With AMD finally launching it Ryzen 7000 CPU & AM5 platformtime to switch to Intel 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPU & Z790 platforms.

13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake CPUs to Launch on October 20, Includes Z790 Motherboard & Unlocked SKUs

The latest information has been leaked by @wxnod who managed to get the full schedule of Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake from the presentation in China. As per the presentation, it looks like Intel will officially introduce the Raptor Lake chip on September 27 (28 in Taiwan) and the launch will take place about a month later on October 20. Meanwhile, Intel will accept pre-orders for the chip. Based on the information we have:

Intel Raptor Lake-S Processor & Intel Z790 Chipset: Consumers Only for K & KF CPU Enthusiasts

  • Product Information Embargo Date: 27 September 2022 @ 9:20 am PT (Intel Innovation ’22)
  • Sales Embargo Date: 20 October 2022 @ 06:00am PT

Commercial Workstations & Intel Raptor Lake-S . Processor Entry

  • Product Information Embargo Date: February 19 – March 18, 2023
  • Sales Embargo Date: February 19 – March 18, 2023

Note that the AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU & AM5 platform will be available on retail shelves on the same day as Intel’s announcement. As scheduled, Intel will start taking pre-orders for the Core i9-13900K (F) on September 27 while pre-orders for the Core i7-13700K (F) and Core i5-13600K (F) will be available. open on October 13th. At the moment, we don’t have an embargo date but this means the blue team will be rolling out the next generation of parts almost a month after the AMD Zen 4 lands on the desktop PC platform.

The 13th Gen Intel Raptor Lake CPUs will use a hybrid core design, featuring a mix of Performance-Optimized ‘P’ and Efficiency-Optimized ‘E’ cores. For the new chips, Intel will use a new P-Core known as Raptor Cove which will replace the Golden Cove core featured on Alder Lake CPUs. For The E-Core, Intel will keep the existing Gracemont core architecture but will come with minor improvements. Here are some of the main changes you should expect:

13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake Desktop CPU Expected Features:

  • Up to 24 Cores & 32 Threads
  • New Raptor Cove CPU Cores (Higher P-Core IPC)
  • Based on ‘Intel 7’ ESF 10nm . process node
  • Clock speed up to 6.0 GHz (expected)
  • Duplicate E-Core on certain variants
  • Improved Cache for P-Core & E-Core
  • Supported on existing LGA 1700 motherboards
  • New Z790, H770, and B760 motherboards
  • Up to 28 PCIe Lanes (PCH Gen 4 + Gen 3)
  • Up to 28 PCIe Lanes (CPU Gen 5 x16 + Gen 4 x12)
  • Dual Channel DDR5-5600 Memory Support
  • 20 lanes PCIe Gen 5
  • Enhanced Overclocking Features
  • 125W PL1 TDP (Featured SKU)
  • PCIe M.2 . AI Technology
  • Q4 2022 launch (May October)

So starting from the lineup, there are a total of 14 SKUs which include four Core i9 models, four Core i7 models, five Core i5 models, and one Core i3 model. There are three CPU revisions starting with H-0 for the only Core i3 model, C-0 for Core i5-13400, Core i5-13500 & Core i5-13600 while the rest are based on revision B-0.

Revisions H0 and C0 may have a similar silicon and die structure to the existing Alder Lake section minus the upgraded cache of the Raptor Lake design while silicon B0 may have additional cache.

Intel Core i9-13900K 24 Core Raptor Lake CPU Specifications

The Intel Core i9-13900K is Raptor Lake’s flagship CPU, featuring 24 cores and 32 threads in 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core configurations. The CPU is configured at a base clock of 3.0 GHz, a single-core boost clock of 5.8 GHz (1-2) cores, and an all-core boost clock of 5.5 GHz (all 8 P-Cores). This CPU has a combined cache of 68 MB and a PL1 rating of 125W which goes up to 250W. The CPU can also consume up to 350W of power when using “Extreme Performance Mode” which we detailed a few hours ago here.

  • Core i9-13900K 8+16 (24/32) – 3.0 / 5.8 GHz – 66 MB cache, 125W (PL1) / 250W+ (PL2)?
  • Core i9-12900K 8+8 (16/24) – 3.2 / 5.2 GHz – 30 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 241W (PL2)

CPU Specifications Intel Core i7-13700K 16 Core Raptor Lake

The Intel Core i7-13700K CPU will be the fastest 13th Gen Core i7 chip offered in the Raptor Lake CPU lineup. This chip has a total of 16 cores and 24 threads. This configuration is possible with 8 P-Cores based on the Raptor Cove architecture and 8 E-Cores based on the Grace Mont core architecture. The CPU is equipped with 30 MB L3 cache and 24 MB L2 cache for a combined total of 54 MB cache. The chip runs at a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 5.40 GHz. The all-core boost is rated at 5.3 GHz for the P-Cores while the E-Cores has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz.

