AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs have finally hit the retail market as Intel unveiled its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors today. In this post, we’ll compare the specifications and pricing of these rival CPU lineups to get a better idea of the positioning of the desktop market. It’s worth noting that while Raptor Lake-S is essentially a refresh (with more E-cores squeezed in), Raphael features a brand new core architecture, albeit with the same counts.
Intel Core i9-13900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X:
- The Core i9-13900K is a beastly 24-core processor with 8 “Raptor Cove” P-cores and 16 “Gracemont” E-cores. The Ryzen 9 7950X, on the other hand, packs sixteen Zen 4 cores running at a peak (1C) boost clock of 5.7GHz.
- The P-cores on the 13900K top out at 5.8GHz (1C), drawing up to 253W under load, some 30W more than the 7950X.
- The Intel chip packs 36MB of L3 (overall) and 2MB of L2 cache/core, while its AMD rival features 64MB of L3 and 1MB of L2 cache per core.
- Lastly, the pricing: The Raptor Lake-S flagship has an MSRP of $589, making it fairly more competitive than the $699 Ryzen 9 7950X.
- The i9-13900KF lacks an iGPU but features a sticker price of $564, $25 more than the K variant.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X:
- The Ryzen 9 7900X is a 12-core chip with 24 threads and a boost clock of 5.6-5.7GHz. It features the same amount of cache and power and retails for $549.
Intel Core i7-13700K vs. AMD Ryzen 7 7700X:
- The 13700K features 16-cores (8P + 8E) operating at a peak single-core boost clock of 5.4GHz. The Ryzen 7 7700X comes with 8-cores and a peak frequency of 5.4GHz but can boost to 5.55GHz with proper cooling.
- The 13th Gen Core i7 has a max power draw of 253W, substantially higher than the 7700X’s upper limit of 142W.
- The 13700K has a shared L3 cache of 30MB, whereas the 7700X has 32MB.
- The Core i7 has a market price of $409, $9 more than the Ryzen 7.
- The i7-13700KF lacks an iGPU but features a sticker price of $384, $25 more than the K variant.
Intel Core i5-13600K vs. AMD Ryzen 5 7600X:
- The 13600K features 14-cores (8P + 6E) operating at a peak single-core boost clock of 5.1GHz. The Ryzen 5 7600X comes with 6-cores and a peak frequency of 5.3GHz.
- The 13th Gen Core i5 has a max power draw of 181W, higher than the 7600X’s upper limit of 142W.
- The 13600K has a shared L3 cache of 20MB, whereas the 7600X has 32MB.
- The Core i5 has a market price of $319, $20 more than the Ryzen 5.
- The i5-13600KF lacks an iGPU but features a sticker price of $294, $25 more than the K variant.
- The Raptor Lake-S lineup has stock memory support of DDR5-5600 while the Ryzen 7000 parts support DDR5-5200 out-of-the-box.