Intel just released its 13th Gen CPU specs

Intel accidentally released specs for its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors. A day after confirming that an upcoming 13th-gen processor will run at 6GHz in stock, Intel released and quickly dropped specifications for its Core i5-13600K, Core i7-13700K, and Core i9-13900K processors.

Intel posted the specs on its Canadian website (cached view from Google), and Twitter users were spot them quickly. The specs reveal that the top-end i9 13900K will have 24 cores and 32 threads, with the performance cores running at a maximum frequency of 5.4GHz. The i7 13700K will come with 16 cores and 24 threads, with up to 5.3 GHz on the performance cores. Finally, the i5 13600K comes with 14 cores and 20 threads, and a maximum frequency of 5.1 GHz on the performance cores.

A screenshot from Intel's website showing the specifications of the 13th generation processor.

Intel lists 13th Gen processor specs early.
Image: Intel

All of this information matches leaked slides that surfaced online last week. The official-looking slides also mentioned that the 13th Gen Core i9 and Core i7 processors will be able to use two performance cores to boost up to 5.8 GHz using Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost.

Intel still hasn’t officially announced its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors, but the company has teased a 15% improvement in single-threaded performance and a 41% improvement in multi-threaded performance. AMD is set to launch its 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X chip later this month, and it will be able to boost up to 5.7GHz. Intel claims that at least one of its 13th generation chips will be able to run at 6 GHz in stock.

We’ll learn a lot more about Intel’s plans for 13th Gen at the company’s innovation event on September 27. It happens to be the same day that AMD launches its Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 processors.

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