As promised earlier, Intel unveiled the latest model of Raptor Lake series desktop processors; Processors that have a power of 65 watts and 35 watts and are weaker than the K series models. New Intel processors include various models; From low-end Core i3 chips to high-end Core i9 products. These new processors have more cores and frequencies than the previous generation and are, as expected, more expensive. Intel increased the price of 12th generation processors today. The maximum power consumption of the 13th generation processors has been significantly increased compared to the previous generation.
According to Toms HardoverRaptor Lake is largely a modified version of Alder Lake. In the 12th generation, Intel said goodbye to identical cores and started using two types of high-power and low-power cores. This arrangement of nuclei is also seen in the 13th generation. Intel is still using old Intel 7 lithography (10 nm class); But this lithography has seen improvements in the 13th generation to achieve more frequency.
Most of Intel’s new 13th generation processors are based on the same Raptor Cove microarchitecture used in 2022’s 13th generation processors; But a number of Core i5 models and only the Core i3 model use the same die and microarchitecture of the 12th generation.
Needless to say, Intel has greatly increased the maximum power consumption of its chips in an effort to provide the highest possible processing power. This approach ended in favor of Intel in the K series processors and we saw the most powerful chips of the blue team. The processors that were introduced tonight have a power of 35 watts and 65 watts; But in general, they consume more energy and produce more heat than the previous generation.
The new B760 series motherboards are going to come with 65W Raptor Lake processors; But these motherboards do not have much improvement compared to B660. Raptor Lake is still compatible with 600 series motherboards. Intel has also retained support for DDR4 memory.