Intel’s 13th Gen Core ‘Raptor Lake’ CPUs final lineup, specs and sale date confirmed
Intel is preparing a total of 14 SKUs for the new launch. First, six common SKUs. Core i9 13900k, Core i7 13700K, Core i5 13600k, Core i9 13900, Core i7 13700 and Core i5 13400. Five of these SKUs have integrated graphics, device ID A780h, 32 EUs, and clock speeds between 1.6GHz and 1.55GHz. Intel is offering K-series CPUs the ability to overclock the integrated GPU. The Core i5 13400 is the only CPU in this batch to have a different integrated GPU, with device ID A782h, a graphics engine slashed by 24 EUs, and a clock speed of 1.55GHz.
The TDP of this lineup is controlled between 125W for the K-series and 65W for the non-K-series (although the burst wattage will be significantly higher than 125W unless capped), and it has clock configurations from 24 cores to 10 cores. The flagship Core i9 13900K has 8 P cores and 16 E cores, while the Core i5 13400 has 6 P cores and 4 E cores. 5 of the 6 CPUs in this lineup support DDR4 memory with a maximum frequency of 3200MHz and DDR5 with a maximum frequency of 5600MHz.
The Core i3 only supports DDR5 at 4800 MHz. Of course, IMC OC is supported, so you can use higher clock speed memory for all of these products. The Core i9 13900K has a cache size of 36MB, while the Core i5 13400 has a cache size of 20MB. The socket is LGA1700, all SKUs support ECC except the Core i7 13700 and Core i5 13400, the exact core breakdown with clock speed tiers is given in the table below.
Next we look at the KF and F-series CPUs, which don’t include an integrated GPU (so they’re slightly cheaper). All F-series SKUs are basically the same as non-F-series SKUs, except for the removal of iGPU and ECC support.
Finally, the T-series is Intel’s low-power variety. The Core i9 13900T and Core i7 13700T have a base TDP of only 35W and are designed for enterprise applications. That’s why both have ECC support and an iGPU. The clock speeds are slightly conservative due to the reduced TDP, and there is no GPU OC support. Interestingly, the iGPU is clocked at 1.6GHz for both SKUs, and the Core i9 13900T also has adaptive boosting.
Preliminary performance tests show that the toothpaste squeeze problem of Intel products has been greatly improved, and the performance of this generation has improved significantly. However, like the previous generation, the TDP numbers can be misleading, as the burst wattage will be significantly higher than stated. This flagship CPU can easily have up to twice the base TDP burst before calming down to PL1. We also expect competitive pricing from Intel becauseAMDIt will also launch its seventh-generation Ryzen CPUs around the same time. So no matter which faction you’re in, it’s a good time to level up.