‘Raptor Lake’ specs come with more cores and higher power consumption

A leak released by the portal Igor’s Lab, from dozens of slides of an Intel presentation, brought several details of the new line of processors in the Raptor Lake architecture. The SKUs to be released include six new chips — the Core i5-13600K, Core i7-13700K and i9-13900K in K and KF variants, respectively.

O Core i9-13900K/KF will feature 24 cores in total, with 8 performance cores accompanied by 16 efficiency cores for less essential tasks. Boost frequencies on the 13900K/KF have been heavily upgraded from the 12900K (and even the KS), with a peak thermal speed boost of 5.8GHz, Turbo 3.0 of 5.7GHz. The cache has also been upgraded to 36MB of L2 cache (compared to 30MB on the 12900K).


The 13700K/KF model will also receive these same improvements, with an identical core count configuration to the 12900K with 8 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores. Turbo Boost frequencies top out at 5.4GHz for now. Turbo Velocity Boost frequencies have not been listed by Intel for this specific SKU. O L2 cache has been increased by up to 30 MB — a leap from the 12700K/KF’s 5 MB.

The 13600K/KF features the least impressive clock speeds, but is still a notable upgrade over the 12600K/KF. Thermal Velocity Boost and Turbo Boost 3.0 frequencies are unknown, however. The official boost clock goes up to 5.1 GHz — so you can expect a turbo clock of 5.2 or 5.3 GHz for the other Intel Turbo Boosting algorithms.

The E cores have been doubled from 4 to 8, but the chip still retains its 6 P cores. However, the 13600K/KF core count alone is a significant upgrade from the 12600K/KF/6+4 configuration. s. The cache has also been increased by 4MB to 24MB over the previous generation.

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The flip side of these advantages, as the leak shows, is that the Raptor Lake line will have even more energy consumption compared to the Alder Lake generation. THE Max turbo power increased to a hefty 253W for Core i9 and Core i7 Raptor Lake SKUs. In comparison, the i9-12900K peaks at 241 W, and the i7-12700K, 190 W.

The Core i5 Raptor Lake variant also shares this same characteristic, with a turbo power cap of 181W, compared to 150W on the i5-12600K. In short, with the exception of the Core i9 models, the i5 and i7 variants can consume up to 20% to 33% to reach their highest turbo frequencies.