Showing posts with label raptor lake. Show all posts
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12.11.2022

Core i9-13900K review: 350 Watt unit (not really)

Core i9-13900K review: 350 Watt unit (not really)

Core i9-13900K review: 350 Watt unit (not really)

Intel has long ago abandoned the \"tick-tock\" approach in development, but nevertheless, its echoes can still be caught when the company launches new products.
For example, the Alder Lake, which didn't quite fit this principle and introduced both a new process technology and a new architecture at once, was replaced by the new generation of Raptor Lake, which has clear signs of an intermediate technological step \"optimization\".
This stage became a popular method of processor improvement in the times of Skylake architecture domination and Intel doesn't give it up even today.
But there is an important difference: now the optimization steps are related not so much to the desire to maximize the lifecycle of old designs, as to increase the pace of CPU generation change.Raptor Lake is already the third family of Intel desktop processors since the beginning of 2021, and it would be strange to expect from it any dramatic innovations.
At the same time, Raptor Lake is a far cry from the kind of \"optimization\" the company resorted to when getting Coffee Lake and Comet Lake from Kaby Lake.
This time Intel's approach is much more thorough, and Raptor Lake isn't just Alder Lake with extra processing cores.
For one thing, Raptor Lake does inherit all the main features of Alder Lake.
It's a hybrid processor based on the same principles, built with performance and power-efficient cores with the same microarchitecture as before.
What's more, it's designed for the LGA1700 ecosystem and is fully compatible with older motherboards and supports both DDR5 and DDR4 memory.
On the other hand, Raptor Lake has a significant increase in clock speeds, which is due to improvements in the Intel 7 process technology.
In addition, the new processor has received a doubled number of E-core and, in addition, all of its cores have increased the amount of cache memory on Level 2.Thus, although Raptor Lake can not be called a full-scale upgrade, it has a sufficient set of advantages for both low- and multi-threaded loads.
And that means that from a user perspective, Raptor Lake should be better than Alder Lake literally everywhere: in resource-intensive content creation and processing applications as well as in gaming workloads.
How significant these improvements are from a practical point of view, and we will analyze in this article.⇡#Performance and energy-efficient cores Raptor LakeStarting the search for deep differences between Raptor Lake and Alder Lake, it is worth clarifying that they are produced by the same Intel 7 process technology, that is 10-nm norms (the full name of the technology process - 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin).
Moreover, the cores underlying Raptor Lake, too, can not be called new: it's not even a redesign, but rather what is called the word \"refresh\".
In fact, all internal improvements in the new CPU affect only cache memory and DDR4/DDR5 controller, but do not touch other functional blocks.
In this sense, Raptor Lake could not even be called a new code name, but simply Alder Lake 2.0.However, in the absence of explicit microarchitectural changes, the performance cores of Raptor Lake compared to Golden Cove cores of Alder Lake processors have received a much higher clock speed.
And this is due to evolutionary improvements in the manufacturing process.
While the lithography resolution hasn't changed, Raptor Lake uses an optimized version of Intel's 3rd generation SuperFin transistors with reduced channel resistance.
This allowed Intel engineers to reconsider the dependence of core frequency on their voltage and eventually achieve an increase in clock speeds without a noticeable increase in power supply voltage.
In describing the new relationship, Intel points out that at equal frequency, Raptor Lake can use 50 mV less voltage than Alder Lake, and at equal voltage its frequency can be 200 MHz higher.
Combining these improvements, engineers were able to push the maximum frequency of Raptor Lake's performance cores to 5.8 GHz, 600 MHz more than the frequency limit of Alder Lake! The optimized processor not only enabled higher frequencies, but also increased the transistor budget that was used to increase the number of cores.
While the Alder Lake chip contained eight performance and eight power-efficient cores, Raptor Lake doubled the number of power-efficient cores.
In other words, without changing technology norms, Intel made the first civilian processors with 24 cores (16 of which are energy efficient).
However, all this did not go unnoticed for power consumption and heat dissipation.
While the thermal package of the senior Raptor Lake remained at 125W, the limit of their maximum power consumption had to be pushed to 253W.
And that means

12.09.2022

The full specifications of the Core i9-13900KS 6GHz chip were revealed, and it was also up to 39% faster than its predecessor

The full specifications of the Core i9-13900KS 6GHz chip were revealed, and it was also up to 39% faster than its predecessor

The full specifications of the Core i9-13900KS 6GHz chip were revealed, and it was also up to 39% faster than its predecessor

As part of the Raptor Lake desktop processor announcement, Intel has confirmed that it plans to eventually release another flagship processor capable of automatically overclocking to 6GHz right out of the box.
Officially, the manufacturer did not disclose the name of this model, but apparently it was about Core i9-13900KS.
The latest major leak about Intel chips confirmed these assumptions and revealed the full specifications of the upcoming select CPU.Image source: VideoCardzCore i9-13900KS is a 24-core processor, which includes eight efficient P-core and 16 energy-efficient E-core.
The processor supports 32 threads.
Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology allows its 1-2 highest performing cores to automatically overclock to 5.8 GHz.
Thermal Velocity Boost technology provides an extra 200 MHz of automatic overclocking to the same 6GHz.
The base frequency of the Core i9-13900KS large cores is also 200 MHz higher than the regular Core i9-13900K, at 3.2 GHz.
At the same time, the power-efficient cores of the KS version operate in the same frequency range - from 2.2 to 4.3 GHz.
Image source: Twitter / @9550proThe Core i9-13900KS rated power consumption increased from 125W to 150W.
However, the maximum power consumption has not changed and stands at 253W.
The chip supports the same memory standards as all other Raptor Lake processor models - DDR4-3200 and DDR5-5600.Shortly after the above leak, the first data about Core i9-13900KS performance in synthetic Geekbench test also appeared on the web.
The processor was tested with ASUS ROG Z790 Maximus Hero motherboard and 32 GB DDR5-7200 RAM.
Image source: GeekbenchDetailed telemetry data from three Geekbench tests indicate that the Core i9-13900KS automatically overclocked on multiple cores to 5893 MHz, but its average clock speed was 5867 MHz.Image source: GeekbenchIn the single-core performance test the processor scored up to 2319 points, and in the multi-core performance test it scored up to 26,774.
So, on average, its single-core performance is 10% better than its predecessor Core i9-12900KS (Alder Lake), and multi-core performance is 39% better.Image source: Geekbanksh Image source: VideoCardzThe Core i9-13900KS is expected to be officially launched in early January, at CES 2023.
It should go on sale during the first quarter of next year.

