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Intel Innovation | Intel Raptor Lake desktop processors announced with new Raptor Cove cores, stellar single/multi-threaded performance gains and a competitive price tag

Intel's new Raptor Lake line of processors are finally here (image via Intel)
Intel's new Raptor Lake line of processors are finally here (image via Intel)
The Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K and Core i5-13600K are now official along with their KF variants. They will hit shelves on October 20 starting at US$296 for the i5, US$384 for the i7 and US$564 for the i9.

Intel has officially announced its new Raptor Lake line of desktop processors alongside the Arc A770 graphics cards. Months of incessant leaks have left little to the imagination. The only mystery was the pricing, which, unfortunately for Intel, got leaked earlier today. Nonetheless, Raptor Lake is great news for gamers and content creators alike, as its offers a wide gamut of hardware across all conceivable price points.

The Raptor Lake lineup, as foretold earlier, will consist of the Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K, Core i5-13600K, and their non-K and KF variants. The former, along with the entry-level Core i5-13500, Core i5-13400 and Core i3-13100 may be unveiled at CES 2022. Pricing for the Core i5-13600KF is set at US$296, the Core i7-13700KF at US$384 and the Core i9-13900KG at US$564. Their non-F counterparts cost US$319, US$409, and US$589, respectively.

All Intel Raptor Lake processors are powered by new Raptor Lake performance and second-generation Gracemont efficiency cores. The former gets extra cache, while the latter gets an increased count on the Intel 7 die. They support DDR5-5,600 and DDR4-3,200 memory, PCIe Gen5, PCI3 Gen4, Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4. Intel claims that Raptor Lake is up to 14% faster than Alder Lake in single-threaded performance and up to 41% in multi-threaded performance. That translates to about 24% and 34% faster gaming and productivity.

The top-of-the-line Intel Core i9-13900K is a 24-core (8P +16E), 32-thread processor with 32 MB of L3 cache and 20 PCIe lanes. Its P cores operate at 3.0 GHz by default and can boost to 5.8 GHz via TVB. Previous reports have shown it goes as high as 8.0 GHz with LN2 cooling. Although Intel rates the processor's TDP at 125 Watts, it can consume well above that, especially on compatible motherboards.

Next up is the Core i7-13700K, a 16-core (8P + 8E), 24-thread processor with P-core base/boost clocks set at 3.4/5.4 GHz. It cuts the L2 cache down to 24 MB and has a TDP of 125 Watts (253 W max). Lastly, the mid-range Intel Core i5-13600K features six P cores, eight E cores, base/boost clocks of 3.5/5.1 GHz and a 125W TDP. All three SKUs double up the number of E cores over their Alder Lake counterparts.

Intel Raptor Lake features overview
Intel Raptor Lake features overview
Intel Raptor Lake features overview
Intel Raptor Lake features overview
Intel Raptor Cove CPU core
Intel Raptor Cove CPU core
Intel Raptor Lake performance metrics
Intel Raptor Lake performance metrics
Intel Raptor Lake gaming performance
Intel Raptor Lake gaming performance
Intel Raptor Lake gaming performance
Intel Raptor Lake gaming performance
Intel Raptor Lake productivity performance
Intel Raptor Lake productivity performance
Intel Raptor Lake single and multi-threaded performance gains
Intel Raptor Lake single and multi-threaded performance gains
Intel Raptor Lake performance per watt
Intel Raptor Lake performance per watt
Intel Raptor Lake price and availability
Intel Raptor Lake price and availability

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Anil Ganti, 2022-09-27 (Update: 2022-09-27)