According to Expreview, they have tested the first Intel Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake engineering sample, the sample features 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient cores. This sample features a total of 36 MB cache, an increase of 6MB compared to Core i9-12900K which has also been used for this comparison.
According to Newegg website, the CPU cooler for LGA 4677 socket used by next-gen Xeon Scalable processors is already listed. The Dynatron S6 cooler listed for less than 50 USD is compatible with Sapphire Rapids CPUs rated up to 300W. While the release date for Sapphire Rapids CPUs are expected to be delayed until Q2 of 2023.
SiSoftware has just posted a performance preview of upcoming Intel Core i9-13900. Intel Core i9-13900 is a 24-core processor with 8 Performance and 16 Efficient cores. According to the SiSoftware, this processor series is based on an updated Intel 7+ process technology, has 20% larger L3 cache and supports faster DDR5 memory up to 5600 MT/s (up from 4800 MT/s on Alder Lake).
In the last post, MLID said Intel will use LGA-2551 socket for Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake desktop processors, now it turns out this 2551-pin version could be a BGA variant for other series, but as leaked today, it will probably not be used for a desktop LGA socket. The 14th Gen Meteor Lake and 15th Gen Arrow Lake will use LGA-1851 socket.
According to latest rumors by known leaker ECSM_Official, the upcoming Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop processors are expected to be officially launched in October 2022, same release date as upcoming Intel HEDT “Sapphire Rapids”. While the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 series “Raphael” desktop CPUs are expected to be released as early as in August 2022.