New Intel and AMD SKUs expected in January 2023
Intel’s non-K series Gen 13 Raptor Lake and AMD’s non-X Ryzen 7000 series
Intel and AMD are expected to unveil new SKUs officially in January 2023, coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, US. Intel is rumored to be launching its non-K series Intel Gen 13 Raptor Lake, while AMD is reportedly set to introduce its non-X Ryzen 7000 series.
SKUs of Intel’s non-K Gen 13 already available for purchase
Despite not yet being officially launched, various SKUs of Intel’s non-K Gen 13, including Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and even Core i9, are already available for purchase in Indonesia. Among these, the Core i5-13500 caught our attention due to its significantly improved performance over its predecessor, the Gen 12 Adderley 12400 series Core i5, and its slightly lower price.
We will compare the detailed specifications of the Core i5-13400, Core i5-13500, and the Core i5-13600K series to help you decide which one is the best value for your money. All three of these SKUs belong to Intel’s Gen 13 non-K series, with the 13600K being the only K series in the group.
The 13400 and 13500 have 6 cores and 6 threads, while the 13600K has 6 cores and 12 threads. In terms of base clock speed, the 13400 and 13500 have a base speed of 3.0 GHz, while the 13600K has a base speed of 3.8 GHz. All three of these SKUs have a maximum turbo frequency of 4.6 GHz.
Memory support and graphics
In terms of memory support, all three SKUs support DDR5-5600 RAM with a maximum capacity of 128 GB. They also support Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology, which allows each core to handle two threads simultaneously, improving overall performance.
When it comes to graphics, all three SKUs come with the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770. This GPU offers improved performance over its predecessor, the UHD Graphics 630, thanks to its higher clock speed and the use of newer, more efficient microarchitecture.
In terms of price, the Core i5-13400 is the most affordable of the three, with a market price of approximately $289. The Core i5-13500 is slightly more expensive, with a market price of around $299. The Core i5-13600K is the most expensive, with a market price of around $319.
Overall, the Core i5-13500 offers the best value for your money, with a slightly higher price than the 13400 but a significantly improved performance. If you are looking for the highest performing SKU, the 13600K is the way to go, but it comes at a higher price point. Ultimately, the best SKU for you will depend on your specific needs and budget.