Intel's processor plans for 2023 have been revealed: Raptor Lake-S Refresh, Sapphire Rapids-WS and special Sapphire Rapids-SP for workstations

Intel's processor plans for 2023 have been revealed: Raptor Lake-S Refresh, Sapphire Rapids-WS and special Sapphire Rapids-SP for workstations

Intel's processor plans for 2023 have been revealed: Raptor Lake-S Refresh, Sapphire Rapids-WS and special Sapphire Rapids-SP for workstations

Intel is going to hold a webinar for investors next week, where it will reveal the current plans for various products.
This information has been leaked to the Net ahead of time.
The manufacturer is going to present next year updated consumer Raptor Lake, chips for workstations Sapphire Rapids-WS, as well as special Sapphire Rapids-SP for workstations.
All of the new products will be released over the next five quarters.Image source: IntelJudging from the published presentation slides, the updated Raptor Lake-S Refresh series of consumer processors will be released early in the third quarter of next year, which is less than a year after the first Intel Core 13th generation processor models were released.
Intel Raptor Lake-S Refresh.
Image source: Twitter / @9550proAccording to Intel's consumer processor roadmap, the company will refresh all of its 13th-generation Core models with TDP of 125, 65 and 35 watts.
Notably, the manufacturer has not yet released Raptor Lake processor models with a nominal TDP below 125W at this time.
Their announcement is expected only in early January next year.
Intel chipset roadmapIt is also important to note that for the updated Raptor Lake-S Refresh processors, the manufacturer does not plan to release a new series of chipsets for motherboards.
In other words, all future upgraded Raptor Lake models will be able to run on motherboards with Intel 700-series chipsets.
To date, only the elder Intel Z790 series chipset is available in this series.
Also manufacturer will present chipsets H770 and B760, but in the entry-level segment will remain the already released H610.
Features of Sapphire Rapids-WS (Intel Xeon W-3400)Within Sapphire Rapids-WS platform for workstations Intel will release two series of processors: Xeon W-3400 and Xeon W-2400.
The former will be able to offer from 12 to 56 cores with support for 24 to 112 virtual threads, and will run at up to 4.8 GHz.
These processors will get 30 to 105 Mbytes of L3 cache and will have a TDP rating of 220 to 350 watts.
Intel Xeon W-3400 lineupSome of the Intel Xeon W-3400 processors will have an unlocked multiplier, allowing for manual overclocking.
It will support up to 4TB of 8-channel DDR5-4400 and DDR5-4800 RAM, as well as 112 lanes of PCIe 5.0.
Features of Sapphire Rapids-WS (Intel Xeon W-2400)Xeon W-2400 series will be represented by chips with the number of cores from 6 to 24, which will support from 12 to 48 virtual threads.
They will have 15 to 45 Mbytes of L3 cache memory and will run at speeds up to 4.8 GHz.
The TDP rating of these processor models will range from 110W to 225W.
Intel Xeon W-3400 lineup Part of the Xeon W-2400 series will also get an unlocked multiplier.
These processors will support up to 2TB of quad-channel DDR5-4400 and DDR5-4800 RAM, as well as 64 lanes of PCIe 5.0.
Features of the Sapphire Rapids-SP platform for workstationsSapphire Rapids-SP server-class processors will be represented by a series of 4th generation Xeon Scalable Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze models.
The Xeon Scalable Platinum Series chips will offer 36 to 56 processing cores with support for 72 to 112 virtual threads.
These chips will not have support for Intel Boost Max 3.0 technology, which will be available on Sapphire Rapids-WS workstation models, and therefore will have a maximum clock speed of 3.8 GHz.
This platform will get support for 80 PCIe 5.0 lanes and up to 4TB of DDR5-4800 RAM per CPU slot.
They will have a TDP rating of 300 to 350W.
Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP Workstation (Xeon Platinum 8400)Gold models will offer 8 to 32 cores with support for 16 to 64 virtual threads and will run at clock speeds up to 4.1 GHz.
Those processors will range from 22.5 to 60 Mbytes of L3 cache and have a TDP from 185W to 250W, depending on model.
The amount and standard of supported DDR5 memory, as well as the number of available PCIe 5.0 lanes will be the same as in Platinum models.
Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP for workstations (Xeon Gold 6400)Silver series will feature two CPU models: with 12 and 20 cores, supporting 24 or 40 threads respectively.
Both chips will run at 3.9 GHz.
The processors will get 30 and 37.5 Mbytes of L3 cache, respectively.
Their TDP will be 150 and 165W respectively.
Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP workstation lineup (Xeon Silver 4400 and Bronze 3400)Bronze lineup will feature only one 8-core model, without multithreading support

