Intel 13th Gen “Raptor Lake” desktop processors now available in Nepal

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Intel officially unveiled its 13th Gen desktop processors codenamed “Raptor Lake” back on September 27. The news followed AMD’s announcement of the Ryzen 7000 series processors. The new CPU lineup currently consists of three CPU models, each with two variants. And they are now available in Nepal as well. So, let’s take a look at the specifications, features, availability, and price of the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU in Nepal.

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU Overview:

The new 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs retain Intel’s hybrid design of P (Performance) and E (Efficiency) cores, which were first introduced with the 12th Gen Alder Lake processors. Similar to last year, the company initially announced its “K” and “KF” processor SKUs.

As always, silicons with the “K” suffix are unlocked and can be overclocked to gain a little extra performance. And the “F” suffix in these CPUs indicates that they lack an integrated GPU. Let’s get into the specifics of the new Raptor Lake chips now.

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Core i9-13900K/KF

The top-of-the-line Core i9-13900K/KF processor has 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores for a total of 32 threads. The performance cores can now reach up to 5.8 GHz boost clock speed, up from 5.1 GHz on the Core i9-12900K. Similarly, the E-cores have a boost clock speed of 4.3 GHz, up from 3.9 GHz in the previous generation.

Intel Core i9-13900K

In terms of performance comparison with AMD desktop processors, Intel hasn’t compared it to the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs in the launch event. Instead, Team Blue compared it to the AMD Ryzen 5000 series.

Intel claims that the Core i9-13900K outperforms the Ryzen 9 5950X in content creation tests such as PugetBench for Photoshop and PugetBench for Premiere Pro by 33% and 16%, respectively. While gaming, the Core i9-13900K is said to provide a 25% performance boost over the Ryzen 9 5950X. Aside from that, its base TDP is 125W, but with an adequate cooling solution, the rated maximum power draw at boost speeds is 253W.

Core i7, i5

Moving on, the i7-13700K/KF has eight P-cores and eight E-cores, for a total thread count of 24. It has an L2 cache of 24MB and an L3 cache of 30MB. The CPU can boost the P-cores to 5.4 GHz and the E-cores to 4.2 GHz. Surprisingly, it has the same base power of 125W and max Turbo power of 253W as the Core i9-13900K.

Last but not least, Intel unveiled the Core i5-13600K/KF CPU, which features six P-cores and eight E-cores. It has 44MB of total cache (24MB L2 + 20MB L3) and a maximum clock speed of 5.1 GHz.

Intel 13th Gen Desktop Processors

All the new Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs have one thing in common: they have twice the number of E-cores as their predecessors. Aside from that, all six CPU models have 20 PCIe lanes (up to 16 PCIe 5.0 + 4 PCIe 4.0), as well as support for DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200 memory, with faster memory supported via XMP. The Intel UHD Graphics 770 is standard on all non-F SKUs.

Z790 Chipset

In addition, Intel has announced a new Z790 motherboard for Raptor Lake desktop CPUs. The new motherboard will include eight additional PCIe 4.0 lanes, increased USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps) ports, and DMI Gen 4.0 for faster peripheral and networking access. Users will also be able to use existing 600-series motherboards with 13th-generation chips as well.

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU Specifications:

CPU P/E-cores Clocks (Base/Boost) Total cache (L2+L3) Base/Max Power
Core i9-13900K 8P/16E 3.0/5.8 GHz (P)

2.2/4.3 GHz (E)

68MB (32 + 36) 125/253 W
Core i7-13700K 8P/8E 3.4/5.4 GHz (P)

2.5/4.2 GHz (E)

54MB (24 + 30) 125/253 W
Core i5-13600K 6P/8E 3.5/5.1 GHz (P)

2.6/3.9 GHz (E)

44MB (24 + 20) 125/181 W

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU Price in Nepal and Availability

You can buy all three “K”-suffixed Intel 13th Gen CPU in Nepal via Matechi (website, Facebook page) at a starting price of NPR 54,500 for the Core i5-13600K. Similarly, the Core i7-13700K and i9-13900K cost NPR 70,500 and NPR 96,500, respectively.

Intel 13th Gen CPU Price in Nepal Availability
Core i5-13600K NPR 54,500 Matechi
Core i7-13700K NPR 70,500
Core i9-13900K NPR 96,500
  • Meanwhile, check out our comparison of  Intel Core i7-12700K vs i7-11700K.