Following AMD’s recent launch of the Ryzen 7000 series, On October 20, 2022 the latest Intel 13th Gen “Raptor Lake” has now officially launched.
More specifically, at this point Intel has detailed its desktop 13th Gen chips. Intel claimed that the 13th Gen is going to be sturdier, faster, and stronger than its predecessor the 12th Gen. There is much to discuss, dissect and of course, compared to the competition.
Here is the detailed information about Intel 13th Gen “Raptor Lake”.
The 13th Gen CPUs are built on the same Intel 7 process as the 12th Gen “Alder Lake.” But, with the x86 performance hybrid architecture and impressive performance improvements – even through the most demanding of multitasking workloads. This includes up to 15% better single-threaded performance and up to 41% better multi-threaded performance.
With this generation, they claimed that Intel’s performance hybrid architecture brings together the fastest Performance-cores (P-core) ever built along with up to double the number of Efficient-cores (E-core) – delivering improved single-threaded and multi-threaded performance that enables world’s best gaming experience, continued advances in content creation performance, as well as an unmatched overclocking experience.
Following are the breakdown of the key specs to expect from the 13th Gen Intel Core i5, i7, and i9 :
Additionally, Intel 13th Gen increases its DDR5 support up to 5600, compared to 4800 in the 12th Gen. It is also now confirmed that DDR4 support does remain up to 3200. AMD has ditched DDR4 with Ryzen 7000, so this additional backward compatibility is no doubt a comfort to some Intel PC builders.
Both PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 support is included, with up to 16 lanes of PCIe 5.0 bandwidth. Consequently, the 13th Gen is compatible with both Z690 and Z790 chipsets while using the same LGA1700 socket as the 12th Gen. This also means the same cooler support as 12th Gen.
From the information we acquired from the website pcguide.com, the 13th Gen is seriously fast, easily holding its own against or outperforming Zen 4 in synthetic benchmarks.
Referring to the table above, the score of flagship 13th Gen model is higher than the Ryzen 9 alternative in both single and multi-core performance.
Moreover, when comparing 13th Gen to AMD Ryzen 5000, 13th Gen should see up to 15% gains on single-thread and up to 41% gains on multi-thread performance. In a handful of games when the Core i9-13900K is compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with both were paired with Nvidia RTX 3090 at 1080p, Intel boasts up to 58% increased average frame rates and up to 107% frame consistency with higher 1% lows. Content creators can also expect similarly impressive gains. In software such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Blender, the Core i9-13900K is up to 34% faster than its 12th Gen sibling.
Globally, prices vary, with the Intel Core i5-13600KF starting at just under $300, with its K variant just over $300. The top range Core i9 starts around $560. Meanwhile, on marketplaces in Indonesia, Intel Core i5-13600KF starts around 5 million rupiah, with its K variant starting at 5.5 million rupiah and for the top range Core i9 starts around 10.5 million rupiah. The difference between the K and KF variants is that the KF CPUs don’t come with integrated graphics. So, if you’re building a gaming PC with a dedicated GPU you can save yourself a little money.
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