11.29.2022

Intel hasn't enabled DLVR for power efficiency on Raptor Lake, but it could work on future CPUs

Intel hasn't enabled DLVR for power efficiency on Raptor Lake, but it could work on future CPUs

Intel hasn't enabled DLVR for power efficiency on Raptor Lake, but it could work on future CPUs

Rumors that Raptor Lake processors should get new DLVR technology have been circulating since March last year, but nothing was known about it at the time.
Some time later, Intel registered a patent, which described the purpose of DLVR.
As it turned out, we are talking about Digital Linear Voltage Regulator (DLVR), a new mechanism that improves the energy efficiency of processors.Image source: VideoCardzThe document explained that the digital linear voltage regulator in Intel processors works in parallel with the main one, which is installed on the motherboard.
DLVR can reduce the voltage of the processor and thus reduce power consumption by 20-25%.
At the same time, a 21% reduction in power consumption allows for up to a 7% increase in performance.Image source: VideoCardzAs you know, some of the Intel Core 13th generation processors are already on sale.
However, there is no sign of DLVR technology in them.
Intel hasn't said anything publicly about the new feature either.
However, traces of DLVR were found in fresh versions of ASUS mainboards BIOS for new processors.
It is called CPU DLVR Bypass Mode Enable.
In this case the function itself does not work.
Turning it on or off has no effect.Image source: VideoCardzThe ASUS company's in-house overclocker, a.k.a.
Shamino, has said that the DLVR function is indeed supported on the company's latest motherboards, but Intel has disabled it on Raptor Lake CPUs themselves.
He also added that there is a possibility that future Intel chips will support it.Image source: ASUS ROG ForumsThe wording \"future processors\" draws attention.
The Raptor Lake chips are expected to be the last for Intel's LGA 1700 platform.
Expected after Raptor Lake processors Meteor Lake series will almost certainly require a new processor socket.
On the other hand, rumors that Intel is allegedly working on updated Raptor Lake Refresh chips are starting to appear in the web.
Presumably, they will be able to offer up to 20% lower power consumption compared to the current Raptor Lake models due to the DLVR function.

10.31.2022

The Best Gaming Processors with Excessive Consumption - Intel Raptor Lake Reviews

The Best Gaming Processors with Excessive Consumption - Intel Raptor Lake Reviews

The Best Gaming Processors with Excessive Consumption - Intel Raptor Lake Reviews

Intel Raptor Lake processors started selling today, and with it, many technology sites and bloggers published reviews of the new products.\tThe Raptor Lake family differs from the Alder Lake family with an increased number of power-efficient E-core, higher clock speeds, and larger Layer 2 and Layer 3 caches.
Specifically, the Core i9-13900K offers 8 P- and 16 E-core, 3.0-5.8 GHz, 36 Mbytes of L3 cache, 253W MTP and is priced at $589.
The mid-sized Core i7-13700K has 8 P- and E-core each, 3.4-5.4 GHz, 30 Mbytes of L3 cache, MTP 253W and a price of $409.
And the specs of the younger Core i5-13600K look like this: 6P + 8E, 3.5-5.1 GHz, 24 Mbytes L3, MTP 181W and $319.\t\t\t\tWhen getting acquainted with the Raptor Lake, reviewers unanimously noted the high performance of the new products.
In multi-threaded applications, the Core i9-13900K outperforms the Core i9-12900K by 45%, and in gaming its performance is 20% better.\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tTom's Hardware Tom's Hardware As a result, the Core i9-13900K is about 10-15% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X and 5-10% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in games.\t\t\t\t\t\tTechPowerUp That said, the Core i9-13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X perform about the same in multi-threaded content creation applications.\t\t\t\t\t\tTechPowerUp At the same time, almost all reviews note that Raptor Lake has significant consumption and high temperatures even when using very powerful cooling systems.
For example, it can consume up to 275W in multi-threaded loads, and up to 320W in stress tests with AVX2.
However, gamers are unlikely to encounter such consumption - the average consumption of the Core i9-13900K in games is about 140W.\t\t\t\t\t\tComputerbase.de In addition, some reviewers have noticed that the Core i9-13900K can be used quite effectively at reduced power consumption and underwinding.
For example, the processor hardly loses any gaming performance when capped at 125W, although it slows down in content creation applications by about 15%.\t\t\t\t\t\tder8auer Computerbase.de The journalists were more impressed than the Core i9-13900K by the inexpensive Core i5-13600K.
It lags behind the Core i9-13900K in games by a few percent and therefore is faster than any AMD processors, including flagship models.
At the same time, its average gaming consumption is only 85W, and peak consumption in resource-intensive applications does not exceed 155W.
Separately, reviewers pointed out that unlike Ryzen 7000, new Intel releases are compatible with old motherboards under LGA 1700 and can run not only with DDR5, but also with DDR4-memory.Detailed reviews of Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K can be found at websites: Igor'sLAB, Tom's Hardware, TechPowerUP, Techspot and others.

