Despite the company officially denying any price cuts to its 12th and 13th Gen Core processors, retailers have discounted Intel’s fastest chips by as much as $200. The Core i9-13900K is now going for just $529 on Microcenter, $70 off its $599 MSRP. This is the cheapest the Raptor Lake-S flagship has been since it hit retail a few months back. (thewriteofyourlife.org) For reference, its AMD rival, the Ryzen 9 7950X, is priced at $587 with a DDR5-6000 memory kit bundled for free.
Moving down the stack, we have the Core i7-13700K priced at $329, roughly $90 less than its SEP of $419. This 16-core hybrid chip trades blows with the Ryzen 9 7900X and the Ryzen 7 7700X, which are currently going for $417 and $338, respectively. Like their pricier sibling, they’re bundled with a DDR5-6000 quad-channel memory kit.
Finally, we have the 14-core (6P+8E) i5-13600K priced at $249, down from its sticker price of $319. With a dip of $70, it directly competes with the $243 Ryzen 7 7700X at a decent performance advantage.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 7700X has also been discounted by Newegg and Amazon to a lowly $298 and $289, respectively.