A generation change was recently completed with the launch of the Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090 24GB, and not just for PC graphics cards. AMD has also started the next generation of CPUs, with Ryze 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 9 7950X. Intel now wants to claim the title of the fastest gaming CPU with the launch of the fastest Raptor Lake processor, the Intel Core i9-13900K, which will be launched on October 20th together with the Core i7-13700K and i5-13600K. In the PCGH preview, the performance data of the i9-13900K in particular sounds promising – read more about it below. If you want to buy an Intel Core i9-13900K, i7-13700K or i5-13600K right at the start, you have the opportunity to do so in several shops. The new processors from Intel can even be pre-ordered from some retailers.
RaptorLake already available for pre-order: Intel Core i9-13900K, i7-13700K and i5-13600K
The new Intel CPUs can already be pre-ordered from retailers such as Caseking. Release is October 20th. Source: Intel
Some dealers already carry the new Raptor Lake CPUs from Intel’s 13th processor generation, and the new processors can already be pre-ordered from Alternate. If you want to buy the promising Intel Core i9-13900K gaming processor, you can already order it from Amazon. At 848.04 euros, the price is significantly higher than the cheapest offer from Caseking, where the new top CPU from Intel can also be pre-ordered for 749 euros. This is also the price at which Arlt.de offers the processor. Below we have compiled the list of dealers who already carry the Intel Core i5-13600, Core i7-13700K and Core i9-13900K and the shops where we expect them to go on sale on October 20th from 3 p.m. You will also find “KF” variants in the shops, such as the Intel Core i7-13700KF. These are processors without a graphics unit. This CPU, for example, cannot be overclocked compared to the Core i7-13700K. Despite the additional price of around 35 euros, ambitious gamers should always use the “K” version.
Raptor Lake CPUs Core i9-13900K, i7-13700K and/or i5-13600K can be pre-ordered in these shops
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PCGH preview gives promising outlook on Raptor Lake CPUs
The PCGH test of the new CPUs from Intel’s Raptor Lake series are only allowed to be published on October 20, 3 p.m. due to a worldwide embargo. Then the official start of sales will take place. Nevertheless, Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K and i5-13600K can already be bought. The new processors can already be pre-ordered from dealers such as Alternate or Caseking, as can be seen from our list above. In our detailed PCGH preview, however, we were already able to take a close look at Intel’s 13th processor generation. PCGH CPU expert David Ney believes Intel’s prediction that the top CPU Core i9-13900K will outperform the new AMD competitor Ryzen 9 7950X in games. In addition to higher clock speeds and the number of cores, Intel provides its 13th generation desktop CPUs with additional L3 cache for the E cores, which according to the manufacturer benefits the execution of larger data sets and better performance, and with more L2 -Cache per P-Core and E-Core cluster. Here, Intel promises to minimize the time spent exchanging data between the caches and the memory, which speeds up the workflow. There is an additional 2 MiByte L2 cache per P core and 4 MiByte L2 cache per E core cluster. The Core i9-13900K should accordingly come up with 36 MiByte L3 and a total of 32 MiByte L2 cache.
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If you don’t just want to buy one of the new Raptor Lake CPUs Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K or Core i5-13600K, but also look for savings deals such as SSD, gaming monitor or processor at Amazon, Alternate, Media Market and Co. interested should not miss our Daily Deals. Our PCGH technology guide portal provides well-founded purchase advice for technology products. Prices of the coveted Geforce and Radeon graphics cards and other technology products can be checked with the PCGH price comparison.