Showing off the preliminary specs, a CPU-z screenshot of an alleged Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900 CPU leaked.
Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900 ES CPU Leaks Out: 24 Cores, 32 Threads, 3.8 GHz Clocks, 36 MB Cache at 65W
Disporting the specs of an Intel Raptor Lake engineering sample, @wxnod posted a leak of the CPU-z screenshot. Packing an 8+16 core configuration, this is seen that the CPU is marked as a ‘Raptor Lake’ chip. That core count includes 8 P-Cores based on the Raptor Cove and 16 E-Cores based on the Gracemont core architecture. As Intel has removed the AVX-512 from its consumer lineup, the CPU features all the modern-day instructions except for the AVX-512.
Looking at the cache, this is noted that the CPU is packed with 16 MB of L2 cache for the P-Cores (2 MB per core) and 16 MB of L2 cache for the E-cores, too (4MB per cluster of 4 seats). Doing a quick maths here, all of this combined provides us a total of 32 MB of L2 cache, and as the leaks portray it as the ‘Game Cache,’ combined with the L3 store will offer us a total of 68 MB. This intelligent move is to tackle AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs with a more extraordinary L3 cache. Still, with the V-Cache parts confirmed to launch later this year by Intel’s competitor, it will be fun to watch how Intel grasps this situation to make a way through it.
With a clock speed that’s rated between 3.8-4.0 GHz, the Intel Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake CPU has just performed satisfactorily here. With it being an engineering sample, it will also lead to the clocks expected to be lower; in addition, it is a Non-K 65W part, so it will carry a much lower clock speed. Looking at the current situation, it is evident the final clock speeds should hit around 5.0 GHz, the same benchmark as the Core i9-12900. Although an early sample, the chip offered up to 50% higher performance than the Alder Lake Core i9-12900 when the same chip recently appeared within the SiSoftware Sandra performance preview.
Looking at Intel 13th, Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs Expected Features:
- Up To 24 Cores & 32 Threads
- Brand New Raptor Cove CPU Cores (Higher P-Core IPC)
- Based on 10nm ESF 'Intel 7' process node
- Supported on existing LGA 1700 motherboards
- Dual-Channel DDR5-5600 Memory Support
- 20 PCIe Gen 5 Lanes
- Enhanced Overclocking Features
- 125W PL1 TDP (Flagship SKUs)
Regarding the chip, one thing to be kept in mind is that, at its PL1 rating, the chip is barely rated at 65W. In addition, the Maximum Turbo Power (MTP) rating, or PL2, should be around 200W. The successor of the Core i9-12900, having more cores and higher clocks, should be a little bit more power-hungry as the predecessor also has a 65W PL1 rating, but the MTP is rated at 202W. So, the latest version is expected to perform better than the previous as it packs in more power and potential.
Having the support of the existing LGA 1700/1800 socketed platforms, the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs are most likely to hit the markets later this year. A thing to note is that the existing LGA 1700/1800 socketed platform also packs in both DDR5 and DDR4 DRAM support. It will be fascinating to witness this new masterpiece as the enthusiasts already have their eyes on it. Intel will undoubtedly make the wait worth it.
Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:
|Intel CPU Family||Processor Process||Processors Cores/Threads (Max)||TDPs||Platform Chipset||Platform||Memory Support||PCIe Support||Launch|
|Sandy Bridge (2nd Gen)||32nm||4/8||35-95W||6-Series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 2.0||2011|
|Ivy Bridge (3rd Gen)||22nm||4/8||35-77W||7-Series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2012|
|Haswell (4th Gen)||22nm||4/8||35-84W||8-Series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2013-2014|
|Broadwell (5th Gen)||14nm||4/8||65-65W||9-Series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Skylake (6th Gen)||14nm||4/8||35-91W||100-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Kaby Lake (7th Gen)||14nm||4/8||35-91W||200-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee Lake (8th Gen)||14nm||6/12||35-95W||300-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee Lake (9th Gen)||14nm||8/16||35-95W||300-Series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2018|
|Comet Lake (10th Gen)||14nm||10/20||35-125W||400-Series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2020|
|Rocket Lake (11th Gen)||14nm||8/16||35-125W||500-Series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 4.0||2021|
|Alder Lake (12th Gen)||Intel 7||16/24||35-125W||600 Series||LGA 1700/1800||DDR5 / DDR4||PCIe Gen 5.0||2021|
|Raptor Lake (13th Gen)||Intel 7||24/32||35-125W||700-Series||LGA 1700/1800||DDR5 / DDR4||PCIe Gen 5.0||2022|
|Meteor Lake (14th Gen)||Intel 4||TBA||35-125W||800 Series?||LGA 1851||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0||2023|
|Arrow Lake (15th Gen)||Intel 20A||40/48||TBA||900-Series?||LGA 1851||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0||2024|
|Lunar Lake (16th Gen)||Intel 18A||TBA||TBA||1000-Series?||TBA||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||2025|
|Nova Lake (17th Gen)||Intel 18A||TBA||TBA||2000-Series?||TBA||DDR5?||PCIe Gen 6.0?||2026|