Intel introduced Core 13th generation processors up to 24 nuclei and up to 5.8 GHz

Intel introduced Core 13th generation processors up to 24 nuclei and up to 5.8 GHz

Intel introduced the 13th generation desktop processors, also known as Raptor Lake, as part of the Innovation event.

The Raptor Lake processors, like their predecessors, use hybrid architecture, combining powerful P-cores and energy-efficient E-cores. The first new ones are built on the new Raptor Cove architecture, which is primarily similar to the expanded second level cache. If Alder Lake has 1.25 Mbyte per core, the new ones have 2 mbytes per core.

In total, six models were introduced today: the flagship Core i9-139000K and Core i9-139000KF, the medium Core i7-137000K and Core i7-137000KKF, as well as the more accessible Core i5-13600K and Core i5-13600KF. They all have a unlocked multiplier and are more advanced and expensive solutions in Intel. Recall that KF souffix models are only missing built-in graphics, but all other features are identical to conventional processors. Annotes of the more accessible Raptor Lake processors, which are not capable of being dispersed, are expected later.

The Senior Core i9-13900K received 24 nuclei and 32 flow support, as well as 32 mbytes of L2 cache and 36 mbytes of L3 cache. Eight of these are high-performance Raptor Coves. Their base frequency is 3.0 GHz, all of which can be automatically accelerated to 5.4 GHz at a time, and the maximum frequency provided by Thermal Velocity Boost for 1-2 kernels is 5.8 GHz. A further 16 kernels in the flagship are energy efficient Gracémont. Their base frequency is 2.2 GHz and their maximum frequency is 4.3 GHz.

The Core i7-13700K processor has eight P- and E-nuclears, which in the end provides 24 streams. The same configuration has the old Core i9-12900K. The new Core i7 has a maximum tactical frequency of 5.4 GHz. Finally, Core i5-13600K has six P-nuclears and eight E-nuclears, offering 20 streams. These processors can automatically have a tactical frequency of 5.1 GHz.

As far as productivity is concerned, on a slide above Intel compares Core i9-13900K to its predecessor Core i9-12900K in games. It appears that in most projects the new is faster, even 20 percent or more.

Intel also compares Core i9-13900K with the old AMD flagship Ryzen 95950X. Intel's new game provides a higher average FPS of between 6 and 58% depending on the project. Intel also compares with the previous generation's best game processor, Ryzen 75800X3D. And in some games, the latter is faster or equal to the new Core i9-13900K.

Intel also compares Core i9-13900K, Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 95950X in various professional applications from Adobe and Autodesk.

Together with the new CPU, Intel has introduced new chipsets in the 700 series, and the manufacturers of motherboards will issue new solutions based on them, while the Raptor Lake will be implemented in the same LGA 1700 building as the current Alder Lake.

Raptor Lake, Core i5-13600KF, is currently the most available, valued at $294. In comparison, last year's Core i5-12600KF cost $264. The flagship Core i9-139000K costs the same amount as its predecessor, $589. The Intel Core 13th generation is sold on October 20.

Intel also promised to release a limited series of processors next year that could automatically run to 6.0 GHz. It's probably about Core i9-13900KS.