The new 13th Gen Intel Core family includes six new unlocked desktop processors with up to 24 cores and 32 threads and blazing clock speeds up to 5.8 GHz for the gaming, streaming, and recording.
Led by the launch of the Intel Core “K” processors, the 13th Gen Intel Core desktop family will consist of 22 processors and more than 125 partner system designs.
Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group Michelle Johnston Holthaus said the 13th Gen Intel Core family was the latest example of how Intel is enabling amazing experiences to happen on the PC – at scale and across all PC product segments.
“Combine this with an industry-leading partner ecosystem and new solutions like Intel Unison, and together we are showing the world what’s truly possible with the PC experience going forward.”
She said that building on a matured Intel 7 process and x86 performance hybrid architecture, 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors enable better system performance – even through the most demanding of multitasking workloads. This includes up to 15 per cent better single-threaded performance and up to 41 per cent better multi-threaded performance.
Intel’s claims to have brought in the fastest Performance-cores (P-core) ever built along with up to double the number of Efficient-cores (E-core). We were always rubbish at PE at school so this did not mean much to us, but new Core i9-13900K apparently has up to 24 cores (8 P-cores, 16 E-cores) and 32 threads. Intel said that it can manage 5.8 GHz and 15 per cent better single-thread performance and it can push high frame rates.
The 13th Gen Intel Core processor apparently offers a higher average overclocking speeds across P-cores, E-cores, and DDR5 memory. Intel also updated its easy one-click overclocking feature, Intel Speed Optimizer, to support 13th Gen processors so users can overclock with minimal effort.
Intel’s Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0 ecosystem provides a wide selection of overclocking modules. When coupled with Intel Dynamic Memory Boost, this is supposed to provide a hassle-free memory overclocking experience with DDR4 and DDR5. The DDR4 comment mention is a dig at AMD which is only offering its new generation of chips with more expensive DDR5.
Alongside the 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, Intel is launching the new Intel 700 Series chipset. Eight additional PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes combined with PCIe Gen 3.0 provide 28 total lanes off the chipset, increased USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps) ports provide improved USB connectivity speed, and DMI Gen 4.0 increases the chipset-to-CPU throughput for fast access to peripheral devices and networking. Additionally, Intel is bringing forward and backward compatibility.
The Intel 13th Gen Core desktop “K” processors and the Intel Z790 chipset will be available starting 20 October 20, 2022, including boxed processors, motherboards, and desktop system sales.