Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S processors are set to launch on the 17th of October. This nifty bit of info was shared by ECSM_Official on the Chinese Baidu forums. According to the tipster, the flagship K series chips will land on the 17th of October during the Intel Innovation 2022 event. These will include the Core i9-13900K, i7-13700K, and the i5-13600K. The rest of the SKUs, most notably the non-K offerings will be introduced next year during Intel’s CES 2023 keynote, possibly alongside the Raptor Lake-P lineup.
Alongside the K series CPUs, the high-end Z790 will also make an appearance with board partners releasing a slew of new products. The mainstream H670 and B760 chipsets will be announced at CES 2023, followed by the hard launch later that month. The primary upgrade will come in the form of faster memory. Where the 12th Gen lineup has a native memory speed of 4800MT/s, Raptor Lake-S will bump it up to 5600MT/s.
The Z790 chipset will feature a total of 20 PCIe Gen 4 and 8 PCIe Gen 3 lanes with the CPU still packing 16 Gen 5 and 8 Gen 3 lanes. The Core i9-13900K will rock a total of 24 cores: 8 high-performance Raptor Cove, plus 16 efficiency Gracemont cores (2x more than its predecessor). The Core i7-13700K will be a 16-core part, much like the Core i9-12900K with 8 performance and 8 efficiency cores. Finally, the Core i5-13600K will be upgraded to 14 cores, 6P, and 8E cores.