Intel has announced the 13th Generation CPU chips that will be a part of the Raptor Lake family. These have been made available to customers and system integrators starting October 20. These chips have significant performance improvements over their earlier versions.
Ryzen’s 7000 Series is Expensive
The recent release of the Ryzen 7000 line was a disappointment for low-budget PC owners. The Zen 4 lineup entails four CPUs with soaring prices starting from 300 dollars. The lineup has no budget-oriented, quad-core CPU that could target 1080p entry-level gamers. In contrast, Intel has released a product line to accommodate those who have a smaller budget. The Core i3 12100 was introduced in January which not only promises better performance than the $200 Ryzen 5 3600 but is also priced at a mere $97!
Ryzen’s 7000 fewer options for motherboards and memory modules
The entire lineup of new Ryzen models will only be available with DDR5 memory and, based on an entirely new platform, the options for motherboard choices will be limited. These factors could make it difficult to find a compatible motherboard in comparison to current systems. The 13th Gen Raptor Lake lineup will also have support for DDR4 and DDR5 memory modules, as rumors suggest. That way, users will have plenty of options when they go shopping.
Intel’s 13th Generation lineup will base on the same LGA 1700 socket as the newest Alder Lake machines. That means users can pick the 600-series or new 700- series motherboards for their 13th Gen processors.
Ryzen 7000 processors are power Hungry
The new Ryzen 7000 has significantly higher power consumption as it’s rated on and above 105W. This high-power consumption leads to a more expensive, premium CPU and motherboard. Intel keeps its power consumption Normal with the new 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors that can run at 65W.
Intel controls power consumption as a priority to make processor operation less expensive. The Core i5 13600K, a mid-range choice, will require 65W of power and should retail for about $300.
Intel core has better performance matrices
Intel’s 13th-generation chips appear to be faster than AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series. The Core i9 13900K easily hit the 40,000 mark in Cinebench R23, while the Zen 4-based Ryzen 9 7950X can reach 38,984.
Intel’s Core i9-13900K features a 600MHz boost to the P-cores out of the box and a 400MHz boost to the E-cores. This extra clock speed will require more power and a lot more heat dissipation, but more performance is still more performance.
Ryzen 7000 clock speed is less than the Intel 13th generation series
Ryzen 7000 has a clock speed of Core5.5GHz, which is suitable for moderate games, while the Intel 13th generation model Core i9-13900K clock speed hits 5.8GHz.
Raptor Lake is an example of Intel’s new strategy to add more efficient cores to their CPUs. While Raptor Lake’s larger P-cores aren’t as fast, they’re great if you only need single-threaded tasks.
AMD is introducing its latest Zen 4 architecture with the new Ryzen 7000 series. Its substantial changes include 1MB of L2 cache per core, New AI instructions, and the use of TSMC’s new, enhanced 5nm node.
Intel P-cores offer a single-threaded workload
It makes sense for Intel to add more E-cores with their smaller form factor since the current P-cores are solely there for single-threaded workloads.
Ryzen 7000 series improvements from the earlier 3 Generations, Ryzen 7000 promises a 13% boost in instructions per clock (or IPC) and a massive clock speed increase from 4.9GHz on Ryzen 5000 to 5.7Ghz on the top-of-the-line Zen 4 CPUs.