According to the Chinese insider Enthusiastic Citien, Intel Core 13th generation processors will be announced on September 28 as part of Intel Innovation. New processors will be marketed on October 17, the same source has previously shared data on the performance of the Core i5-13600K engineering model.
In September, Intel will present only six new Raptor Lake processors: flagship 24-nuclear Core i9-13900K and KF, 16-nuclear Core i7-13700K/KF, and 14-nuclear Core i5-13600K/KF. The company also announces a new Z790 chipset for motherboards.
The remaining models of Raptor Lake processors, including the options described above, without the "K" suffix in the name, Intel will hold until the CES 2023, which will take place in January. The company will also present new medium-level H770 and B760 chipsets. According to the insider, Intel does not plan to produce a motherboard based on the H710 chipset.
According to the source, the new Intel Z790 chipset will support 20 PCIE 4.0 and 8 PCIE 3.0 lines. As for the Rapptor Lake processors themselves, they will have 16 PCIE 5.0 and four PCIE 4.0 lines. Another important feature of the 13th generation Intel Core chips will be standard support for the faster memory of DDR-5600. In comparison, the current Alder Lake processors will have the support of DDR5-4800. Like the current generation processors, future Raptor Lake chips will also be able to work with the operational memory of DDR4.