Intel has officially introduced its new range of Intel Gen13 processors with performance improvements and also its first discrete GPU Intel Arc A770 that adds competition to the sector.
These new processors want to compete with the recent AMD Ryzen 7000 in its range oriented to the Gaming sector. For now we have three main versions called Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K and Core i5-13600K, all with Raptor Lake technology (an advanced version of Alder Lake) manufactured in 7 nm. We also have the first discrete GPU from this company, Intel Arc A770, which aims to compete directly with the NVIDIA RTX 3060.
Intel Gen 13 Specifications
Undoubtedly the star model of this new generation of Intel processors is its Intel Core i9-13900K model that can reach up to 5.8 GHz and in its 13900KS version up to 6GHz, has 24 cores divided between 8 high performance Power Cores and 16 low performance Efficient Cores reaching up to 32 threads of execution. These processors allow us to mount DDR4 and DDR5 memory interchangeably, which saves some money in the generation change.
This new generation offers a performance improvement of up to 15% in single-threaded processes and up to 41% improvement in multi-threaded processes, something that will be verified in real performance tests. In addition, these processors feature overclocking improvements with Speed Optimizer technology and the Extreme Tuning Utility app.
These processors in their K version offer us an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU with superior performance to the Vega GPUs of the Ryzen 5000, so we can play not very demanding games like LoL. These CPUs support DDR4 and DDR5 RAM memory, they also maintain the LGA1700 socket for new Intel Z790, H770 and B760 motherboards with PCIe 5.0 and for the old Z690, H670 and B660 with PCIe 4.0, so we can adjust our budget.
Pricing and availability
- Intel Core i9-13900K will be priced at $589.
- Intel Core i7-13700K will be available for $409.
- Intel Core i5-13600K will be priced at $319.
- We will have them in stores on October 20, KF versions without integrated GPU are somewhat cheaper.
Intel Arc 770 specifications
On the other hand, Intel has also presented its new discrete GPU Intel Arc 770, a big step to generate competition in the sector that will come in handy seeing the prices of the latest NVidida RTX 4000 GPUs. A graphics card that by specifications competes with a NVIdia RTX 3060, also offers the XeSS performance enhancement system and integrated Ryatracing.
This new GPU mounts the Intel Arc ACM-G10 chip that has 32 Xe-Cores and 4,096 Stream Processors up to 2.10 GHz, we have 512 XMX units and no less than 16 GB GDDR6 memory up to 17.5 Gbps with a 256-bit interface with 560 GB/s bandwidth. This GPU with PCIe 4.0 interface requires two 8+6-pin PCI-Express connectors and has a power consumption of only 225 W. These data are not bad but we will see how it works at the moment of truth and how are their output drivers.
Price and availability
- The Intel Arc A770 will be available on October 12 for a price of $329.