Entire Raptor Lake CPU lineup leaks as Intel accidently confirms key specifications of the upcoming processors
While we have been getting consistent information regarding the Intel Raptor Lake processors, the company has never officially confirmed the hardware specifications of the 13th gen lineup. Through what looks like an accident, Intel has confirmed some key specs for the Intel Raptor Lake CPUs.
In a blog post intended to help consumers choose the right CPU, Intel unintentionally mentions that the Core i9-13900K will have 24 cores, 32 threads, and a P-core max frequency of up to 5.4 GHz. The Core i7-13700K will have 16 cores, 24 threads, and a maximum P-core clock speed of up to 5.3 GHz. Finally, the Core i5-13600K will have 14 cores, 20 threads, and a max P-core frequency of 5.1 GHz. While we pretty much know all of these details already thanks to a plethora of leaks, it is still nice to have official confirmation.
Additionally, igor’sLab has managed to obtain an internal Raptor Lake SKU list that details the entire 13th gen lineup. Per the list, in addition to the unlocked K series Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 chips, Intel is also preparing KF models that include the Core i9-13900KF, the Core i7-13700KF, and the Core i5-13600KF. The only difference between a K and a KF processor is that the latter lacks the iGPU found in the former.
Perhaps the most interesting information detailed in the SKU chart is the core clocks of different CPUs. As mentioned above, the Core i9-13900K/KF has a P-core max frequency of up to 5.4 GHz but it also supports the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 frequency of up to 5.7 GHz. It can go even further with an up to 5.8 GHz Internal Thermal Velocity boost frequency. Intel revealed yesterday that Raptor Lake can go as high as 6 GHz and seeing as to how a normal Core i9-13900K can achieve 5.8 GHz, it would be reasonable to expect a Golden Sample Core i9, maybe a future KS version, boosting up to 6 GHz.
Interestingly, the chart doesn’t list a Thermal Velocity Boost frequency for the Core i7-13700K/KF and the Core i5-13600K/KF. That said, the Core i7-13700K/KF does support the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 speed of up to 5.4 GHz on the P-cores. Unfortunately, the Core i5-13600K/KF misses out on this technology as well and only supports a P-core Max Turbo frequency of 5.1 GHz.
Intel is currently holding the Technology Tour 2022 event where the company is disclosing Raptor Lake details to media outlets. So we expect information regarding the 13th gen processors to keep coming out.