Intel i9-13900K to cost US$40 less than AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X, as revealed by leaked Newegg pre-order prices
Intel is expected to unveil the gen 13 Core desktop processors codenamed Raptor Lake at its Innovation event later today and, judging by the prices that just popped up on Newegg, big retailers may be allowed to accept pre-orders immediately after the official reveal. Moreover, Intel really intends to stay competitive at least price-wise, as Newegg’s listing show that the flagship Raptor Lake CPUs could end up costing less than AMD’s freshly launched Ryzen 9 7950X.
Moore’s Law Is Dead was reporting a few weeks back that Intel apparently wanted to increase the initial Raptor Lake price points by up to 30% over Alder Lake, but AMD thwarted these plans and industry insiders were hearing about lower price hikes. If Newegg’s listings turn out to be accurate, this could be the first time Intel launches a new gen flagship at lower price points compared to the competition.
Speaking of price points, the flagship i9-13900K processor with 24 cores is listed at US$659.99, which is around US$70 more compared to the i9-12900K or roughly a 13% hike. Quite a reasonable markup, plus it is US$40 less than AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X. On the other hand, the i7-13700K is around 10% more expensive than the Alder Lake model, but it is also US$50 more expensive than the Ryzen 7 7700X, while the i5-13600K is ~13% more expensive than the Alder Lake counterpart, and also US$30 more expensive than the Ryzen 5 7600X. Newegg also lists KF models without iGPUs that are US$20-30 less expensive than the K models.
From the latest leaked benchmarks, the i9-13900K seems likely to get the edge over the Ryzen 9 7950X. The US$40 price difference certainly favors the Intel model, which may force AMD to do some price adjusting very soon.