Intel Core i9-13900K overclocked to 8812.85 MHz, an all-time CPU frequency record

Intel Core i9-13900K overclocked to 8812.85 MHz, an all-time CPU frequency record

Intel Core i9-13900K overclocked to 8812.85 MHz, an all-time CPU frequency record

The new Intel Core i9-13900K flagship processor went on sale today and set a new all-time overclocking record of 8.8 GHz.
Thus, the previous record, held for 8 years, was broken.
The new achievement probably won't last that long.Image source: HWBOT / ElmorThe previous world record for the highest CPU overclocking frequency was set in 2014.
That CPU turned out to be the AMD FX 8370, released the same year.
At that time, the chip was overclocked on a single core to a frequency of 8722.78 MHz.In all the time past, none of the presented Intel processors could not even come close to the previous record overclocking representative of the ancient AMD FX series.
That all changed with the release of the new Raptor Lake series processors, the flagship of which can automatically overclock up to 5,8 GHz on 1-2 cores out of the box.The leaks of recent months clearly hinted that the Core i9-13900K has a huge potential for overclocking.
It was obvious that the processor was capable of conquering higher clock frequencies.
But few expected that the new chip which just went on sale would immediately set a new world overclocking record.An enthusiast with the nickname Elmor from Sweden entered into the HWBOT database his result of an extreme overclocking experiment with the Core i9-13900K using liquid nitrogen.
The overclocker managed to overclock the chip on a single core to a frequency of 8812.85 MHz, which is an absolute world record.
The ASUS Z790 ROG Maximus APEX motherboard was also used in the test system.
Source image: CPU-Z ValidatorNo less interesting detail is the fact that the last 12 years in setting new world records win systems based on ASUS motherboards, which will be a separate reason to be proud of this Taiwanese manufacturer.

Intel says Core i9-13900K is on average 11% faster than AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in games

Intel says Core i9-13900K is on average 11% faster than AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in games

Intel says Core i9-13900K is on average 11% faster than AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in games

According to Intel itself, the new Raptor Lake series Core i9-13900K processor is on average 11% faster than the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in games.
One of the VideoCardz reader shared photos from Intel presentation, anticipating the upcoming release of chips, where in particular the performance of new 24-core flagship processor was concerned.Image source: IntelThe slides showed Intel Core i9-13900K performance was compared directly with the direct competitor Ryzen 9 7950X.
So, the new Intel chip was up to 22% faster in games, compared to AMD's solution.
For example, such a difference can be expected in The Riftbreaker game.
In this case, if we talk about the average difference in performance, it is about 11% in favor of the Intel chip.
Intel Core i9-13900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in games.
Image source: VideoCardz / IntelOn another slide shown, Intel showed the performance of the Core i9-13900K in various applications.
PugetBench, Procyon, AutoCAD/AutoDesk were selected for the tests.
According to Intel, in half of the tests between the two flagships there is parity in performance.
In Photoshop, Intel's new product is slower by 3% than AMD's processor, while in AutoDesk/AutoCAD design programs, on the contrary, it is 4% and 16% faster.
Intel Core i9-13900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in software.
Source image: VideoCardz / IntelIt should be noted that the information on what conditions and with what PC components the above tests were conducted, is not yet available.
Intel Core 13th generation processors will be available for sale on October 20.
On the same day, the first independent reviews of these chips should appear.

Core i9-13900KF processor overclocked to 6.2GHz single-core using conventional liquid cooling

Core i9-13900KF processor overclocked to 6.2GHz single-core using conventional liquid cooling

Core i9-13900KF processor overclocked to 6.2GHz single-core using conventional liquid cooling

Raptor Lake's flagship 24-core Core i9-13900KF processor was overclocked to 6.2GHz, but only one core, but using only a conventional unattended (AIO) liquid cooling system.
Picture courtesy of Overclock.net.Source image: VideoCardzThe flagship 24-core Core i9-13900KF Raptor Lake processor is officially allowed to automatically overclock one of its cores to 5.8GHz with Thermal Velocity Boost technology.
The suffix \"KF\" in the model name indicates that the chip lacks integrated graphics.When overclocking the CPU to 6.2GHz, a Corsair iCUE H150I RGB Elite liquid cooling system was used as well as a Thermal Grizzly contact frame to protect against socket and poor waterblock contact with the chip cover.
The test system also contained an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 APEX motherboard, a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics gas pedal and G.Skill DDR5-6000 memory modules with CL36 delays.
Intel Core i9-13900KF overclocking.
Source image: CodyeThe system after overclocking was tested in Cinebench and 3DMark synthetic tests.
In the single-core benchmark Cinebench R23, the processor showed a score of 2352 points after overclocking.
This allowed it to rank 13th in HWBOT's single-core performance ranking.
The user also reported that the processor scored 41,940 points in the multi-core performance test.
Intel Core i9-13900KF overclocking.
Image source: CodyeThe owner of the Core i9-13900KF notes that despite being able to overclock the chip to 6.2GHz on a single core, the processor temperature did not rise above 75°C when using the aforementioned coolant.
The Core i9-13900KF was overclocked at 1.474V.
The enthusiast also added that he was limited in time, so he has not yet conducted thorough tests on the processor.
At the same time, standard overclocking profiles of ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 APEX motherboard were used in the experiment.

