Intel 13th Gen CPU Price in Nepal [Updated]

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Intel officially unveiled its 13th Gen desktop processor lineup codenamed “Raptor Lake” back in September 2022. The news followed AMD’s announcement of the Ryzen 7000 series processors. While Intel initially launched six high-end SKUs in this lineup (with a base power of 125W), the company has finally unveiled 65W and 35W 13th Gen desktop processors at the ongoing CES 2023. 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.

125W Raptor Lake processors:

1. Core i9

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.

2. Core i7, Core 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 announced the Z790 motherboard for Raptor Lake desktop CPUs. The new motherboard includes 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 (125W) CPU Specifications:

CPU Cores (P+E) Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) L2 Cache L3 Cache Base Power Max Power RCP
i9-13900K 24 (8+16) 32 2.2 (E) 4.3 (E) 32MB 36MB 125W 253W $589
3.0 (P) 5.8 (P)
i7-13700K 16 (8+8) 24 2.5 (E) 4.2 (E) 24MB 30MB 125W 253W $409
3.4 (P) 5.4 (P)
i5-13600K 14 (6+8) 20 2.6 (E) 3.9 (E) 20MB 24MB 125W 181W $319
3.5 (P) 5.1 (P)

65W Raptor Lake processors:

Targeting the budget and mid-range gaming market, Intel has announced a total of 10 SKUs under the 65W category. Unlike the more powerful 125W processors in this lineup, these cannot be officially overclocked (although there may be some unofficial workarounds). Anyway, you’ll also find “F” and non-F SKUs under this lineup, indicating one with and one without integrated graphics, respectively.

1. Core i9

Leading the pack is the Core i9-13900/F. It has the same core configuration as the 13900K/KF (with 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores for a total of 32 threads) and the same cache size as well (32MB L2 + 36MB L3). But to make room for all of that in a lower thermal headroom, Intel has significantly underclocked these processors. Especially in terms of the base frequency. As a result, both these CPUs have just 1.5 GHz (E-cores) and 2 GHz (P-cores) base frequencies compared to 2.2 GHz and 3.0 GHz on their unlocked counterparts.

Intel Core i9-13900 vs i9-12900 - Performance

Memory compatibility remains the same, with Intel supporting both DDR5 and DDR4 RAM on these CPUs; unlike AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series that go all in on the newer but pricier DDR5 standard. While the Intel Core i9-13900/F have a base power of 65W, they are rated to draw up to 219W power. As for performance benchmarks, Intel claims “up to 11% faster mainstream application performance” on these 13th Gen i9 CPUs over last year’s Core i9-12900.

Thanks to the higher cores/threads count and a more mature Intel 7 process, the company also says these processors achieve up to 11% higher single-threading and 34% higher multi-threading performance while using the same power as i9-12900. And in terms of gaming, Intel’s official testing reveals 19% better results in League of Legends, 16% on Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, 15% on F1 22, and 6% on Guardians of the Galaxy.

2. Core i7

Moving down the ladder to Core i7, you have Core i7-13700 and i7-13700F. Compared to their 12th Gen predecessors, Intel is offering a higher boost frequency of up to 5.2 GHz, more E-cores, and a larger L2 cache here.

Likewise, these CPUs mimic their Core i9 brothers in terms of memory compatibility, memory capacity, and power consumption. On the other hand, they have lower core and thread counts (8 P-cores, 8 E-cores = 24 threads), and smaller L2 and L3 caches. The max turbo frequency on the 13th Gen 65W Core i7 CPUs also comes down to 4.1 GHz for E-cores and 5.2 GHz for P-cores.

3. Core i5

Finally, there are six different 65W Raptor Lake processors under the Core i5 lineup. Ranging from quad-core i3-13100/F with either 58W or 60W of base power, to the Core i5-13600 with 14 cores, alongside 65W base and 154W turbo power. Besides their lower cores/threads count and everything else, one crucial factor separating these from the Core i7 or Core i9 series is memory speed. While the i5 processors have a peak memory speed of DDR5-4800 or DDR4-3200, the Core i7 and Core i9 max out at DDR5-5600 or DDR4-3200.

