Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs will be Up to $140 More Expensive than 12th Gen Alder Lake [MLID Leak]

We’ve been hearing multiple reports of impending price hikes for Intel’s present and next-gen processors. The latest confirmation comes from Tom (Moore’s Law is Dead) who believes that the 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs will be anywhere between $70 to $140 pricer than their 12th Gen predecessors, at least at the higher-end. The midrange Core i5-13600K and its KF variant should get a milder $40 to $80 hike over the 12600K.

The Core i7-13700K/13700KF should be anywhere between $55 to $105 more expensive than the 12700K/12700KF at the time of launch. Speaking of the launch, it looks like Raptor Lake will be hitting retail towards the end of October or even November. The review and sales embargos are planned for the 20th of October 2022. This gives the Ryzen 7000 family an entire month to dominate the client CPU market.

CPU NameP-Core CountE-Core CountThreads1T P-Core Boost1T E-Core BoostCacheTDPPrice in USDV/s 12th Gen
Intel Core i9-13900K816325.8 GHz4.7 GHz68 MB125W659-729$589
Intel Core i9-13900KF816325.8 GHz4.7 GHz68 MB125W629-699$564
Intel Core i7-13700K88245.4 GHz4.3 GHz54 MB125W459-519$409
Intel Core i7-13700KF88245.4 GHz4.3 GHz54 MB65W439-489$384
Intel Core i5-13600K68205.2 GHz3.9 GHz44 MB125W329-349$289
Intel Core i5-13600KF68205.2 GHz3.9 GHz44 MB65W299-329$264

Meanwhile, the launch volume will also leave most potential buyers without a new chip. It’s unclear whether this applies to certain regions or worldwide but its certainly something we’ve seen in the past, especially in the Eastern markets.


Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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