If you’re hungry for pre-launch Raptor Lake info, the Bilibili-based Extreme Player looks like a good source of nourishment. Chinese Tech The man on his social media yesterday shared an extensive Intel Core i9-13900KF (QS) test with liquid cooling.Today, Extreme Player is back with what he claims List of Intel 13th Generation Core Processors (opens in new tab)He doesn’t claim the specs represent the definitive and final Raptor Lake product matrix, but what’s the status today, August 19th? Therefore, treat the information with care.
We already had some great ideas for the specs of the Raptor Lake launch chip. I believe that this will be the “three K’s”. Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K, Core i5-13600K. So it’s nice to see more details on Intel’s unattractive non-overclocking chips and the lower tier chips that many gamers and his DIY enthusiasts choose on a budget.
Extreme Player has included base clock data for all chips in the table, but one significant omission that enthusiasts are looking for is turbo clock data. When asked about this omission in a social media post comment, the Chinese hardware enthusiast indicated that he could not share these details at this time. I don’t know if it knows that there is still time for the turbo clock to change.
Still, some interesting observations and comparisons can be made from the underlying clock data. For example, the new Core i9-13900K/KF has a reported base clock of 3.0 GHz. 200 MHz slower than its Alder Lake ancestor. The Core i7-13700K/KF and Core i5-13600K/KF models also see the same 200 MHz generational base clock reduction.
We already knew that efficiency cores would play a more important role in the processing mix across the Raptor Lake family. According to Extreme Player’s table, all chips in the 13th Gen Core series are said to feature at least some E-core, with the exception of the Core i3-13100. This bottom-of-the-line Core i3 (the only one in the table) has just four performance cores (and hyper-threading), just like its Alder Lake predecessor. The only difference between the Core i3-13100 and the Core i3-12100 is that the latter’s base clock is 100 MHz slower. So even though more cores, cache, and higher frequencies are hallmarks of Raptor Lake, the poor little Core i3-13100 is an outlier again – same 12MB Intel Smart Cache as the Core i3-12100. We have
Another feature worth commenting on is how Intel distinguishes between the Core i5-13500 and the Core i5-13400. These chips climb the ladder with E-cores in the 13th Gen, while the Core i5-13500 falls back by 500 MHz in inter-generational base clocks (the Core i5-13400 base clocks are not). Change). So, according to this table, the Core i5-13500 and Core i5-13400 are identical except for the E-core quotas of 8 and 4 respectively. Indeed, there may be differences in turbo clocks when the full specs come out.
Finally, remember to take information from such sources with a pinch of salt. Extreme Player tacitly acknowledges that some of these specifications may change between now and official release. Still, it’s exciting to see the big picture for the Raptor Lake family of CPUs starting to emerge from the fog.