Intel has just introduced its 13th generation Core (Raptor Lake) processors. Like last time, only the top Core K models have been announced now, and the rest of the models should be expected at the beginning of 2023.
It should be said right away that the new CPUs are, fortunately, cheaper than the NewEgg store indicated a few hours earlier. In fact, most models have not risen in price relative to their predecessors. True, it is worth keeping in mind that Intel itself warned that it would significantly raise prices for its products in the fall, so it is likely that the current prices were chosen as such for the announcement, and in the very near future they will rise.
Specifications of new products can be seen in the table below.
|CPU||Number of cores/threads||Frequencies, GHz||Cache L2+L3, MB||TDP, W||Price, USD|
|Core i9-13900K||8+16/32||3.0-5.8||32+36||125/253 W||590|
|Core i9-13900KF||8+16/32||3.0-5.8||32+36||125/253 W||565|
In general, we have already discussed the CPU data parameters more than once, and all the main ones have been confirmed. Intel itself speaks of a performance increase relative to the previous generation by 15% and 41% in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively. This is primarily due to a significant increase in frequencies and an increase in the number of cores and threads. Recall that the new CPUs still have a maximum of eight large cores, while their microarchitecture has been updated, but small cores have retained the microarchitecture, but their maximum number has doubled.
In terms of pricing, we now have the opportunity to understand which Intel’s new products will compete with which AMD’s new ones.
At $590, the Core i9-13900K sits pretty much halfway between the Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 9 7950X. The $410 Core i7-13700K is a direct competitor to the Ryzen 7 7700X, while the $330 Core i5-13600K is 10% more expensive than the Ryzen 5 7600X. At the same time, we have already seen the impressive capabilities of the Ryzen 7000, but Intel’s new products should also be very productive. True, even Alder Lake was very hot, and what will happen to Raptor Lake is still anyone’s guess.
Separately, it should be said that the new Intel CPUs retained support for DDR4-3200 and received support for DDR5-5600.
The first laptop with GeForce RTX 40. Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 new generation lit up on the Web
The first laptop based on the GeForce RTX 40 line of graphics cards has appeared on the Web. The model is called the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16.
Judging by the photo, the new M16 looks little different from its predecessor. In particular, the same thin frames have been preserved, which not every gaming laptop can boast of. For the current model, Asus is talking about 94% display space.
The current ROG Zephyrus M16 is equipped with a Core i9-12900H CPU and offers graphics cards from RTX 3050 Ti to RTX 3080 Ti. We can expect that the new model will have approximately the same configuration, but with new CPU and GPU.
Recall that the announcement of the mobile GeForce RTX 40, as well as the Raptor Lake mobile processors, is expected at CES 2023. A laptop will probably also be presented there.
Will the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti stay for at least another year? Nvidia is ending production of almost all mid-range graphics cards.
Nvidia has decided to completely stop the production of several models of video cards of past generations.
We are talking about the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2060, GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1660 cards. The source does not have any details, but we already know that there is an RTX 3050 to replace the RTX 2060/2060 Super, but the GTX 1660 cards there are simply no replacements. The source doesn’t mention the GTX 1660 Ti, though, so it’s possible Nvidia is keeping this card alone to close the hole in the sub-$300 segment.
In particular, in Europe now for the GTX 1660/1660 Super/1660 Ti they are asking for about the same money: from about 230-240 euros. At the same time, the cheapest RTX 3050 now costs 300 euros. No more affordable cards will appear in the RTX 30 line, and it’s not worth waiting for cheap RTX 40 cards in the foreseeable future, because even the RTX 4060 is supposedly released only next summer.
For comparison, AMD has a modern Radeon RX 6600 in the sub-$300/Euro segment, which is much more powerful than any GTX 1660, and along with the RTX 3050.
When the new Intel processor is really better than its predecessor. Core i7-1370P parameters appeared
Intel has not yet introduced most of the Raptor Lake family, including mobile CPUs. But today the Core i7-1370P lit up on the Web.
Geekbench indicates that this is a 14-core processor with support for 20 threads, that is, we are talking about six large cores and eight small ones. It is worth noting here that this is a configuration identical to the Core i7-1280P, but the Core i7-1270P has 14 cores. That is, the new Intel CPU will be better than its predecessor, including in terms of the number of cores.
In addition, the frequencies will become higher. The maximum frequency will reach 5 GHz versus 4.8 GHz for the models of the Alder Lake line mentioned above. But the base frequency relative to the Core i7-1280P will increase by 100 MHz, up to 1.9 GHz, but relative to the Core i7-1270P it will decrease by 300 MHz.
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