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Intel Announces Non-K 13th Gen Core For Desktop: New 65 W and 35 W Processors

When Intel launches a new family of desktop processors, it typically unleashes its high-end unlocked SKUs first, such as the K and KF models. Not only does this give users a glimpse of its performance enhancements throughout its product development cycle and roadmap in the best possible light, but it also allows enthusiasts and high-end performance junkies to get their hands on the latest and most potent processors from the very beginning of the product cycle.

For the rest of the consumer market, Intel has finally pulled the proverbial trigger on its non-K series SKUs, with sixteen new Raptor Lake-S series processors for desktops. Varied across a mixture of bare multiplier locked SKUs such as the Core i9-13900 and Core i7-13700 with a TDP of 65 W, Intel has also announced its T series models with a TDP of just 35 W for lower powered computing, including the Core i9-13900T. Furthermore, Intel has launched its Core i3 series family, offering decent performance levels, albeit with just performance (P) cores and no efficiency (E) cores, at a more affordable price starting from $109.

Intel 13th Gen Core Non-K Series CPUs: 16 New CPUs, 65 W & 35 W

Although the overclockable parts typically get consumers’ attention when they launch, most of Intel’s sales come through its regular non-K parts. Despite not being world record holders regarding performance or overclocking ability, the non-K series SKUs account for most system builders and OEM systems across the entry-level and mid-range offerings.

Intel’s non-K launch offerings as part of its Raptor Lake-S architecture all come with a TDP of 65 W or lower, with variants representing the Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5; Intel has also now pulled the trigger on its 13th Gen Core i3 series. Intel has sixteen new desktop processors with varying performance, specification, and price levels, ranging from 24-core (8P+16E) to quad-core (4P+0E) options. Memory support on the Core i9 and Core i7 series includes both DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200, while the new Core i5 and Core i3 series support DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200 as per JEDEC specifications.

Intel 13th Gen Core i9 Series (Raptor Lake-S)
AnandTech Cores
P+E/T
P-Core
Base
P-Core
Turbo
E-Core
Base
E-Core
Turbo
L3 Cache
(MB)
IGP Base
W
Turbo
W
Price
($)
i9-13900K 8+16/32 3300 5800 2200 4300 36 770 125 253 $589
i9-13900KF 8+16/32 3300 5800 2200 4300 36 125 253 $564
 
i9-13900 8+16/32 2000 5600 1500 4200 36 770 65 219 $549
i9-13900F 8+16/32 2000 5600 1500 4200 36 65 219 $524
i9-13900T 8+16/32 1100 5300 800 3900 36 770 35 106 $549

There are three new Intel 13th Gen Core i9 series processors to select from, starting at $549 with the Core i9-13900. All Core i9 series non-K parts include 8P+16E cores for 32 threads, and 36 MB of Intel Smart L3 cache, with the Core i9-13900 ($549) and Core i9-13900F ($524) sharing the same 5.6 GHz turbo clock speed and a base frequency of 3.3 GHz on the performance (P) cores. Both models also include a base TDP of 65 W and a turbo TDP of 219 W, which is plenty of power budget for turbo clock speeds on both the P and E cores. The only caveat is that the Core i9-13900F doesn’t include Intel’s UHD 770 integrated graphics (32 EUs); consequently, it has a $25 lower MSRP.

The third of Intel’s Core i9 non-K series chips is the Core i9-13900T, with the T signifying that it’s a 35 W part. A lower power envelope means it sacrifices plenty of MHz to account for the drop in power. The Core i9-13900 has a P-core base frequency of 1.1 GHz, with a turbo clock speed of up to 5.3 GHz; the E-core specifications are similar, with a base frequency of 800 MHz and a turbo of 3.9 GHz. Even though the Core i9-13900T ($549) comes with a 35 W base TDP, it has a turbo TDP of 106 W.

Intel 13th Gen Core i7 Series (Raptor Lake-S)
AnandTech Cores
P+E/T
P-Core
Base
P-Core
Turbo
E-Core
Base
E-Core
Turbo
L3 Cache
(MB)
IGP Base
W
Turbo
W
Price
($)
i7-13700K 8+8/24 3400 5400 2500 4200 30 770 125 253 $409
i7-13700KF 8+8/24 3400 5400 2500 4200 30 125 253 $384
 
i7-13700 8+8/24 2100 5200 1500 4100 30 770 65 219 $384
i7-13700F 8+8/24 2100 5200 1500 4100 30 65 219 $359
i7-13700T 8+8/24 1400 4900 1000 3600 30 770 35 106 $384

Moving onto the Core i5 family, Intel has three new Raptor Lake-S desktop processors, including two 65 W and one T series (35 W) part. All three include 30 MB of Intel The Core i7-13700 and Core i7-13700F both feature a P-core turbo clock speed of 5.2 GHz, while the restrictions in power mean that the P-core base frequency sits at just 2.1 GHz. For the efficiency (E) cores, this means that they have a base frequency of 1.5 GHz and a turbo clock speed of 4.1 GHz, while both conform to Intel’s interpretation of 65 W; they both have a turbo TDP of 219 W. 