  • Core i7-13700K 8+8 (16/24) – 3.4 / 5.3 GHz – Cache 54 MB, 125W (PL1) / 244W (PL2)?
  • Core i7-12700K 8+4 (12/20) – 3.6 / 5.0 GHz, 25 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 190W (PL2)

Intel Core i5-13600K 14 Core Raptor Lake CPU Specifications

The Intel Core i5-13600K has a total of 14 cores which includes 6 P-Core based on Raptor Cove and 8 E-Core based on current Gracemont core. That’s the same number of P-Cores as the Intel Core i5-12600K but the number of E-Cores has doubled. So we see a 40% core count bump and a 25% thread count bump vs Alder Lake Core i5-12600K. The CPU is equipped with 24 MB L3 and 20 MB L2 cache for a combined total of 44 MB cache. The clock speed is set at 3.5 GHz base, 5.2 GHz boost and all core 5.1 GHz boost while the E-Core operates at 3.5 GHz base & 3.9 GHz boost.

  • Core i5-13600K 6+8 (14/20) – 3.5 / 5.1 GHz – 44 MB cache, 125W (PL1) /180W (PL2)?
  • Core i5-12600K 6+4 (10/16) – 3.6 / 4.9 GHz – 20 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 150W (PL2)

Moving on to the other SKUs, we clearly have a 65W Non-K SKU optimized with lower TDP. The Intel Core i5-13400 seems to be a nice upgrade over the Core i5-12400 as it now offers a total of 4 E-Cores in addition to the 6 P-Cores which should help improve multi-threaded performance. Core i5-13500 is another upgraded variant that offers a step up to 6 P-Core and 8 E-Core unlike Core i5-12400 and Core i5-12500 which share identical configuration without P-Core. The Core i3 lineup features only 1 SKU and it is the Core i3-13100 which will retain its 4-core and 8-thread layout.

13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPU Family:

CPU Name Revision Silicone / QDF Core Count-P E-Core Count Total Core/Thread Base / P-Core Upgrade (Max) P-Core (All-Core) Upgrade Base / E-Core Upgrade Enhanced E-Core (All-Core) Cache (Total L2 + L3) TDP MSRP
Intel Core i9-13900K B0/Q1E1 8 16 24 / 32 3.0 / 5.8 GHz 5.5 GHz (All Core) TBD / 4.7 GHz 4.3 GHz (All Core) 68 MB 125W (PL1)
250W (PL2)?
TBA
Intel Core i9-13900KF B0/Q1EX 8 16 24 / 32 3.0 / 5.8 GHz 5.5 GHz (All Core) TBD / 4.7 GHz 4.3 GHz (All Core) 68 MB 125W (PL1)
250W (PL2)?
TBA
Intel Core i9-13900 B0/Q1EJ 8 16 24 / 32 2.0 / 5.6 GHz TBD TBD TBD 68 MB 65W (PL1)
~200W (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i9-13900F B0/Q1ES 8 16 24 / 32 2.0 / 5.6 GHz TBD TBD TBD 68 MB 65W (PL1)
~200W (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i7-13700K B0/Q1EN 8 8 16/24 3.4 / 5.4 GHz 5.3 GHz (All Core) 3.4 / 4.3 GHz TBD 54 MB 125W (PL1)
228W (PL2)?
TBA
Intel Core i7-13700KF B0/Q1ET 8 8 16/24 3.4 / 5.4 GHz 5.3 GHz (All Core) 3.4 / 4.3 GHz TBD 54 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i7-13700 B0/Q1EL 8 8 16/24 TBD TBD TBD TBD 54 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i7-13700F B0/Q1EU 8 8 16/24 TBD TBD TBD TBD 54 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i5-13600K B0/Q1EK 6 8 14/20 3.5 / 5.2 GHz 5.1 GHz (All Core) 3.5 / 3.9 GHz TBD 44 MB 125W (PL1)
180W (PL2)?
TBA
Intel Core i5-13600KF B0/Q1EV 6 8 14/20 3.5 / 5.2 GHz 5.1 GHz (All Core) 3.5 / 3.9 GHz TBD 44 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i5-13600 C0/Q1DF 6 8 14/20 TBD TBD TBD TBD 44 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i5-13500 C0/Q1DK 6 8 14/20 2.5 / 4.5 GHz TBD TBD TBD 32 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i5-13400 C0/Q1DJ 6 4 10/16 2.5 / 4.1 GHz TBD TBD TBD 28 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA
Intel Core i3-13100 H0/Q1CV 4 0 4/8 TBD TBD TBD TBD 12 MB 65W (PL1)
TBD (PL2)
TBA

Intel 13th Generation Raptor Lake Desktop CPU including the flagship Core i9-13900K is expect to launch in October on the Z790 platform. CPU will fight AMD Ryzen 7000 . CPU lineup which also launches in Fall 2022.

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