Intel Raptor Lake CPU surprise gets ruined by Microsoft

Intel Core i9-13900K in hand
(Image credit: Future)

What appears to be Intel’s full line-up of Raptor Lake processors has been leaked online courtesy of Microsoft.

We have already seen six 13th-gen CPUs launched – the Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K and Core i5-13600K, plus their respective KF versions (‘F’ means no integrated graphics) – and there’ll be another 16 coming, to make 22 processors in total, if this list from Microsoft is correct.

As VideoCardz reports, the Raptor Lake processors have appeared in the software giant’s list of supported Intel chips for Windows 11 22H2, and what’s telling is that the models mentioned directly match another recent leak from motherboard maker Gigabyte.

Again, the Gigabyte list details all the Raptor Lake processors its motherboards will support, and with both of these line-ups matching exactly, it seems a good bet that this is the full range of Intel’s 13th-gen CPUs.

Here’s the full list in all its glory:

  • Core i9-13900KF    
  • Core i9-13900K      
  • Core i9-13900F      
  • Core i9-13900        
  • Core i9-13900T      
  • Core i7-13700KF    
  • Core i7-13700K      
  • Core i7-13700F      
  • Core i7-13700        
  • Core i7-13700T      
  • Core i5-13600KF    
  • Core i5-13600K      
  • Core i5-13600        
  • Core i5-13600T      
  • Core i5-13500        
  • Core i5-13500T      
  • Core i5-13400F      
  • Core i5-13400        
  • Core i5-13400T      
  • Core i3-13100F      
  • Core i3-13100
  • Core i3-13100T

Analysis: A few hints at some specs, but not much

As mentioned, the ‘F’ models are those without integrated graphics, for folks who have discrete GPUs in place, and ‘K’ models are unlocked (for overclocking – and both ‘KF’ means unlocked with no integrated GPU, of course). The ‘T’ models are low-power efforts for enterprise usage, not aimed at consumers in other words.

For the 16 purportedly incoming Raptor Lake processors, what we don’t get is any spec details at all from Microsoft – just the CPU names. The previous Gigabyte list, however, did provide a few scant specs: the base frequency (but sadly not that all-important boost), plus TDP. No core counts were confirmed for the supposedly inbound chips, though.

The full expansion of the Raptor Lake line-up is likely to happen early in 2023, we’d guess, and with this host of new CPUs will come cheaper motherboards, too. Meaning that folks intent on a budget 13th-gen build will have far more affordable options in terms of the Core i5-13500 and 13400, or indeed the Core i3-13100 at the low-end, combined with a B760 motherboard (which again will be considerably more reasonably priced than Z790 models).

There’s a good deal of excitement around the Core i5-13400 in particular regarding the potential for it to offer something very compelling in the value proposition stakes for more budget-friendly builds.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).