In advance of the official launch, a new leak appears to have disclosed the majority of Intel’s 13th-generation (Raptor Lake) desktop CPU lineup. Most of the models will be better than the previous ones, and the CPUs will have up to 24 cores and 36 MB of cache, according to an image uploaded on the social media site Billi Billi.
The S-series and K-series processors with 65W and 125W TDP have both been revealed. The Intel Core i9, which has 24 cores total (8 performance (P) cores and 16 efficiencies (E) cores), is next in line as usual. Since the E cores don’t enable hyperthreading, we know from Intel’s investor meeting earlier this year that 32 threads are what we’re looking at.
These CPUs have 36MB of cache instead of 30MB like the Intel Core i9-12900 versions, in addition to having more cores.
Additionally, the rest of the lineup is improved. The 13th generation of Intel Core i7 processors will contain 16 cores (8P + 8E). This is up from the 12 cores (8P + 4E) in the 12th generation. The majority of Core i5 processors also appear to have 14 cores (6P + 8E), compared to the K series’ 10 cores (6P + 4E) and the S-series’ six cores in the 12th generation (all P cores). Due to its 6 P cores and 4 E cores, the Core i5-13400 is unique. The only processor whose number of cores or the cache hasn’t changed is the Core i3.
It is still equipped with four P-cores. It’s unfortunate that the boost clock speeds for each model are not displayed in the table. Since the cores’ architecture will be altered to make them quicker and (hopefully) more efficient, this just reveals a portion of the picture. Intel hasn’t provided any specific figures yet; all they’ve revealed so far is that performance improvement of up to 10% is to be anticipated. We hoped to not have to wait too long for the 12th-generation CPUs, which were announced in October of last year. However, information regarding the architecture was released a little early.
Intel 13th Gen ‘Raptor Lake’ CPU Performance
Although Intel hasn’t yet released precise performance figures for the 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU family, based on what we do know, we may anticipate increases in gaming performance of about 10-15% and multi-threading performance of 15–25%. These are merely projections, and actual CPU performance may be significantly higher. With Raptor Lake, Intel’s primary goals are to combat 3D V-Cache and Zen 4 CPUs. We may anticipate Zen 4 and its 3D variations to further replace AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which the company has already touted as the greatest gaming CPU available at the moment.
During Investors Day ’22, Intel demonstrated the advantages of the additional cores and demonstrated how the E-Cores can offload the work in Blender and leave the 16 P-Core threads available for other tasks.
Although we don’t know if the Alder Lake chip was also running at base TDP or its max TDP, the Raptor Lake chip utilized in the demo is an ES part running at lower clock rates and at a base TDP of 125W and was able to surpass the Core i9-12900K. However, it appears that the additional cores will result in a nice improvement in overall performance. Recent speculations claim that the top components will have clock rates as high as 5.8 GHz, which would be wild to see on the desktop PC platform.
Several benchmarks of Intel’s Core i9-13900K and Core i9-13900 have surfaced throughout time, demonstrating promising performance that is far superior to AMD Ryzen 5000 and Intel 12th Gen CPU lineup in multi-threaded tasks and provides a solid beating in single-threaded workloads as well. Since these are still ES chips, the final version should perform significantly better. New benchmarks of the Intel Core i9-13900K compare it to the Core i9-12900K and reveal that it performs up to 14% faster single-threaded and 35% faster multi-threaded.
With Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 CPUs, AMD is now expected to obtain an additional >15% single-threaded IPC uplift and an overall >35% multi-threaded uplift as a result of architectural and clock improvements, so it will be a really close battle in between the two flagships.