10.24.2022

Intel showed off NUC 13 Extreme (Raptor Canyon) gaming PC - now not so compact, but roomy

Intel showed off NUC 13 Extreme (Raptor Canyon) gaming PC - now not so compact, but roomy

Intel showed off NUC 13 Extreme (Raptor Canyon) gaming PC - now not so compact, but roomy

At the TwitchCon event, Intel showed off the upcoming NUC 13 Extreme series Raptor Canyon compact modular gaming PC.
They will be based on 13th generation Core processors, also known by the codename Raptor Lake.Image source: IntelThe new PCs will have larger dimensions than the NUC 12 Extreme systems based on Alder Lake processors.
The Raptor Canyon systems will have an internal capacity of 13.9 liters instead of its predecessor's 8 liters.
Thanks to this, the new generation of NUC Extreme 13 systems will be able to accommodate even larger graphics cards.
While the same reference Intel Arc A770 and Arc 750 Limited Edition graphics gas pedals are two expansion slots thick, the new NUC 13 Extreme systems will be able to accommodate third-party graphics cards up to 2.5 expansion slots or Intel gas pedals made by ASRock or Gunnir up to three expansion slots.The final specifications for the Raptor Canyon system, as well as pricing and release date Intel plans to announce in the coming weeks.

10.01.2022

The upcoming Core i9-13900KS made its mark in CPU-Z tests, where it beat all desktop processors

The upcoming Core i9-13900KS made its mark in CPU-Z tests, where it beat all desktop processors

The upcoming Core i9-13900KS made its mark in CPU-Z tests, where it beat all desktop processors

At the Innovation 2022 event, Intel announced plans to release next year a limited-edition Core 13 generation processor capable of automatically overclocking to 6.0 GHz.
Most likely, we're talking about the Core i9-13900KS.
A few hours after this, leaks related to the upcoming flagship began to appear on various Chinese sites.Image source: IntelThe Chinese social network Bilibili published a screenshot of CPU-Z program with the performance data of the Core i9-13900KS processor.
It is assumed that the basis of the flagship will be the most high-quality selected chips, so it will be produced in limited quantities.
It is very likely that this processor will be the response to the release of AMD Ryzen 7000X3D processors, which will have a larger amount of cache memory compared to the conventional Ryzen 7000.
Source image: BillibiliIn the test single-core performance utility CPU-Z alleged Core i9-13900KS score of 982 points, in the multi-core performance test - 18,453 points.
There are no Raptor Lake reviews yet, but according to leaks, the Core i9-13900KS is about 9.5 percent faster in single-core performance and 9 percent faster in multi-core performance than the Core i9-13900K.
Comparison of single-core CPU performance in CPU-Z.
Source image: Wccftech Comparison of multi-core CPU performance in CPU-Z.
Source image: WccftechUnfortunately, we don't know under what conditions Core i9-13900KS has been tested.
From this it would be premature to draw conclusions about its performance.

Intel showed silicon wafers with mysterious 34-core Raptor Lake processors, but didn't say what they're for

Intel showed silicon wafers with mysterious 34-core Raptor Lake processors, but didn't say what they're for

Intel showed silicon wafers with mysterious 34-core Raptor Lake processors, but didn't say what they're for

At the Innovation 2022 event, Intel showed a silicon wafer on its booth that reveals 34-core Raptor Lake-S processors not officially introduced.
As Paul Alcorn (Paul Alcorn) from Tom's Hardware writes, the company did not do it on purpose, because before that it has announced a consumer series of processors Raptor Lake, which have no more than 24 cores.Image source: Tom's HardwareJournalist points out that before that there were rumors that Intel is working on some 34-core processors.
However, it turned out later that they were just MCC chipsets for Sapphire Rapids server processors.
But the chips showed yesterday belong to the consumer Raptor Lake-S series.
This is evidenced by the sticker available on the wafer, as shown in the photo below.
The plate with the 34-core Raptor Lake chipsA closer look at the plate (photo above) makes it obvious that the uncut chips in it don't look like the standard Raptor Lake processor chips (photo below).
The cores in the chips are not arranged horizontally in two rows like in standard Raptor Lake crystals.
In addition, it seems that the 34 cores of the unknown Raptor Lake processors are connected by a kind of mesh structure, like in Ice Lake crystals (Xeon and 10th generation Core processors), as well as by a ring bus.
Also, as part of the 34-core Raptor Lake crystals can distinguish eight DDR5 memory controllers and UPI blocks, which is unusual for standard desktop models.Crystal already presented desktop Raptor Lake- SThe staff of the stand, where they demonstrated the silicon wafers, also confirmed that these processors Raptor Lake-S with 34 cores, but did not specify whether they are server or consumer.
The journalist notes that the size of crystals is much larger than the consumer model Raptor Lake-S for the LGA 1700 processor socket.It is very likely that Intel has shown crystals of some future powerful processors.
Perhaps these crystals are for high performance desktop (HEDT) processors Raptor Lake-X, or on such crystals will be built processors for workstations Xeon W or other models.

Intel unveiled the 13th generation Core processors - up to 24 cores and up to 5.8 GHz

Intel unveiled the 13th generation Core processors - up to 24 cores and up to 5.8 GHz

Intel unveiled the 13th generation Core processors - up to 24 cores and up to 5.8 GHz

