Intel plans to launch a 6 GHz Core i9 processor


Intel promised to release a 6GHz Core i9 processor in its next generation of chips. According to a report by Tom’s Hardware, the manufacturer revealed the details in a slide presented during the Technology Tour 2022. Intel has confirmed that the 13th generation of processors, known as Raptor Lake, will have a 6 GHz model as its base frequency.

Although there are no concrete details on Raptor Lake yet, betting on a 6 GHz processor is interesting. The slide also mentions that Intel broke “a world record” by reach 8 GHz by overclocking. The latter is striking considering that AMD surpassed 8.43 GHz over a decade ago, achieving the Guinness World Record.

Intel has saved specific details of its new Core i9 processor for the event later this month. However, the executives mentioned that this chip will have DDR5-5600 support and shared performance screenings off Lake Alder. According to the manufacturer, Raptor Lake will have 15% gain in single-core performance and up to 41% in multi-core performancecompared to 12th generation processors.

The battle with AMD will become more interesting if we consider that Intel will introduce Raptor Lake the same day the Ryzen 7000 is released. The upcoming Core i9 would compete for the throne with the Ryzen 9 7950X, a 16-core, 32-thread processor capable of reaching 5.7 GHz thanks to its Turbo Core technology.

The new 6 GHz Core i9 could be announced on September 27

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Intel’s 13th generation processor, known as Raptor Lake, will be announced on September 27 to be sold at the end of October. More information on specs or release dates should be revealed in the coming weeks. So far it is known that they will announce laptop and desktop versions, the latter with options of up to 24 cores and 32 threads under Intel 7 (10nm) process.

Intel’s Raptor Lake processors will be compatible with DDR4-3200 and DDR5-5600 memory and will come with PCIe 5.0, USB 4 and Thunderbolt 4 support. In terms of cache, we find up to 36 MB (L3) and 32 MB (L2), while in power consumption, a TDP of 125W on desktops and 65W on laptops is expected. the 13th generation uses LGA 1700 socket and will be backward compatible with 600 series chipsets from Alder Lake.

Although Intel hasn’t specified whether the 6GHz Core i9 will be announced this month, it appears to be the Core i9-13900K/KF. If the manufacturer wants to remain competitive, it will not only have to do so in the specifications. The Ryzen 9 7950X is priced at $699Intel’s offer should therefore remain in a similar pattern.


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