According to the latest rumors, Intel Raptor Lake processors will be launched with 12 different models of desktop processors for consumers.
It comes from Wccftech (opens in a new tab)who got their hands on a leaked spec sheet for the initial 13th generation chip set.
The theory is that Intel will initially debut the Core i9-13900K and Vanilla 13900, along with the Core i7-13700K plus 13700, Core i5-13600K and the Core i5-13400.
These are six models, and apparently there will also be “F” versions of these six processors, such as the Core i9-13900KF and 13900F. The addition of this letter simply means that these are variants without an integrated GPU (allowing slightly lower prices for those who have a discrete graphics card).
That adds up to a total of 12 processors per first boot (plus a few enterprise chips, the 13900T and 13700T, which are both low-power variants).
The flagship Core i9-13900K is shown with a maximum acceleration to 5.8 GHz, a speed that has long been talked about, and with a boost of all cores to 5.5 GHz (for performance cores – 16 of them is the highest). at 4.3 GHz).
Wccftech maintains that Raptor Lake will be revealed on September 27 at Intel’s big innovation event, and the processors will go on sale on October 20, recent speculation shows.
Analysis: More models than expected
Interesting are the leaks that show quite a few CPUs are found right out of the gate, as we’ve heard elsewhere that Intel might be shooting at a more limited release of just a few “K” CPU models to start with (namely the 13900K, 13700K, and 13600K) . However, there may be times when these are chips that will be pre-ordered a week before the October 20 date on the shelf, and other 13th-gen processors may arrive very quickly after that.
Other notable points made in the specifications disclosed are the claim that the TDPs for Raptor Lake range from 65W to 125W in the high-end, which sounds very nice. But remember: reportedly the flagship 13900K has an extreme performance mode that can peak power with much more power (although enthusiasts who want that kind of performance are unlikely to worry about energy bills).
It looks like Raptor Lake processors will deliver really lame frame rates, but the same is true for next-gen AMD products. Indeed, what we’ve seen so far with the Ryzen 7000 chips, after their initial disclosure, makes the Zen 4-based silicon look quite strong – with some good news on the price front as well.
AMD will also gain a key lead in terms of actually going on sale on September 27 – well ahead of Raptor Lake (in theory), and reportedly with plenty of stock at hand, which could give Team Red a serious start in the fight for the next-gen turf.