Intel Core i5-13600K 13th Generation Processor
At a glance
There are many specs, details, and performance metrics to get through. But if you’re looking for the briefer version, here’s what we’re looking at.
- Up to 24 cores (a combination of P (performance) and E (efficient) cores) and 32-threads.
- Intel Thread Director optimizes workloads by helping the OS distribute loads to optimal cores.
- Intel Core i9-13900K is the “world’s fastest gaming CPU” with a 5.8GHz clock speed on the P-cores.
- DDR4 3200 and DDR5 5600 support.
- PCIe 4.0 (up to 4 lanes) and PCIe 5.0 (up to 16 lanes) support.
- P-cores, E-cores, graphics, and memory can be overclocked on Z690 and Z790 chipsets.
- XMP 3.0 support.
- Integrated graphics capable of driving 8K60 HDR video and four simultaneous 4K60 displays.
- Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E.
Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake: Specifications
Now the chips are official, we have a much clearer picture of key specifications. As was previously confirmed, the Raptor Lake CPUs are built on the same Intel 7 process as the 12th Gen Alder Lake, but with impressive performance improvements. It’s expected these will be the last CPUs built on Intel 7 before the move to Intel 4.
Here’s a breakdown of the key specs to expect from the 13th Gen Intel Core i5, i7, and i9:
|Model||Cores||Threads||Base/Turbo frequency||L3/L2 Cache||Base/Turbo power|
|Intel Core i5 (K and KF)||14 cores 6 P-cores 8 E-cores||20||Max turbo – 5.1GHz P-cores – 3.5GHz/5.1GHz E-cores – 2.6GHz/3.9GHz||24MB/20MB||125W/181W|
|Intel Core i7 (K and KF)||16 cores 8 P-cores 8 E-cores||24||Max turbo – 5.4GHz P-cores – 3.4GHz/5.3GHz E-cores – 2.5GHz/4.2GHz||30MB/24MB||125W/253W|
|Intel Core i9 (K and KF)||24 cores 8 P-cores 16 E-Cores||32||Max turbo – 5.8GHz P-cores – 3.0GHz/5.4GHz E-cores – 2.2GHz/4.3GHz||36MB/32MB||125W/253W|
Just as with 12th-generation chips, the new Raptor Lake CPUs boast Intel’s hybrid design of performance (P-cores) and efficiency (E-cores) cores. The range-topping Core i9 now boasts 24 total cores, though like the Core i7 only 8 of these are P-cores. Across the board, though, the new CPUs see double the number of E-cores to their relevant predecessor. And all of these cores can be overclocked on K variants. Turbo clock speeds are also increased, with up to an additional 600MHz from the Core i9.
Additionally, Intel’s 13-generation chips increase DDR5 support up to 5600, compared to 4800 in the 12th Gen. It’s also now confirmed that DDR4 support does remain up to 3200. AMD has ditched DDR4 with Ryzen 7000, so this additional backward compatibility is undoubtedly a comfort to some Intel PC builders.
Both PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 support is included, with up to 16 lanes of PCIe 5.0 bandwidth. Finally, they’re compatible with both Z690 and Z790 chipsets while using the same LGA1700 socket as the last generation. This also means the same cooler support.
Intel Core i5-13600K 13th Generation Processor Performance
Intel made some big claims before the launch of 13th Gen about its performance, especially in comparison to 12th Gen and AMD