The Core i7-13700T, as per the specifications, has a base TDP of 35 W, but it has a turbo TDP of 106 W. As with other T-series family products, the lower TDP puts constraints on raw frequency, with a P-core base frequency of just 1.4 GHz, but the eight performance cores boost to 4.9 GHz, while the eight efficiency cores turbo up to 3.6 GHz. It shares the same level of 30 MB of L3 cache as the other Raptor Lake-S desktop Core i7 processors and includes Intel’s UHD 770 integrated graphics chip.

Intel 13th Gen Core i5/i3 (Raptor Lake-S)
AnandTech Cores
P+E/T
P-Core
Base
P-Core
Turbo
E-Core
Base
E-Core
Turbo
L3 Cache
(MB)
IGP Base
W
Turbo
W
Price
($)
i5-13600K 6+8/20 3500 5100 2600 3900 24 770 125 181 $319
i5-13600KF 6+8/20 3500 5100 2600 3900 24 125 181 $294
 
i5-13600 6+8/20 2700 5000 2000 3700 24 770 65 154 $255
i5-13600T 6+8/20 1800 4800 1300 3400 24 770 35 92 $255
i5-13500 6+8/20 2500 4800 1800 3500 24 770 65 154 $232
i5-13500T 6+8/20 1600 4600 1200 3200 24 770 35 92 $232
i5-13400 6+4/16 2500 4600 1800 3300 20 730 65 148 $221
i5-13400F 6+4/16 2500 4600 1800 3300 20 65 148 $196
i5-13400T 6+4/16 1300 4400 1000 3000 20 730 35 82 $221
 
i3-13100 4+0/8 3400 4500 12 730 60 89 $134
i3-13100F 4+0/8 3400 4500 12 58 89 $109
i3-13100T 4+0/8 2500 4200 12 730 35 69 $134

Intel’s Core i5 family has grown the most from today’s non-K Raptor Lake-S series announcement with seven new SKUs. Similar to how it identified its Alder Lake (12th Gen) Core i5 family, it has two distinguishing configurations between the two halves of its range; the top tier Core i5 series with 6P+8E (14) and lower tier chips with 6P+4E (10) cores. There’s also a trifecta of T-series chips, each with a base TDP of 35 W; the Core i3-13600T, Core i5-13500T, and Core i3-13400T.

At the top of the series are the Core i5-13600 ($255) and Core i5-13500 ($232) chips, both with UHD 770 integrated graphics, 6P+8E cores, and twenty threads. Both include a base TDP of 65 W, while the turbo TDP rating sits at 154 W. The only difference between both chips is through core frequency, with the Core i5-13500 having a P-core frequency of 2.7 GHz and a turbo frequency of 4.8 GHz; the i5-13600 has a 2.5 GHz base frequency and the same 4.8 GHz turbo frequency.

Representing the unusual lower echelon Core i5 series is the Core i5-13400, along with the Core i5-13400F with no integrated GPU and the Core i5-13400T with a base TDP of 35 W and a turbo TDP of just 82 W. Aside from a lower core count compared to the rest of the RPL Core i5 family, so is the L3 cache which has been cut down to 20 MB. As a consequence, so has the price, as the Core i5-13400 has an MSRP of $221, while the Core i5-13400F without graphics costs $196.

Intel Core i3 13th Gen Series: No Efficiency Cores, Starting from $109

One of the major announcements from Intel’s wave of 13th Gen Core series launches is the introduction of its entry-level Core i3 series. Intel has readied three Core i3 series chips to the market, including the Core i3-13100, the Core i3-13100F, and the Core i3-13100T. One of the cutbacks from the rest of the Raptor Lake-S family is that the integrated graphics have been traded down to the UHD 730 instead of the UHD 770.

The Core i3-13100 has four performance (P) cores and no efficiency cores, meaning the Core i3 is still a quad-core CPU with a maximum capacity of eight threads. It has a base frequency of 3.4 GHz and a core frequency of 4.5 GHz, along with just 12 MB of L3 cache. The base TDP is 60 W, while the turbo TDP is 89 W. On the flip side, the Core i3-13100F has the same core frequencies, both at base and turbo, but with a slightly lower 58 W TDP and the same 89 W turbo TDP, just without integrated graphics.

At the bottom (in terms of performance) of the Core i3 family is the Core i3-13100T, which has a base core frequency of 2.5 GHz and a turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz. It has the same 12 MB of L3 cache as the other Core i3 chips, but it has UHD 730 integrated graphics (16 EUs) with a base TDP of 35 W and a turbo TDP of just 69 W, perfect for low-powered small form factor systems.

Regarding platform support, all of Intel’s 13th Gen Core series processors are compatible with the latest 700-series chipsets and backward compatible with the 600-series chipsets such as Z690, B660, and H610. We expect to start seeing Intel’s new 13th Gen Core chips in OEM systems imminently, however the timeframe for sales of the individual chips hasn’t been disclosed. Still, we expect it will be sooner than later.

AnandTech’s Intel 13th Gen Core Series and Raptor Lake-S Coverage

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