Because of German YouTuber by the title of Caseking, we’ve an early take a look at Intel’s reviewer equipment for the thirteenth Gen Raptor Lake launch. The evaluate equipment is available in a big field, that includes a die shot of Raptor Lake printed on the within of the field lid. Raptor Lake involves market on October twentieth.
The field itself is massive however skinny, with Intel’s brand on the highest and die pictures of Raptor Lake CPUs on either side of the field. Contained in the field we get a totally blown-up die shot of Raptor Lake itself which reveals off the structure in all its glory — together with the E core and P core configuration, caches, and extra.
If that is not sufficient, the evaluate equipment additionally features a glass decoration with one more die shot of Raptor Lake on one aspect, and the core specs of all three Okay sequence SKUs on the opposite. Its one thing reviewers can use as a backdrop merchandise in movies, and use as a decoration their desk.
Just like earlier evaluate kits, Intel’s Raptor Lake equipment solely comes with the Core i5-13600K and the Core i9-13900K — and lacks the i7-13700K variant. This implies we will probably be seeing opinions of the i9-13900K and i5-13600K fashions first, earlier than we see any opinions of i7-13700K variants. There’s an opportunity some information retailers will handle to seize an i7-13700K variant from retailers earlier than the evaluate embargo lifts, nevertheless it’s slim.
Raptor Lake is Intel’s new thirteenth Technology CPU structure to succeed the present twelfth Gen Alder Lake structure. These new chips characteristic critical upgrades from the Alder Lake microarchitecture together with 2x extra E cores, extra L2 and L3 cache, and clock pace enhancements bringing Intel’s flagship i9-13900K as much as 5.8GHz enhance. If that wasn’t sufficient Intel has shared hints of a upcoming “6GHz” Raptor Lake CPU that will probably be coming sooner or later — probably an i9-13900KS.
Intel claims these chips will provide as much as 15% greater single-threaded efficiency and 41% extra multi-threaded efficiency in comparison with Alder Lake. If these outcomes show to be true, Raptor Lake will probably be a giant efficiency improve for all patrons — together with present Alder Lake homeowners.
Raptor Lake will slot into present 600 sequence motherboards and help DDR5 in addition to the older DDR4, giving Raptor Lake an edge in upgradability in comparison with AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs — which is able to function on the all-new AM5 socket.
Raptor Lake launches Oct. 20 with the preliminary three Core i5-13600K, i7-13700K, and i9-13900K fashions; extra SKUs could comply with afterward.