The launch presentation slides of the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop CPU have been leaked on the internet. All the official information about the CPU has now been revealed through the slides. Although, many of the essential specifications were already leaked earlier.
Possibly, the “K”/ “KF” variants of Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 will launch first, as usual, with the Z790 chipset. As per the slide, a total of six SKUs are planned – Core i9-13900K, i9-13900KF, Core i7-13700K, i7-13700KF, Core i5-13600K, i5-13600KF.
Intel significantly increased the E-core count in its 13th Gen across Core i9 to i5. Also, Raptor Lake will have a bigger cache size than the previous 12th generation. Moreover, the CPU PCIe lanes are unchanged, that is, 16-lanes PCIe 5.0 and 4-lanes PCIe 4.0.
The turbo power consumption is also higher in the 13th Gen Raptor Lake compared to the 12th Gen. However, the power consumption is justified by the frequency gain we get in the Intel 13th Generation. The max power consumption of Intel 12th generation Core i9 is 241 W, Core i7 has 190 W, and Core i5 has 150 W.
Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPU leaked specs
The Core i9-13900K has 24 cores and 32 threads (8P+16E). Max thermal boost frequency is up to 5.8 GHz, and P-core max boost is up to 5.4 GHz, whereas E-core max turbo is up to 4.3 GHz. The total cache (L3+L2) is 68 MB. Base power consumption is 125 W, but turbo boost power usage is 253 W.
Core i7-13700K has 16 cores and 24 threads (8P+8E). Max turbo boost frequency is up to 5.4 GHz, and P-core boost can go up to 5.3 GHz, whereas E-core max turbo is up to 4.2 GHz. The total cache (L3+L2) is 54 MB. Base power consumption is 125 W, but turbo boost power usage is 253 W.
Core i5-13600K has 14 cores and 20 threads (6P+8E). The P-core max turbo boost is up to 5.1 GHz, whereas the E-core max turbo is up to 3.9 GHz. The total cache (L3+L2) is 44 MB. Base power consumption is 125 W, but turbo boost power usage is 181 W.
Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop CPU supports DDR5 5600 MT/s and DDR4 3200 MT/s RAM. The Core i9, i7, and i5 “K” variant support Intel UHD Graphics 770 iGPU, and “KF” lacks integrated GPU. AMD added AVX512 support on RYzen 7000 CPU, which is missing in Intel 13th Generation.
The official launch of the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop CPU with Z790 chipset motherboard is expected on September 27. Also, cheaper CPUs and cheaper chipset motherboards will launch later.