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Intel launches 13th Gen core processor and unison solution
Thu, 29th Sep 2022
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Intel has launched the 13th Gen Intel Core processor family, led by the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K, the world's fastest desktop processor. The 13th Gen Intel Core family includes six new unlocked desktop processors with up to 24 cores and 32 threads and blazing clock speeds up to 5.8 GHz for the best gaming, streaming and recording experience.

Led by the launch of the Intel Core K processors, the 13th Gen Intel Core desktop family will consist of 22 processors and more than 125 partner system designs, providing an uncompromising experience in application performance and platform compatibility. 

Enthusiasts can take advantage of 13th Gen Intel Core processors’ performance improvements with existing Intel 600 or new Intel 700 series chipset motherboards. 

Combined with the latest DDR5 memory support and continued DDR4 memory support, users can enjoy the benefits of 13th Gen Intel Core while customizing their setup based on their own features and budget preferences.

“We are raising the standards of PC performance once again with our latest generation of flagship 13th Gen Intel Core processors,” says Michelle Johnston Holthaus, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Group, Intel. 

“The 13th Gen Intel Core family is the latest example of how Intel is enabling amazing experiences to happen on the PC, at scale and across all PC product segments. Combine this with an industry-leading partner ecosystem and new solutions like Intel Unison, and together we are showing the world what’s truly possible with the PC experience going forward.”

Building on a matured Intel 7 process and x86 performance hybrid architecture, 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors enable better system performance, even through the most demanding multi-tasking workloads. This includes up to 15% better single-threaded performance and 41% better multi-threaded performance.

With this generation, Intel’s performance hybrid architecture brings together the fastest performance-cores (P-core) ever built along with up to double the number of efficient-cores (E-core), delivering improved single-threaded and multi-threaded performance.

Available with up to 24 cores (8 P-cores, 16 E-cores) and 32 threads, the new Core i9-13900K provides the best experience for gaming, streaming and recording. With up to 5.8 GHz and 15% better single-thread performance, it can push high frame rates and allow for unleashed gaming experiences across top titles.

The 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processor line-up adds more E-cores and up to 41% better multi-threaded performance to handle multiple, compute-intensive workloads to keep people in the creative flow.

Users of the 13th Gen Intel Core processor can see higher average overclocking speeds across P-cores, E-cores and DDR5 memory. 

Intel also updated its easy one-click overclocking feature, Intel Speed Optimizer, to support 13th Gen processors so users can overclock with minimal effort. 

Moreover, the robust Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0 ecosystem provides a wide selection of overclocking modules. When coupled with Intel Dynamic Memory Boost, this feature provides a hassle-free memory overclocking experience with DDR4 and DDR5.

“We’ve been working with Intel for over a decade to deliver an incredible Total War experience on Intel CPUs. We’ve optimized Total War: Warhammer III for the hybrid 12th Gen architecture, and we’re excited to continue the work with the new 13th Gen Intel Core Processors,” says Rob Bartholomew, Chief Product Officer at Creative Assembly.

The 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors empower users with leading-edge performance and experiences across gaming, content creation and work, with several new and improved features. 

These include PCIe Gen 5.0 support, with 16 lanes off the processor.

There is increased memory support for DDR5-5600 and DDR5-5200 while maintaining DDR4 compatibility.

There is up to 2x the L2 cache and increased L3 cache.

There are more e-cores across Intel Core i5, i7, and i9, a giant leap in multi-threaded performance and a better multi-tasking/mega-tasking experience for users. 

Another feature is Intel Adaptive Boost Technology and Thermal Velocity Boost. This is available in Intel Core i9 unlocked SKUs, and opportunistically boosts processor clock frequencies based on power and thermal headroom during a given workload. 

Alongside the 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, Intel is launching the new Intel 700 Series chipset with advanced features for increased reliability and performance. 

Eight additional PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes combined with PCIe Gen 3.0 provide 28 total lanes off the chipset.

Increased USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps) ports provide improved USB connectivity speed, and DMI Gen 4.0 increases the chipset-to-CPU throughput for fast access to peripheral devices and networking. 

13th Gen Intel Core desktop K processors and the Intel Z790 chipset will be available starting October 20, 2022, including boxed processors, motherboards and desktop system sales.

Following the acquisition of Screenovate showcased at CES 2022, Intel is introducing Intel Unison, a software solution that seamlessly connects your PC and devices for a universal, easy-to-use experience across operating systems.    

Intel Unison’s initial release will deliver a continuous and seamless connectivity experience between the PC and phone, beginning with iOS and Android.  

Following a simple pairing process, users can do file transfers, text messages, and phone calls and receive and manage phone notifications. 

Intel Unison will launch on select Intel Evo laptops based on 12th Gen Intel Core processors from Acer, HP and Lenovo this year and will scale to 13th Gen Intel Core-based designs starting early in 2023. It will continue to evolve with additional form factors, functionality and operating systems in the future.