Intel 13th Gen 65W 35W Processors

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake (65W) CPU Specifications:

CPU Cores (P+E) Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) L2 Cache L3 Cache Base Power Max Power RCP
i9-13900 24 (8+16) 32 1.5 (E) 4.2 (E) 32MB 36MB 65W 219W $549
2.0 (P) 5.6 (P)
i7-13700 16 (8+8) 24 1.5 (E) 4.1 (E) 24MB 30MB 65W 219W $384
2.1 (P) 5.2 (P)
i5-13600 14 (6+8) 20 2.0 (E) 3.7 (E) 11.5MB 24MB 65W 154W $255
2.7 (P) 5.0 (E)
i5-13500 14 (6+8) 20 1.8 (E) 3.5 (E) 11.5MB 24MB 65W 154W $232
2.5 (P) 4.8 (P)
i5-13400/F 10 (6+4) 16 1.8 (E) 3.3 (E) 9.5MB 20MB 65W 148W $221 / $196
2.5 (P) 4.6 (P)
i3-13100 4 (4+0) 8 n/a 5MB 12MB 60W 89W $134
3.4 (P) 4.5 (P)
i3-13100F 4 (4+0) 8 n/a 5MB 12MB 58W 89W $109
3.4 (P) 4.5 (P)

35W Raptor Lake processors:

Moving on, the Intel 13th Gen 35W T-series processors also see a healthy upgrade over their Alder Lake precursor. Mostly in terms of the number of cores/threads. There are six SKUs in this series, all with integrated graphics (Intel UHD Graphics 770) and 35W base power. The high-end i9-13900T has been configured with 24 cores (8 P, 16 E) and up to 106W power rating. Like the 65W Raptor Lake CPUs, Intel has set the same memory peak speed across the T-series as well. Sadly, the company hasn’t shared any performance benchmarks for these processors for now.

CPU Cores (P+E) Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) L2 Cache L3 Cache Base Power Max Power RCP
i9-13900T 24 (8+16) 32 0.8 (E) 3.9 (E) 32MB 36MB 35W 106W $549
1.1 (P) 5.3 (P)
i7-13700T 16 (8+8) 24 1.0 (E) 3.6 (E) 24MB 30MB 35W 106W $384
1.4 (P) 4.9 (P)
i5-13600T 14 (6+8) 20 1.3 (E) 3.4 (E) 11.5MB 24MB 35W 92W $255
1.8 (P) 4.8 (P)
i5-13500T 14 (6+8) 20 1.2 (E) 3.2 (E) 11.5MB 24MB 35W 92W $232
1.6 (P) 4.6 (P)
i5-13400T 10 (6+4) 16 1.0 (E) 3.0 (E) 9.5MB 20MB 35W 82W $221
1.3 (P) 4.4 (P)
i3-13100T 4 (4+0) 8 n/a 5MB 12MB 35W 69W $134
2.5 (P) 4.2 (P)

B760 Chipset

To go with the affordable 65W and 35W processors, Intel also unveiled the B760 chipset. It supports a single PCIe 5.0 x16 graphics interface, whereas DMI (Direct Media Interface) lane has also been reduced from Z790’s x8 to x4 here. It also supports two USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2, four USB 3.2 Gen 2, and six USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.

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

The price of the 13th Gen Intel “Raptor Lake” desktop processor ranges from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 100,000. Intel Core i3-13100F is the most affordable option of the bunch whereas the i9-13900KS is the most premium. You can buy these desktop processors from Matechi.

Intel 13th Gen CPU Price in Nepal Availability
Core i3-13100F Rs. 20,000
Core i3-13100 Rs. 22,000
Core i5-13400 Rs. 33,000
Core i5-13600K Rs. 48,000
Core i7-13700K Rs. 60,000
Core i9-13900K Rs. 90,000
Core i9-13900KS Rs. 100,000
  • Meanwhile, check out our comparison of  Intel Core i7-12700K vs i7-11700K.