Intel unveiled the 13th generation Core desktop processors, also known as Raptor Lake, as part of its Innovation event.
The new chips have a new architecture, more cores, and higher frequencies than their predecessors.
At the same time, some models went up in price.Raptor Lake processors, like their predecessors, use hybrid architecture, combining a powerful P-core and energy-efficient E-core.
The former are based on the new Raptor Cove architecture, and are distinguished by their increased L2 cache size.
Alder Lake has 1.25 Mbytes of L2 cache per core, while the new products have 2 Mbytes of L2 cache per core.
There are six models in total: the flagship Core i9-13900K and Core i9-13900KF, the average Core i7-13700K and Core i7-13700KF, as well as more affordable Core i5-13600K and Core i5-13600KF.
All of them have an unlocked multiplier and belong to the more advanced and expensive Intel solutions.
Recall that models with the suffix \"KF\" differ only in the absence of integrated graphics, but all other features they have identical to conventional processors.
Announcement of more affordable Raptor Lake processors, deprived of overclocking capabilities, is expected later.Senior Core i9-13900K has 24 cores and support 32 threads, as well as a total of 32 MB of L2 cache and 36 MB of L3 cache.
The eight cores here are high-performance Raptor Cove.
Their base frequency is 3.0 GHz, all together they can automatically overclock to 5.4 GHz, and the maximum frequency provided by the Thermal Velocity Boost technology for 1-2 cores is 5.8 GHz.
Another 16 cores of the flagship are energy-efficient Gracemont cores.
Their base frequency is 2.2 GHz, and the maximum frequency is 4.3 GHz.
The Core i7-13700K processor has eight P- and E-core each, which ultimately provides 24 threads.
The previous flagship Core i9-12900K has the same configuration.
The new Core i7 has a maximum clock speed of 5.4 GHz.
Finally, the Core i5-13600K has six P cores and eight E cores, offering 20 threads.
The clock speed of these processors can automatically go up to 5.1 GHz.
As for performance, the slide above shows Intel comparing the Core i9-13900K to its predecessor Core i9-12900K in games.
As you can see, in most projects, the newcomer is faster - in some places even by 20 percent or more.
Intel also compares the Core i9-13900K with AMD's old flagship Ryzen 9 5950X.
Intel's novelty in games delivers a higher average FPS by 6 to 58 percent, depending on the project.
In addition, Intel cites a comparison with the best gaming processor of the last generation competitor, Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
And in some games, the latter turns out to be faster or on par with the new Core i9-13900K! Intel also cites a comparison of the Core i9-13900K, Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5950X in various professional applications from Adobe and Autodesk.
New Intel product outperforms old flagship AMD by 16 to 69%.Along with the new CPUs, Intel has also introduced new 700-series chipsets, and motherboard manufacturers will release new solutions based on them.
At the same Raptor Lake will be made in the same LGA 1700 chassis, as the current Alder Lake.
New products will be compatible with motherboards based on the Intel 600-series system logic.The most affordable of the currently available Raptor Lake - Core i5-13600KF - priced at $294.
By comparison, last year's Core i5-12600KF cost $264.
At the same time, the flagship Core i9-13900K costs the same as its predecessor - $589.
Sales of the Intel Core 13-generation processors will start on October 20.Also Intel has promised to release a limited series of processors next year, which can automatically overclock up to 6.0 GHz.
We are probably talking about the Core i9-13900KS.

Mobile 14-core Core i9-13900HK and Core i7-13700H made a mark in Geekbench - flagship showed 5.3 GHz

Mobile 14-core Core i9-13900HK and Core i7-13700H made a mark in Geekbench - flagship showed 5.3 GHz

Mobile 14-core Core i9-13900HK and Core i7-13700H made a mark in Geekbench - flagship showed 5.3 GHz

Mobile Core i9-13900HK and Core i7-13700H processor test results have appeared in Geekbench synthetic test database.
According to the test, both chips are 14-core (six powerful and eight power-efficient cores) and support 20 virtual threads.
Chips were tested in some Samsung laptops.Image source: WccftechAccording to the test details, the Core i9-13900HK is able to automatically overclock to 5.3GHz.
The Core i7-13700H was able to clock up to 4.95GHz.
Recall that the current mobile Core i9-12900HK and Core i7-12700H generation Alder Lake have maximum clock speeds of 5.0 and 4.7 GHz respectively.
Interestingly, the novelties are claimed to have 1.25 MB of L2 cache per core, but the Raptor Cove cores architecture implies 2 MB of L2 cache per core.
Image source: GeekbankshThe performance of the new processors, especially the multi-threaded ones, is not impressive yet.
In the Geekbench database, you can find higher results for the same Core i9-12900HK.
However, the new chips are engineering samples, so it's too early to definitively judge their performance.Core i9-13900HK results (top) and Core i7-13700H (bottom) Single-threaded processor performance comparison.
Image source: WccftechIntel has previously confirmed that the mobile Raptor Lake series processors will be released by the end of this year.
However, the company did not specify whether it applies to all models of the new series.
According to VideoCardz, the first notebooks based both on the new Intel mobile processors, and AMD next-generation processors are expected to be announced at CES 2023 early next year, along with the announcement of mobile video cards NVIDIA Ada Lovelace and AMD RDNA 3.
Multi-threaded processor performance comparison.
Image source: Wccftech

9.26.2022

Flagship Core i9-13900K will be able to automatically overclock up to 5.8GHz, Polish retailer confirmed

Flagship Core i9-13900K will be able to automatically overclock up to 5.8GHz, Polish retailer confirmed

Flagship Core i9-13900K will be able to automatically overclock up to 5.8GHz, Polish retailer confirmed

Polish retailer x-kom has published a 30-second commercial about the new Intel Raptor Lake processors, in which it confirmed one of the key specifications of the future series flagship CPU - Core i9-13900K.
Apparently, the video was published before the due time, because very soon it was removed.
In particular, the video confirms that the next-generation processors will offer up to 8 efficient and up to 16 energy-efficient cores, and will be able to automatically overclock up to 5.8 GHz.
Obviously, these maximum characteristics will be inherent to the flagship Core i9-13900K.
Unfortunately, any additional technical information is not reported.At tomorrow's Intel Innovation event is expected to announce the senior models of Core 13th generation processors with K and KF suffixes.
These chips are rated at 125W power consumption and have an unlocked multiplier for manual overclocking.
The low-end models with TDP of 35 and 65W will be announced later.
It is possible that they will be presented at CES 2023 in early January of the next year.
Features of many models of the upcoming Raptor Lake series processors are already well known thanks to earlier leaks.
We have to wait for the official confirmation and cost data of the new products.Image source: VideoCardz

