CES 2023 | Intel officially announces 65 W and 35 W Raptor Lake Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 CPUs for budget-focused gamers
Intel has officially added to its Raptor Lake desktop CPU lineup at CES 2023. The processors include Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 SKUs in both 65 and 35 W base power configurations. The latest chips are cheaper than their more power-hungry brethren that Team Blue launched last year.
65 W Raptor Lake SKUs
Starting with the 65 W parts, we have the Core i9-13900/F, Core i7-13700/F, Core i5-13600/13500/13400/F, and Core i3-13100/F. As is the case with previous Intel processors, the only difference between an F-series and a non-F chip is that the former lacks integrated graphics.
The Core i9-13900/F are 24-core, 32-thread chips with 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores. Both CPUs have 36 MB L3 and 32 MB of total L2 cache. The processors have base clocks of 1.5 and 2.0 GHz for E and P-cores. Additionally, the E and P-cores can boost up to 4.2 and 5.6 GHz respectively. In terms of memory, the Core i9-13900/F support up to 128 GB of DDR5/DDR4 RAM. While the base power is 65 W, the chips have a Max Turbo Boost Power of 219 W. Finally, the Core i9-13900 and the Core i9-13900F have an RCP of US$549 and US$524 respectively.
Moving on, the Core i7-13700/F are 16-core, 24-thread CPUs with 8 P-cores and 8 E-cores and 30/24 MB of L3/L2 cache. The processors have base E and P-core clocks of 1.5 and 2.1 GHz respectively. Both chips can also boost up to 4.1 (E-core) and 5.2 GHz (P-core). The power rating for the Core i7-13700/F stands at 65 W Base Processor Power and 219 W Max Turbo Power. The Core i7-13700 and the Core i70-13700F have a recommended price of US$384 and US$359 respectively.
The 65 W Core i5 chips have a total of four different SKUs. The Core i5-13600 and the Core i5-13500 have the same core configuration (14 cores/20 threads), cache sizes (24/11.4 MB L3/L2), and a Max Turbo Power of 154 W. For the Core i5-13600, the base and boost clocks for the E-cores are 2.0 and up to 3.7 GHz while the base/boost E-core frequencies for the Core i5-13500 are 200 MHz lower. The P-cores on the Core i5-13600 can boost up to 5.0 GHz, whereas the max boost frequency for the P-cores on the Core i5-13500 is 4.8 GHz.
The Core i5-13600 and the Core i5-13500 are expected to retail at US$255 and US$232 respectively.
The remaining two Core i5 SKUs, the Core i5-13400 and 13400F, have 10 cores (6 P + 4 E-cores), 16 threads, 20 MB of L3, and 9.5 MB of L2 cache. Both CPUs boast 1.8 GHz and 3.3 GHz base and boost frequencies for the E-cores. The P-cores, on the other hand, have the base and boost clocks of 2.5 and 4.6 GHz. Finally, coming in at US$221 and US$196 respectively, the Core i5-13400 and 13400F have a Max Turbo Power of 148 W.
Lastly, the entry-level Core i3-13100/F have only 4 P-cores, 8 threads, and 12/5 MB of L3/L2 cache. The base and boost clocks of the Core i3-13100/F stand at 3.4 and up to 4.5 GHz respectively. Per Intel, the CPUs have base power of 60 W for the Core i3-13100 and 58 W for the Core i3-13100F with a Max Turbo Power of 89 W. The Core i3 SKUs will be on store shelves for US$134 and US$109 for the non-F and F models respectively.
35 W Raptor Lake SKUs
Aside from the above-mentioned 65 W CPUs, Intel has also announced 35 W Raptor Lake T-series chips. The CPUs include the Core i9-13900T, Core i7-13700T, Core i5-13600T/13500T/13400T, and Core i3-13100T. The T-series processors have the same core counts, L3/L2 caches, and prices are their corresponding non-T counterparts. The only difference between the T and non-T Raptor Lake CPUs are the clock frequencies and power ratings.
For instance, for the Core i9-13900T, the E-core base and boost clocks are 0.8 and 3.9 GHz, while the base and boost frequencies for the P-cores are reported to be 1.1 and up to 5.3 GHz. The Max Turbo Power for the Core i9-13900T is 106 W.
Unfortunately, Intel hasn’t shared detailed performance targets for the new chips. However, the company claims that the Core i9-13900 is up to 11% faster in single-threaded and 34% better in multi-threaded workloads vs the Core i9-12900.
Moreover, per some rudimentary gaming results, Intel asserts that the Core i9-13900 is up to 6% ahead in Guardians of the Galaxy, 15% faster in F1 22, and 16% speedier in Spider-Man Remastered vs the Core i9-12900.