Intel “Alder Lake” architecture is reused in the Core i5-13400

Towards the end of September, AMD’s fresh Ryzen 7000 processors reach both test labs and stores, and in the same vein, Intel is expected to unveil the Core 13000 series “Raptor Lake”. Unlike the new Ryzen generation, Intel’s news will be more incremental, with the company, for example, staying on the same LGA 1700 platform that was introduced with the Core 12000 series “Alder Lake”. Leaked spec sheets reveal that the biggest “Raptor Lake” news will be more power-efficient cores, higher clock rates and more cache memory.

However, the latter does not necessarily apply to all of the Core 13000 series, sharp-eyed writers for German report 3DCenter. Earlier this week published Igor’s Lab a bunch of presentation pictures about the Core 13000 series, which by all accounts are official material that slipped out of Intel’s hands. In addition to specifications for a number of upcoming models, the presentation images suggest that the simpler Core i5 and Core i3 processors will in fact be “Alder Lake”refresh.

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the spec sheet expands on what was previously revealed with the name of the integrated graphics part, but also confirms that the maximum power draw (PL2) rises by a few watts. Image source: Igor’s Lab

Namely, the presentation slides state that the amount of L2 and L3 cache is only turned up for unlocked Core i5 processors and more powerful siblings. This upgrade is linked to the refined “Raptor Lake” architecture, which replaces “Golden Cove” for the powerful cores. Thus, the simpler and more wallet-friendly processors such as Core i5-13400 and Core i3-13100 continue on the “Alder Lake” basis, but apparently with higher clock frequencies.

It can be added that it is not the first time that Intel or AMD choose to mix new and old, where the blue team for example accompanied the Core 11000 “Rocket Lake” with a refresh of Core 10000 in the lower performance segments. Then the processors kept the older nameplate, which is why the discreet maneuver that awaits with the Core 13000 is rather reminiscent of AMD’s mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3 in the mobile Ryzen 5000 family. The future and tests will tell if the eager to buy will do best to upgrade to the more lavish “Raptor Lake” models.


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