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Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU Pricing Pops Up on Canadian Retailer

A Canadian electronics retailer’s listing of what looks like the Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake lineup has surfaced online.list found on twitter momomo_usis for Intel Core i9-13900K/KF, Core i7-13700K/KF, Core i5-13600K/KF. Think of these prices with a pinch of salt. It may just be a placeholder for an upcoming CPU. However, it looks like Intel’s new processors could cost about 15% more than the previous generation.

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Looking at the launch flagships first, the Intel Core i9-13900K is advertised for $941 CAD. That’s about $725 using today’s exchange rate. The same site lists the 12900K for $818 CAD, or about $630. Intel has previously said it would raise CPU prices because of inflation.

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Maybe there’s more than just inflation here. Intel Raptor Lake CPUs will feature larger dies with more cores (except for the rumored 4C/8T Core i3-13100 and below). The i9-13900K/KF has 33% more CPU cores than the i9-12900K/KF (although all the added cores are Efficiency cores). Does the extra silicon/core justify the noticeable premium? It depends on your view and the tasks you need your computer to do.

number of cores

max boost

USD price

Price hike by generation

Core i9-13900K

24C/32T

5.8GHz

$725

15%

Core i9-13900KF

24C/32T

5.8GHz

$695

17%

Core i7-13700K

16C/24T

5.4GHz

$511

17%

Core i7-13700KF

16C/24T

5.4GHz

$483

17%

Core i5-13600K

14C/20T

5.1 GHz

$355

16%

Core i5-13600KF

14C/20T

5.1 GHz

$327

19%

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