Intel is planning to launch its remaining lineup of 13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake” processors in early January, according to sources with IT Home, which have reported that these CPUs will go on sale globally on January 3, 2023, alongside B760 motherboards.
From an IT Home report:
Intel has verbally notified the brand owners of the timing: the new B760 series motherboards are basically confirmed to be sold globally on January 3, and the motherboard brands are expected to ship in the second half of December.
Intel is expected to launch as many as 16 new CPUs, including non-K (locked) versions of the Raptor Lake processors that are currently available (e.g., the flagship Core i9-13900K) and lower-tired options such as the Core i5-13500 and Core i3-13100.
Intel launched its first 13th Gen Intel Core processors in September, revealing six Raptor Lake chips in the form of the Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K, and Core i5-13600 in K/KF variants.
Intel is also planning to release the Core i9-13900KS, a newer, special edition flagship that offers boost clocks of up to 6 GHz right out of the box, which is expected to release in Q1 2023.
The Core i9-13900K’s official MSRP is $589, but the CPU is currently priced higher at many retailers, including Amazon, which is selling it for $669.