Future flagship Core i9-13900KF marked up at UK Amazon for around $800

Future flagship Core i9-13900KF marked up at UK Amazon for around $800

Future flagship Core i9-13900KF marked up at UK Amazon for around $800

Intel Raptor Lake processors are expected to be announced this week, so major retailers are already starting to add information about them to their databases.
For example, four models of the 13th-generation Core chips, including the 24-core Core i9-13900KF flagship model, which lacks integrated graphics, have shown up at Amazon in the UK.
Prices are listed for all.Image source: VideoCardzThe flagship model is priced at 750 British pounds (about $806 at current exchange rates) by the marketplace.
That's about 150 pounds higher than the price of the Core i9-12900K at the UK launch.
However, the Core i9-12900KF is now available for around GBP 609.
A select Core i9-12900KS, capable of automatically overclocking up to 5.5GHz, was also available for about 750 British pounds at launch.
Image source: Amazon UKThe 16-core Core i7-13700K model was also spotted on Amazon UK for 547 British pounds ($590) and a variant without integrated graphics with an \"F\" suffix for 517 British pounds ($557).
Compared to its predecessors, the new items are 120-137 British pounds more expensive.
As for the 14-core Core i5-13600KF, it is priced at 350 pounds (about $377) on the British online marketplace, which again is more expensive than its predecessors Core i7-12600KF, which can now be purchased for 273 pounds.
It is very likely that the prices quoted by the British marketplace are not final.
The official price and specifications of the Intel Core 13th generation processors will be available tomorrow, September 27th at the Intel Innovation event.

9.24.2022

Core i9-13900K packaging showed up in photo - the kit will again include a faux silicon wafer

Core i9-13900K packaging showed up in photo - the kit will again include a faux silicon wafer

Core i9-13900K packaging showed up in photo - the kit will again include a faux silicon wafer

Intel will use new packaging for its flagship Core i9-13900K processors - its photo was published by a Japanese source.
The new generation chips will be officially unveiled by Intel next week.Image source: VideoCardzThe flagship Raptor Lake-S processors will come in compact boxes in their signature blue coloring and minimalist design.
The boxed version of the Core i9-13900K will still come with a silicon boutique plate that is used as a reflective element.
It started to come with the Alder Lake-S processors.
With the new processors, the color of the wafer has changed from gold to silver.Intel has been using a different packaging design for the boxed versions of its flagship K-series models for the last few generations of Core processors than other processors.
The latter are usually satisfied with a simple box without any design extravagances.Boxed version of the flagship Intel Core 9th generationCase version of the flagship Intel Core 11th generationThe boxed version of the third iteration of the flagship Core i9-12900K chip has been replaced by the usual unpretentious box only recently, in August.Boxed version of the flagship Intel Core 12th generationThe use of more compact packaging for new Intel processors has not only aesthetic but also practical reasons.
In this way, the vendor will be able to supply a larger amount of processors per batch.
At the same AMD with this may have a problem, since it has decided to use very large boxes for the older models of Ryzen 9 7000 processors.Image source: AMD

9.22.2022

In an early review, the Core i9-13900K outperformed the Core i9-12900K by 10% in games and by 42% in applications

In an early review, the Core i9-13900K outperformed the Core i9-12900K by 10% in games and by 42% in applications

In an early review, the Core i9-13900K outperformed the Core i9-12900K by 10% in games and by 42% in applications

Chinese sources have published one of the first reviews of the Core i9-13900K, the flagship CPU of the Raptor Lake family due out in late September.
Tests have shown that the Core i9-13900K offers noticeably better performance than the current flagship Core i9-12900K processor of the Alder Lake family, in all types of applications, including games.
Chinese enthusiasts hiding under the nicknames Enthusiast Citizen and OneRaichu, who often publish results of experiments with processors before their official announcements, have published joint review of Core i9-13900K.The review shows that Core i9-13900K has 8 efficient and 16 power efficient cores in its arsenal, which gives it the ability to run 32 threads simultaneously.
These cores are slightly different from Golden Cove and Gracemont cores in Alder Lake processors.
The performance cores in Raptor Lake have 2 Mbytes of L2 cache per core (vs.
1.25 Mbytes for Alder Lake) and the energy efficiency cores have 4 Mbytes of L2 cache per four cores (vs.
2 Mbytes per four cores for Alder Lake).
Also Core i9-13900K has increased L3 cache to 36 MB (Core i9-12900K L3 cache has 30 MB).Core i9-13900K has significantly higher operating frequency.
Its performance cores run at 5.5-5.8GHz (depending on load) and power efficient cores run at 4.3GHz.
A comparison of Core i9-13900K and Core i9-12900K on computational tasks showed that the new processor gives 42% higher performance.
This value is the result of both frequency advantage and IPC (specific performance per clock) growth.
Chinese enthusiasts estimate the performance gain at the same frequency 13% for efficient cores and 6% for energy efficient ones.In Gaming tests performance of Core i9-13900K-based system is 10% higher than analogous Core i9-12900K-based configuration on average.At that Core i9-13900K \"surpassed\" its predecessor in terms of power consumption.
In AIDA64 FPU stress-test the new processor consumed 343W, while Core i9-12900K took 1.5 times less power.The tests of Core i9-13900K were done with DDR5-6000 and DDR4-3600 SDRAM and Radeon RX 6900 XTXH graphic card.
NZXT Kraken X73 was used for cooling, 253 watt test power limit of Core i9-13900K was removed in tests.The official release of Raptor Lake processor family headed by Core i9-13900K is planned for September 27th.

