13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake Flagship Could Feature Clock Speeds of Up to 5.8 GHz

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Think the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS with its boost frequencies of up to 5.50 GHz is fast? Wait until you see what blue team is supposedly cooking up for its next generation of desktop processors. New rumors shared by leaker @OneRaichu suggest that Alder Lake’s successor, Raptor Lake, will boast exciting increases in clock speeds of around 200 to 300 MHz. The implication is that the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K may be able to boost up to a very impressive 5.8 GHz. AMD’s flagship Ryzen CPU for desktops, the Ryzen 9 5950X, is listed with a maximum boost clock of 4.9 GHz.

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Flagship, Core i9-13900K, Could Feature Clock Speeds Up To 5.8 GHz (Wccftech)

Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs are expected to be an evolution of the 12th Gen Alder Lake family. Both are based on a hybrid core architecture with the former utilizing the x86 Golden Cove and the latter utilizing the Raptor Cove cores. Both Alder Lake & Raptor Lake feature Intel’s Gracemont Atom cores known as E-Cores though Raptor Lake will increase the overall quantity of such cores to 16 from the existing 8. This will push the core count up to 24 cores and 32 threads vs the 16 cores and 24 threads that we get on the flagship Core i9-12900K.

Besides this change, Intel is also expected to increase the cache size dramatically for its 13th Gen Raptor Lake lineup. The flagship Core i9-13900K is expected to rock up to 68 MB of cache as part of its new ‘Game Cache’. This rumor was first started by @OneRaichu last year and since, many other tech leakers and insiders are reporting the same.

Now, @OneRaichu has another rumor surrounding the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake lineup and that’s the core clock. As per the rumor, Intel is expected to boost its P-core clocks by up to 300 MHz. Currently, Intel’s fastest chip in production is the Core i9-12900KS which offers a max clock speed of up to 5.5 GHz. A 200-300 MHz jump in frequency for Raptor Lake would mean that the blue team is aiming to breach the 5.5 GHz clock limit on a retail chip and go for the 5.7-5.8 GHz mark.

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