Intel’s Raptor Lake processors will ship with 12 different consumer desktop CPU models, according to the latest rumors.
it comes from Wccftech (opens in new tab)who got his hands on a leaked spec sheet for the initial lineup of 13th-gen chips.
The theory is that Intel will initially release the Core i9-13900K and vanilla 13900, along with the Core i7-13700K plus 13700, Core i5-13600K and Core i5-13400.
There are six models, and supposedly there will also be ‘F’ versions of these six processors, like the Core i9-13900KF and 13900F. The addition of that letter simply means that they are variants without an integrated GPU (allowing for slightly cheaper pricing for those with a discrete graphics card).
That makes 12 CPUs in total for the initial launch (plus a few business-oriented chips, the 13900T and 13700T, which are low-power variants).
The flagship Core i9-13900K is shown with a maximum boost of 5.8 GHz, a long-rumored speed and an all-core boost of 5.5 GHz (for the performance cores – the efficiency cores, 16 of them, at the top at 4.3 GHz).
Wccftech maintains that Raptor Lake will be unveiled on September 27 at Intel’s big innovation event, with the processors actually going on sale on October 20, as recent speculation has indicated.
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It’s interesting to see leaks that show a large number of processors present from the start, as elsewhere we’ve heard that Intel could be looking at a more limited release of just a few ‘K’ CPU models to begin with (i.e. the 13900K, 13700K and 13600K). It could be the case, though, that these are the chips that go on pre-order a week before the October 20 shelf date, and the other 13th-gen processors could arrive very quickly after that.
Other notable points made in the leaked specs here include the claim that the TDPs for Raptor Lake run from 65W to 125W on the high end, which sounds very palatable. But remember: the flagship 13900K is rumored to have an extreme performance mode that can reach much, much higher wattages than that (although enthusiasts who want that kind of performance probably aren’t too worried about the bills). power).
Raptor Lake CPUs look set to deliver some pretty good framerates, but the same goes for AMD’s next-gen offerings. Indeed, what we’ve seen of the Ryzen 7000 chips so far after their initial reveal makes the Zen 4-based silicon look pretty strong – with some good news on the pricing front too.
AMD will also have a key advantage in terms of actually going on sale on September 27 – way ahead of Raptor Lake (in theory), and with a lot of rumors available, that could give Team Red a big head start. in the battle for the next generation’s territory.