Intel unveils 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop processors

​The Intel 13th Gen desktop “K” processors and the Intel Z790 chipset motherboards will be available starting October 20, 2022.

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Highlights

  • Intel Core i9-13900K features 24 processor cores, 32 processor threads, and a boost clock frequency of up to 5.8Ghz.
  • The 13th Gen processors will support DDR5 memory and is also compatible with DDR4 memory.
  • Intel 700 Series chipset comes with advanced features and enhanced performance.

Intel has announced its 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop processor family at Intel Innovation. The company unveiled six new 13th Gen processors, including i9-13900K, 19-13900KF, i7-13700K, i7-13700KF, i5-13600K, and i5-13600KF. Intel Core i9-13900K is claimed to be the world’s fastest desktop processor, with 24 processor cores, 32 processor threads, and a boost clock frequency of up to 5.8Ghz. The 13th Gen processor lineup uses the Intel 7 process technology, same as the 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs.

“We are raising the standards of PC performance once again with our latest generation of flagship 13th Gen Intel Core Processors. The 13th Gen Intel Core family is the latest example of how Intel is enabling amazing experiences to happen on the PC – at scale and across all PC product segments. Combine this with an industry-leading partner ecosystem and new solutions like Intel Unison, and together we are showing the world what’s truly possible with the PC experience going forward, ” said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president, and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel.

Intel states that there will be 22 desktop processors in the 13th Gen lineup with more than 125 partner system designs. Further, the processors will work with the existing 600 series motherboards (which may require a BIOS update) and the upcoming 700 series Intel chipset motherboards. The chips will also support DDR4 memory and DDR5 technology. The 13th Gen desktop processors are said to deliver up to 15 percent better single-threaded performance and up to 41 percent better multi-threaded performance compared to previous gen processors.

For overclocking, Intel has updated the Intel Speed Optimizer app, which provides a one-click overclocking feature, to support the 13th Gen processors. Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0 and Intel Dynamic Memory Boost allows users to overclock DDR4 and DDR5 memory with minimal effort. The 13th Gen desktop processors will also support PCIe Gen 5.0 technology with up to 16 lanes off the processor.

Alongside, Intel also introduced the new Intel 700 Series chipset with advanced features and enhanced performance. It comes with a total of 28 lanes, including eight additional PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes combined with PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes. It has increased USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps) ports, and the DMI Gen 4.0 improves the chipset-to-CPU throughput for faster access to peripheral devices and networking. Intel is bringing forward and backward compatibility and the 13th Gen desktop processors will work with existing Intel 600 chipset-based motherboards with enhanced performance.

​The Intel 13th Gen desktop “K” processors and the Intel Z790 chipset motherboards will be available starting October 20, 2022. It also includes the boxed processors, motherboards, and desktop system sales. The company will share additional details about the 13th Gen processors later.

Lastly, Intel has showcased a new tool called Intel Unison, which will allow users to connect their Android or iOS devices to a Windows 11 PC using wi-fi or Bluetooth and transfer files between them. It also lets users manage phone notifications, calls, and text messages. It will be available on select Intel Evo laptops with 12th Gen processors from Acer, HP and Lenovo later this fall, and the 13th Gen Intel Core devices in early 2023.

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14 cores for an i5 is just overkill smh

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