Intel's entire 13th-gen Core desktop processor lineup disclosed, includes 22 SKUs

Tudor Cibean

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Something to look forward to: Intel will likely unveil its non-K desktop Raptor Lake lineup early next year at CES. The company might also announce new chipsets at the same event, including H770, B760, and H710, and some of its Raptor Lake mobile parts.

Microsoft recently added Intel's entire 13th-gen Core desktop processor lineup to its Windows 11 compatibility list, including unannounced models. As you might know, Team Blue released its Raptor Lake "K" chips last week but hasn't said anything about its upcoming lower-end CPUs yet.

First, let's quickly recap what the different suffixes on Intel Core processors mean. K-series CPUs are popular with enthusiasts as they have an unlocked multiplier, allowing them to be (more easily) overclocked. Chips ending in an F ship with the integrated graphics disabled, usually due to a manufacturing defect and thus are a bit cheaper than their non-F variants. Finally, T-series processors are underclocked out of the factory, lowering their cooling and power requirements, with Raptor Lake parts limited to 35W.

Microsoft's list only confirmed the names of Intel's upcoming CPUs, but an older leak from Gigabyte also revealed their specs including clock speeds, TDPs, L3 cache sizes, and even what die each model will use. Unfortunately, core counts are still a mystery at this time.

The non-K Core i9 and i7 models will use the same die and feature identical L3 cache capacities as their unlocked counterparts, meaning they will likely also mirror their core counts. Just like their Alder Lake predecessors, the main difference will be the lower maximum frequencies and reduced TDPs.

Moving on to the mid-range parts, the Core i5-13600(T) and i5-13500(T) feature the same L3 cache size as the unlocked Core i5-13600K. However, they will reportedly utilize the Alder Lake C0 die, meaning they won't benefit from Raptor Lake's architectural improvements.

Interestingly, Intel's Core i5-13400(F) processors will make use of Alder Lake C0 and new Raptor Lake B0 dies, with the latter likely having many features disabled to reach performance parity. This approach allows the company to use very defective B0 dies instead of scrapping them entirely.

Lastly, the Core i3-13100 series will use the same Alder Lake H0 die as their Alder Lake predecessors and will also feature the same 12MB of L3 cache.

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thewelshbrummie

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Moving on to the mid-range parts, the Core i5-13600(T) and i5-13500(T) feature the same L3 cache size as the unlocked Core i5-13600K. However, they will reportedly utilize the Alder Lake C0 die, meaning they won't benefit from Raptor Lake's architectural improvements.

The rumours are heavily suggesting that all i5 CPUS will come with E-cores - so being on the older die may be academic in terms of performance gains vs 12000 series CPUs thanks to the extra cores. And it may well make the 13400 a great value CPU, so long as the TDP is kept in check - and that's far from a given, especially if it's the same die.
 

BSim500

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Ah sneaking in Alder Lake cores under the Raptor Lake name is a **** move.
Not the first time either. Intel pulled this BS before with 2021 "Rocket Lake" 11th Gen" i3's just being "refreshed" 10th Gen Comet Lake cores.
 
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toooooot

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I prefer ugly-*** server coolers over any of this LED-festooned rainbow garbage. Dynatron for life.
No wires on it. I dont think it is a led ring, probably just a blue paint ring.
But seriously, compared to their old cooler model this one looks extremly nice.
If I had to choose between the old or new model I would love to have this new cooler in my pc.
 

thewelshbrummie

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Intel pulled this BS before with 2021 "Rocket Lake" 11th Gen" i3's just being "refreshed" 10th Gen Comet Lake cores.
Except that's wrong, as Intel never launched any 11th gen i3 CPUs. There's no such thing as an i3-11100 - Intel never released it, nor any 11x00 i3 CPU.

This isn't remotely the same as Nvidia's level of rebranding cards, going all the way back to the 2008 model 9800GT being identical to the previous gen 8800GT.

When 11th gen launched, Intel didn't sell anything below the i5 range with an 11xxx model number. Instead they updated Comet Lake CPUs. The i3s were refreshed, new Pentium CPUs were launched using the same G6xxx model number range & one i5 10th gen CPU was launched. The only difference was that the base and max turbo clock speeds were increased by 100MHz. e.g. the i3-10105. All of those have model numbers ending with a 5 to make it obvious what they are. And they're also clearly listed as Comet Lake on Intel arc.

So I don't see how there can be any confusion, as refreshed 10th gen CPUs were still sold as 10th gen CPUs. This shift from 12th to 13th gen is more suspect but I'm not sure I care if there's extra cores to play with and the performance is better for the same money as the previous gen. And we're still dealing with rumoured specs built up from multiple sources filling in the gaps - it's worth waiting until we have the official announcement before getting the pitchforks out.