Las month, Intel launched their 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors. These CPUs are built on a hybrid architecture using Gracemont power-efficient cores and Raptor Cove for its performance cores. Intel is promising up to 15% better single-threaded performance and up to 41% improved multi-threaded performance on Raptor Lake.
Core counts remain untouched generation with the i5 models packing 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, i7s with 8 performance and efficiency cores, and the i9 variants getting 16 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores.
The CPUs will have increased CPU support of up to DDR5-5600 and retains DDR4 compatibility. PCIe 5.0 support is still present and they will be backward compatible with 600 series motherboards with a BIOS update.
Of course, Intel is also launching the 700 series motherboards with their new processors. These new boards will have up to 8 additional PCIe 4.0 lanes with up to 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 support, and DMI Gen 4.0.
Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Processors
|Efficiency Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores|
|Performance Cores||6 Cores||6 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||16 Cores||16 Cores|
|Thread Count||20 Threads||20 Threads||24 Threads||24 Threads||32 Threads||32 Threads|
|Base Clock (E-Cores)||2.60GHz||2.60GHz||2.50GHz||2.50GHz||2.20GHz||2.20GHz|
|Boost Clock (E-Cores)||3.90GHz||3.90GHz||4.20GHz||4.20GHz||4.30GHz||4.30GHz|
|Base Clock (P-Cores)||3.50GHz||3.50GHz||3.40GHz||3.40GHz||3.00GHz||3.00GHz|
|Boost Clock (P-Cores)||5.10GHz||5.10GHz||5.30GHz||5.30GHz||5.80GHz||5.80GHz|
|Turbo 3.0 Clock||N/A||N/A||5.40GHz||5.40GHz||5.70GHz||5.70GHz|
|Intel Smart Cache||24MB||24MB||30MB||30MB||36MB||36MB|
|Memoy Support||Up to DDR5 5600MHz, Up to DDR4 3200MHz|
|PCIe Configuration||PCIe 5.0 and Pcie 4.0|
|iGPU||N/A||Intel UHD 770||N/A||Intel UHD 770||N/A||Intel UHD 770|
|Manufacturing Process||Intel 7|
|Price||PhP 19,500||PhP 21,000||PhP 26,000||PhP 27,000||PhP 36,500||PhP 39,500|
Pricing and Availability
Prices for the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs will start at PhP 19,500 in the Philippines. Six processors will be available for Filipino enthusiasts including K and KF variants. Pricing are as follows:
- Intel Core i5-13600KF – PhP 19,500
- Intel Core i5-13600K – PhP 21,000
- Intel Core i7-13700KF – PhP 26,000
- Intel Core i7-13700K – PhP 27,000
- Intel Core i9-13900KF – PhP 36,500
- Intel Core i9-13900K – PhP 39,500
Local retailers like PCHub and Bermorzone have already starting posting listings for pre-orders of the Raptor Lake processors. The processors are expected to arrive in the Philippines this November 2022.