Intel has announced a range of new CPUs that fall under the company’s 13th Gen branding. The range currently includes three new CPU models each with two variants. There’s a 13900K/13900KF, a 13700K/13700KF and 13600K/13600KF. The company says that the 13th gen offers up to 15% better single-threaded performance and up to 41% better multi-threaded performance compared to the 12th gen.
The top tier CPU in the Intel 13th gen lineup is the new Core i9-13900K. The CPU also comes in an iGPU-less variant called the 13900KF. The Core i9-13900K has 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores for a total of 32 threads. It has 32MB of L2 cache and 36MN of Intel Smart Cache. However, the E-cores don’t include Hyper-Threading. The P-Cores can boost up to 5.8GHz and the E-cores can go up to 4.3GHz. The CPU has a base power of 125W and a max turbo power of 253W.
The Core i9-13900K is going to set you back quite a penny. While Intel has yet to announce the official consumer retail price, the RCP, which is the price retailers pay if they order more than 1000 units starts at $589 for the iGPU 13900K and $564 for the 13900KF. You’ll likely pay close to $600 or above as a typical consumer.
Stepping down from the Core i9-13900K is the Intel 13th Gen 13700K. This CPU has 8 P-cores and 8 E-cores with a total thread count of 24. It has a 24MB L2 cache and a 30MB L3 cache. This chipset can boost up to 5.4GHz on the P-cores and 4.2GHz on the E-cores. It has a base power of 125W and a max Turbo power of 253W. The RCP is set at $409 for the iGPU model 13700K and $384 for the 13700KF.
Lastly, the range includes the entry-level 13600K. This chipset has 6 P-cores, 8 E-cores and a total thread count of 20. It has 20MB of L2 cache and 24MN of L3 cache. The P-cores can boost up to 5.1GHz and the E-cores up to 3.9GHz. It has a base power of 125W and a turbo power of 181W. It is expected to cost $319 for the 13600K and $294 for the 13600KF.
Intel says that all six 13th Gen CPU models feature 20 CPU PCIe lanes. They also support DDR5 5600 and DDR4 3200 memory with faster memory support through XMP. All the K models also feature UHD 770 graphics. The new chips will all work on the new Z790 motherboards as well as the previous 600-series boards.
Intel says that the new processors and motherboards will be available starting on 20 October.