The launch schedule for Intel’s next-generation processors and motherboards has seemingly leaked.
According to a recent Bilibili post by leaker Enthusiastic Citizen, 13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake” processors and Z790 motherboards will launch during the week of October 17. The initial lineup is expected to include the Core i5-13600K/KF, Core i7-13700K/KF, and Core i9-13900K/KF, a flagship chip that features 24 cores (8 P-cores, 16 E-cores).
These will be followed by the launch of the lower-range H770 and B760 motherboards, which is reportedly scheduled for January 5 next year during CES 2023. Non-K (locked) versions of Raptor Lake processors are expected to show up at this event as well.
The Intel Z790+Intel RPL K series will be released at the Intel Innovation 2022 performance ban on 9/28, and the official release time will be the week of 10/17. H760/B760+non-K will be lifted at CES 2023 on 1/5/2023, and the official release time will be in the second half of January. It is confirmed that there will be no H710, and the H610 PCH will continue to be used. At present, all Intel 600 series motherboards are compatible with RPL CPU, and RPL is also compatible with DDR4 and DDR5 at the same time. The first CPU models of Intel Innovation 2022 are i9-13900K/KF 8P+16E, i7-13700K/KF 8P+8E, i5-13600K/KF 6P+8E. The Z790 chipset has a total of 20x PCIe 4+8x PCIe 3, and the CPU is still 16x PCIe 5+4x PCIe 4. The big change is that DDR5 has been upgraded from the original JEDEC 4800 to JEDEC 5600.
Intel’s current generation of desktop processors, Alder Lake, was announced on October 27, 2021, but they didn’t reach shelves until two weeks later, on November 4.
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series processors are rumored to launch earlier, on September 15.