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Intel Unveils 13th Generation Raptor Lake Processors with Enhanced Hybrid Architecture and DDR5 RAM Support

Similar to its predecessor, the 12th generation Alder Lake processors, the 13th generation Raptor Lake processors also utilize Intel’s hybrid architecture, which combines x86 cores for performance (P-cores) and efficiency (E-cores) and is paired with the latest Z790 chipset. According to Intel, the Raptor Lake CPUs offer more hybrid cores than the previous generation, with its flagship CPU boasting 24 cores (16 efficiency + 8 performance cores). Leading the charge in Intel’s 13th generation CPU lineup is the i9-13900K, priced at $589, which offers 24 processor cores, 32 processor threads, and clock speeds up to 5.8 GHz. Similar to other Intel CPUs, processor chips with a “K” suffix include Intel UHD graphics, with the other three CPUs offering integrated graphics, including the i7-13700K priced at $409 and the more affordable i5-13600K priced at $319. 

Intel also hinted at the arrival of mobile versions of Raptor Lake in 2023, categorized into U (ultralight), H (power user), P (mainstream-performance), and HX (unlocked) series. The P series of mobile CPUs was introduced with the 12th Generation Alder Lake family. Another noteworthy feature of the Raptor Lake processors is their support for DDR4 and DDR5 RAM. Intel anticipates DDR4 RAM to remain in the market until the end of 2024. The Raptor Lake processors and Z790 motherboards will be available for purchase starting on October 20, 2022.x

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