More upcoming Raptor Lake CPU details leak including core counts, release dates, and tentative pricing
Time for a massive benchmark comparison between the Ryzen 5 7600X and Core i5-13600K, covering 54 games across three resolutions using the GeForce RTX 4090.
The Core i5-13600K is possibly the best value CPU all-rounder right now, but when looking purely at gaming the Ryzen 5 7600X is a strong contender as is the 5800X3D, 5600X, and even the older 12600K.
In context: A couple of weeks ago we posted an update looking into how AMD's Zen 4 CPU launch fared and today we're back with a similar preliminar analysis, but this time looking at Intel's Raptor Lake launch. These are the two big CPU launches of 2022 and after examining some of the numbers, it's pretty clear that one release has gone a lot better than the other.
What just happened? It's only been a few days since the Core i9-13900K was released but Swedish overclocker Elmor has already used it to break the record for the highest clock speed ever reached (and validated): an incredible 8812.85 MHz.
Something to look forward to: After months of leaks, Intel has finally announced its first "Raptor Lake" 13th-gen Core desktop processors alongside the new Z790 chipset. The new CPUs will compete against AMD's Ryzen 7000 series. Stay tuned for our reviews coming next month.
Forward-looking: Performance information continues to flow as we close in on Intel and AMD's next-generation release dates. Both platforms are expected to significantly improve clock speed and instructions per cycle (IPC) over their predecessors. PassMark's latest single thread CPU benchmark seems to support those expectations, with Intel's 13900K sitting at the top of the charts.
Retail Core i9-13900K CPU reviewed, provides impressive performance uplift with power limits disabled
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