AMD has finally unveiled its Ryzen 7000 processors and AM5 platform, and it’s time to switch to 13th Gen Intel Raptor Lake processors and the Z790 platform. The latest information was leaked thanks to insider wxnod, who managed to get the full schedule of Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake at a presentation in China. According to the presentation, it looks like Intel will officially unveil the Raptor Lake chips on September 27th, with a launch about a month later on October 20th. In the meantime, Intel will be accepting pre-orders for the chips. Please note that AMD Ryzen 7000 processors and the AM5 platform will go on sale on the same day that Intel announces its new generation of processors.
According to the schedule, Intel will begin accepting pre-orders for the Core i9-13900K(F) from September 27, and pre-orders for the Core i7-13700K(F) and Core i5-13600K(F) will be accepted from September 28. We don’t currently have an embargo date, but this means the blue team will be launching their next-gen components nearly a month after AMD Zen 4 hits desktop platforms. The 13th generation Intel Raptor Lake processors will use a hybrid core design that includes a combination of P and E cores with optimized performance. For new chips, Intel will use a brand new P-Core core known as Raptor Cove that will replace the Golden Cove cores introduced in Alder Lake processors. For E-Core, Intel will retain the existing Gracemont core architecture but with minor improvements.