Intel's Core i9-13900K, its (presumably) next-gen flagship processor, could hit very fast Turbo speeds well beyond what even the mighty 12900KS achieves.

The Core i9-12900KS is the newly released supercharged variant of the 12900K, and the processor can go up to 5,5GHz right out of the box.

In theory, though, Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake silicon will be able to hit clock speeds 200MHz or 300MHz faster than that, as Raichu says on Twitter.

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In theory, then, the Raptor Lake flagship could end up hitting 5,7GHz or 5,8GHz, which would be pretty staggering speeds with no tweaking or overclocking needed.

We are of course talking about the CPU's improved performance cores (efficiency cores would run slower, as usual), and in addition also the maximum speed for a couple of cores (you won't get a full skin on all cores , yes; with the 12900KS, the boost for all cores reaches 5,2 GHz, which is 300 Hz less than the maximum Turbo).

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What is not clear is if when Raichu talks about Raptor Lake reaching those heights, if he is referring to the Core i9-13900K or a possible higher variant of 13900KS, if Intel is going that way. (It doesn't always make a "KS" edition of the flagship, and actually the last one before the 12900KS was the 9900KS, three generations ago.)

Either way, according to this rumour, Raptor Lake is expected to deliver a significant boost in clock speed, and of course that won't be all. A new generation will inevitably bring IPC improvements (more instructions per clock means you get even faster clock speeds), and even if Raptor Lake is just a direct upgrade from Alder Lake, it has some interesting frills on the side. Like a major boost to the onboard cache to increase the game's frame rate, for example.

Let's not forget that the 13900K is supposed to increase the efficiency of the cores from 8 to 16 (keeping the same 8 performance cores), so the flagship processor will theoretically be a 24-core affair (with 32 threads, because the efficiency of nuclei is not hyperactive). -threaded). And it should also give the CPU a bit more power.

The upshot is that while it's only a basic update theoretically, Raptor Lake could smooth out the rough edges of Alder Lake, which is Intel's first real foray into hybrid cores, of course aside from Lakefield, to pack a punch. Hopefully though the other question here is whether AMD will get the first shot at releasing Zen 4 before Raptor Lake.

While Intel's Raptor Lake has been rumored to debut in Q4 (several times), it's not certain, and other speculation has argued that AMD could launch Zen. 13 processors in Q5000 as well, possibly aiming to beat to Intel in the market. Which, to be fair, Team Red really needs to do if possible, because if Intel's XNUMXth-gen lineup shows up first, AMD's Ryzen XNUMX-series is going to look pretty underpowered.

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