Intel''s 13th Gen Core processor, named ''Raptor Lake,'' is kicking off its high-end desktop models, including the flagship Core i9-13900K, which features a 5.8GHz peak boost speed and a total of 24 cores, with eight more than dedicated single-threaded cores, as well as a huge 41 percent increase in workloads. Compared to the Core i9-12900K from last year, Intel has claimed a new high-end processor, claiming
Six CPU models have been announced, along with a new set of 700-series chipsets for motherboards and a new smartphone integration platform called Intel Unison. Both are with a 36-bit L3 cache, with a 2-bit L2 per P-core, and a 4-bit per processor. The rated maximum power draw at boost speeds, with an adequate cooling solution, is 253W.
Both Intel versions have 16 cores in total, with eight P-cores and eight E-cores. The highest speed is 5.4GHz, with 30MB of L3 cache and 24MB of L2 cache in total. Both Base and max TDPs are 125W and 253W respectively.
The Core i5-13600K and 13600KF feature 14 cores (six P-cores with eight E-cores) that range at 5.1GHz, respectively, with 24MB and 20MB of L3 and L2 cache respectively. This pair is compatible with base and max TDP ratings.
All six processors are overclockable and available in boxed retail units and on desktop devices worldwide starting October 20. AMD''s brand new Ryzen 7000 series is expected to debut.
The Intel 7 manufacturing process, increased clock speeds, and improved cache architecture are among Intel''s promising generational improvements. Intel''s Thread Director scheduler algorithm, which estimates which tasks are assigned to different core types, has been updated using machine learning. P-cores have reached over 8GHz and DDR5 are predicted to reach 10,000MT/s using liquid nitrogen.
The new 700-series chipsets will allow for DDR5-5600 RAM, PCIe 5.0 support, Thunderbolt 4, and Wi-Fi 6e. 13th Gen CPUs use the same socket and are pin-compatible with existing Intel 600-series chipsets, and motherboards with both DDR4 and DDR5 will be available.
Intel has also announced its Unison software platform that is geared towards helping users to connect their iPhone or Android smartphone without having to jot multiple devices. The technology is based on Screenovate, which Intel acquired late last year. Unison will first be available on Intel Evo platform laptops with Acer, HP, and Lenovo already on it this year.