Raptor Lake marks the 13th generation of Intel Core processors, succeeding the 12th generation Alder Lake chips. Intel will continue to build on the hybrid design it introduced in 2021, making use of both high-performance cores and energy-efficient cores in the same vein as Apple Silicon.
13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900 desktop processors feature PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards.
- Cores: 24
- Threads: 32
- Single P-core Max/Base Clock Speed: 5.2/2.0GHz
- Single E-core Max/Base Clock Speed: 4.2/1.5GHz
- Cache: 36MB Intel Smart Cache
- L2 Cache: 32MB
- TDP: 65W
- Motherboard compatibility: Intel 600 & 700 Series
- Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0
- Intel Thermal Velocity Boost
- Memory Speed: Up to DDR5 5600, DDR4 3200
- Intel UHD Graphics 770
About the Intel Core i9-13900 Processor
More Cache than Ever
Raptor Lake will be packing a notable upgrade to both L2 and L3 CPU caches. Performance cores will be getting 2MB of L2 cache and 3MB of L3 cache per core, while efficiency cores should get 4MB of L2 and 3MB of L3 per core cluster (clusters have four cores).
The new generation of Intel CPUs will fit in the same LGA1700 socket that Alder Lake used. So if you are upgrading from Alder Lake to a Raptor Lake chip, any of the old motherboards will suffice. But, of course, with the right BIOS version.