While AMD has been grabbing more and more market share in recent years by reducing the production process on the Zen architecture with Ryzen processors, Intel is trying to solve the problems in its own backyard while remaining competitive.
As a result, the 13th generation of the processor codenamed Raptor Lake has just been presented. The Core i9-13900K with 24 cores (8 so-called productive P-cores and 16 more economical E-cores) can reach a clock of 5.8GHz, which is 8 cores more than last year's i9-12900K of 5.2GHz.
Intel says the new flagship processor is 15% faster in single-core tasks and up to 41% better in multi-core tasks like 3D rendering.
There is no progress in design and production
At the same time, Intel still remains in the 10nm production process, unlike AMD, which managed to reduce its chips to 6nm, but it is interesting that Intel still manages to remain more than competitive.
Intel is also competitive with the rest of the Raptor Lake line., the i7-13700K offers 16 cores clocked up to 5.4GHz as opposed to last year's i7 and 12 cores, and the i5-13600K adds four cores and an additional 200Mhz clock for a total of 14 cores and 5.1GHz compared to the predecessor
The return of GPUs
Since AMD's Ryzen 7000 generation came out a few days earlier, Intel did not have time to compare the performance of the new series of competitors, and we are sure that there will be a lot of tests and comparisons after the launch on 10/20 of this year.
Intel's best graphics card, the Arc A770, will cost $330 and will be released on October 12. And while there are still no full test results, Intel claims that the A770 with 16GB of GDDR 6 memory will have 65% better performance with ray-tracing compared to the competition, and considering the technical characteristics, the performance is predicted to be on the level between the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070 at 1440p resolution.
At the same time, Intel will use its own XeSS AI upscale technology as an alternative to DLSS and FSR, which will be supported in about 20 titles by the end of the year. By the way, Intel is ready to release its first graphics card after a long time.
The Arc A770 as the best card of the first Intel series will cost $330, and its performance is comparable to the RTX 3060ti and RTX 3070, and the RX 6650 XT.