond to the leaked results. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the CPUs will officially make their way to non-Chinese retailers.

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Core i5-13490F. (Source: Intel on JD)
Core i5-13490F. (Source: Intel on JD)
Core i7-13790F. (Source: Intel on JD)
Core i7-13790F. (Source: Intel on JD)
Core i5-13490F CPU-Z. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)
Core i5-13490F CPU-Z. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)
Core i7-13790F CPU-Z. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)
Core i7-13790F CPU-Z. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)
Core i5-13490F CPU-Z benchmark. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)
Core i5-13490F CPU-Z benchmark. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)
Core i7-13790F CPU-Z benchmark. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)
Core i7-13790F CPU-Z benchmark. (Source: wxnod on Twitter)

Source(s)

wxnod on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4), Intel on JD.com

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Fawad Murtaza, 2023-02- 7 (Update: 2023-02- 7)