Intel Raptor Lake CPU model names and specifications revealed in their entirety by new leak
Intel hasn't been particularly successful at containing Raptor Lake leaks, of which there have been multiple. Bilibili's ExtremePlayer, who extensively benchmarked the Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K and Core i5-13600K, has now ruined another one of Intel's surprises by posting the entire Raptor Lake SKU list. It includes key metrics, such as TDP, core/thread count, base clocks and iGPU specs. The list isn't complete yet as it doesn't feature low-end Celeron/Pentium models, which might not be announced until later next year.
Intel is rumoured to launch three Raptor Lake processors initially- the Core i5-13600K, Core i7-13700K and Core i9-13900K. Specifications of all three processors are known, and their non-K/KF counterparts are mostly identical. The main difference will lie in the clocks, TDP and overclocking ability. However, the non-K models could be at quite a disadvantage this time around, as Raptor Lake Qualifying Samples have been overclocked to 6.0 GHz with a corresponding increase in power consumption.
The Core i9-13900 and Core i9-13900F, do, however, reduce the base clock speed and TDP to 2.0 GHz and 65 W, respectively. The drop in power draw is quite significant, although the processor has the potential to draw a lot more under demanding loads. The non-F SKUs feature an iGPU with EUs (Execution Units) across the board, along with 36 MB of CPU cache. The Intel Core i7-13700F and Core i7-13700 turn down the TDP and clock speed to 65 W and 2.1 GHz, respectively.
The Intel Core i5-13600 and Core i5-13500 will feature six performance and eight efficient cores and base clocks of 2.7 GHz and 2.5 GHz, respectively. The Core i5-13400 will keep the six P cores but lower the E core count to four. Lastly, the entry-level Core i3-13100 will pack four performance cores, a 24 EU iGPU and no E cores.
Most Raptor Lake processors mentioned above will use a new B-0 die, presumably to accommodate the additional efficiency cores found on the higher-end SKUs. The Intel Core i5-13600, Core i5-13500 and Core i5-13400 will use a C-0 die and the Core i3-13100 an H-0 die. Some new i3 models, such as the Core i3-13300, could also be unveiled at a later point, but they'll likely add a few extra P/E cores and not a lot more.
Lower-end Alder Lake SKUs such as the Core i5-12400 performed phenomenally well under gaming workloads, and the trend should continue with Raptor Lake. Budget PC builders, in particular, can take advantage of the processors and pair it with RDNA2/Ampere graphics cards, which will undoubtedly become cheaper once RDNA3/Ada Lovelace has been out and about for a while.