Tech giant Intel announced its latest 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop processors as part of its Intel Vision event.
Like its predecessor, the 12th generation Alder Lake processors, the 13th generation Raptor Lake uses Intel’s hybrid architecture, which combines performance (P-cores) and efficiency (E-cores) x86 cores and uses the latest Z790 chipset. Intel states that the Raptor lake CPUs offer more hybrid cores than the previous generation, with the flagship CPU featuring 24 cores (16 efficiency + 8 performance cores).
Leading Intel’s 13th generation CPU line is the $589 i9-13900K, offering 24 processor cores, 32 processor threads, and clock speeds up to 5.8 GHz. As per the other Intel CPUs, the processor chips with the “K” at the end include Intel UHD graphics, with the other three CPUs offering the integrated graphics, include the $409 i7-13700K and the more affordable $319 i5-13600K CPUs.
Intel also teased that mobile versions of Raptor Lake will arrive in 2023, in its typical U (ultralight), H (power user), P (mainstream-performance), and HX( unlocked) series. The P series of mobile CPUs were introduced with the 12th Generation Alder Lake family.
Another distinction of the Raptor Lake is these new processors support DDR4 and DDR5 RAM. Intel expects the DDR4 RAM to coexist in the market through the end of 2024.
The Raptor Lake processors and the Z790 motherboards will be available starting October 20, 2022.