9.20.2022

Intel accidentally showed the specifications of three flagship Raptor Lake processors

Intel accidentally showed the specifications of three flagship Raptor Lake processors

Intel accidentally showed the specifications of three flagship Raptor Lake processors

In the Canadian section of the Intel website for a short time appeared information about three Core thirteenth generation processors (Raptor Lake family).
The data was promptly removed, but they managed to spread online sources.Image source: IntelThe page on Intel's gaming PC build site listed the Core i5-13600K, Core i7-13700K and Core i9-13900K models.
According to the given description, the first of the named chips contains 14 computing cores, including six efficient and eight energy-efficient.
Up to 20 instruction threads can be executed simultaneously.
Named maximum clock speed productive unit - 5.1 GHz.Core i7-13700K processor, in turn, has 16 cores - eight performance and energy-efficient.
It is allowed to execute up to 24 instruction threads simultaneously.
Clock speed is up to 5.3 GHz.Finally, the senior model, Core i9-13900K, has 24 cores - eight efficient and 16 energy efficient.
The number of instruction threads reaches 32.
The maximum frequency of efficient core is 5.4 GHz.It should be noted that the senior chip also supports Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which allows two efficient cores to overclock to 5.8 GHz.The official announcement of Raptor Lake generation processors is scheduled for September 27 - it will be held at the Intel Innovation event.

The 35 watt Core i7-13700T has appeared in the Geekbench test database, and it is higher than the Ryzen 7 5800X

The 35 watt Core i7-13700T has appeared in the Geekbench test database, and it is higher than the Ryzen 7 5800X

The 35 watt Core i7-13700T has appeared in the Geekbench test database, and it is higher than the Ryzen 7 5800X

Only K-series models with unlocked multiplier are expected to be announced as part of the first wave of Intel Raptor Lake series processors.
However, a model from the future energy efficient Core T series has made its mark in the Geekbench synthetic test database.
We're talking about the 16-core and 24-thread Core i7-13700T with an estimated heat dissipation of 35 watts.Image source: VideoCardzBase frequency of the processor is 1.4 GHz.
In auto mode, it can overclock up to 4.78 MHz.
Recall that the Intel T-series processors are not designed for gaming.
It is designed for use in compact energy-efficient and embedded systems, often equipped with passive cooling systems.Image source: GeekbanenchIn single-core performance tests, Core i7-13700T showed results from 1893 to 1939 points.
In multi-core performance tests, the chip scored from 8,925 to 11,564 points.Source image: GeekbanxThe Core i7-13700T is faster than the eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X on the Zen 3 architecture.
The maximum TPD of the Raptor Lake chip is unknown, but it should be lower than that of the Ryzen model (105W nominal and 142W maximum).
Intel chip was tested with DDR4-3200 RAM, hence it did not take advantage of faster DDR5 memory support.Compared to the 10-core Core i5-12600K Alder Lake series, the Core i7-13700T showed higher single-core and almost the same multi-core performance.
Image source: VideoCardzIntel usually releases energy-efficient models of its processors after the release of the higher-end K-series models with TDP 125W and mass models without overclocking and with TDP 65W.

Intel has promised that Raptor Lake will overclock to 8GHz and reach 6GHz

Intel has promised that Raptor Lake will overclock to 8GHz and reach 6GHz

Intel has promised that Raptor Lake will overclock to 8GHz and reach 6GHz

Intel held an Intel Technology Tour press event in Israel this month, where employees from the local office talked about their achievements in developing both past and future generation central processing units.
The Raptor Lake family is the brainchild of Intel's Israeli engineers and they proudly announced that the processors are overclocked to 8GHz.Image: Intel, Tom's HardwareThe figure may seem impressive to the untutored layman, but keep in mind that such experiments usually involve using liquid nitrogen to cool the processors and you can't expect to get any serious payload at that frequency range.
Moreover, not even all of the processor's processing cores are usually active when reaching a record frequency.
The progress of the Raptor Lake family, based on achieving a frequency of 8 GHz with liquid nitrogen, also not so great - at least the statistics overclocking Intel Core i9-12900KS processor contains evidence of reaching 7.8 GHz in June this year with the activity of eight cores and eight threads.
It turns out that the successor was able to surpass this result by 200 MHz.
Not the fact that the frequency of 8 GHz is limited, of course, because practice shows the ability of individual instances of processors of the new family in the future to improve the results of extreme overclocking in comparison with the debut experiments, which usually involve the use of early engineering samples.
In the Intel processor history the 8GHz milestone is not unique either, as Cedar Mill's Celeron D generation processors once hit the 8.5GHz milestone, even though they were manufactured using the \"mature\" 65nm technology.Along the way Tom's Hardware representatives point out that Raptor Lake processors can dynamically boost frequencies to 6.0GHz using standard cooling systems.
That's 500 MHz higher than the default limiting frequency of the Core i9-12900KS processor, which is considered the flagship of the Alder Lake line.
However, the Intel presentation slides from the day before mentioned only 5.8 GHz as the Raptor Lake limiting frequency.
Perhaps the beautiful value of 6.0 GHz is achieved for one or two active cores in a special mode of operation.