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Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs Likely to Cost Nearly the Same as 12th Gen: Core i9-13900K Under $700?

Another Canadian retailer has listed the prices of Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S desktop processors, and despite being early (usually over the top) figures seem quite reasonable. The Core i9-13900K featuring 24 cores (8P + 16E) has been listed for $940 CAD which amounts to a bit over $700 in USD. The 12th Gen i9-12900K debuted for approximately $600 last year. Therefore, factoring in the pre-order premium, we’re likely looking at a price of $625-650 for the 13900K.

The Core i9-13900K will double the E-core count over its predecessor, improving the multi-core performance by 30-40%. The single-threaded performance should also be a mild upgrade courtesy of the additional cache and higher boost clocks.

CPU NameP-Core CountE-Core CountThreads1T P-Core Boost1T E-Core BoostCacheTDP
Intel Core i9-13900K816325.8 GHz4.7 GHz68 MB125W
Intel Core i9-13900KF816325.8 GHz4.7 GHz68 MB125W
Intel Core i9-1390081632TBDTBD68 MB65W
Intel Core i9-13900F81632TBDTBD68 MB65W
Intel Core i7-13700K88245.4 GHz4.3 GHz54 MB125W
Intel Core i7-13700KF88245.4 GHz4.3 GHz54 MB65W
Intel Core i7-137008824TBDTBD54 MB65W
Intel Core i7-13700F8824TBDTBD54 MB65W
Intel Core i5-13600K68205.2 GHz3.9 GHz44 MB125W
Intel Core i5-13600KF68205.2 GHz3.9 GHz44 MB65W
Intel Core i5-136006820TBDTBD44 MB65W
Intel Core i5-135006820TBDTBD32 MB65W
Intel Core i5-134006416TBDTBD28 MB65W
Intel Core i3-13100408TBDTBD12 MB65W

Moving to the 13900KF, we’re once again looking at a delta of $100 between the two generations. The Core i9-12900KF launched with a sticker price of $674. The Core i7-12700K, meanwhile, debuted at $409, almost exactly $100 below the Core i7-13700K pre-order. The final retail price should be somewhere around $425-450.

The more affordable Core i5-13600K has been priced at $355 by the Canadian retailer, exactly $66 more than the 12600K. Once again, the street price shouldn’t be much higher than $300. Finally, we have the 13600KF which should arrive with an asking price of $279. The back-order lists the SKU at $326 while the 12600KF can be had for $264.

  • Core i9-13900K: $940.99 CAD or $725 USD
  • Core i9-13900KF: $900.99 CAD or $694 USD
  • Core i7-13700K: $662.99 CAD or $511 USD
  • Core i7-13700KF: $625.99 CAD or $482 USD
  • Core i5-13600K: $460.99 CAD or $355 USD
  • Core i5-13600KF: $423.99 CAD or $326 USD

Source: Momomo_us

Areej

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