With 10 cores and a price tag under $250, Intel is looking to dominate the mainstream and budget segments, the 13th gen Raptor Lake processors Core i5-13400 and Core i5-13400F prices have been listed by US retailer ShopBLT as spotted by @momomo_us on Twitter. The Core i5-13400 has a pre-launch price tag of $243.68, while the Core i5-13400F has a price of $216.16.
The Core i5-13400 is a 10 core / 16 thread processor with a hybrid core configuration of 6P + 4E, it has base frequency of 2.5GHz, a max boost frequency of 4.6GHz, TDP of 65W, 20MB L3 Cache, and reportedly will comes with Intel UHD Graphics 770, while the F variant will feature the same specs without the integrated graphics.
These prices put the Core i5-13400 in an interesting position, as it is around $50 more expensive than its predecessor the Core i5-12400, however, the Core i5-12400 is a 6 core / 12 thread CPU, and according to previous leaks, the core i5-13400 will be around 30% and 7% faster in multi-threaded and single-thread performance respectively.
|Processor||Core i5-12400||Core i5-13400|
|Generation||12th gen Alder Lake||13th gen Raptor Lake|
|Socket||LGA 1700||LGA 1700|
|Cores / Threads||6C / 12T||10C / 16T|
|Core Configuration||6x Golden Cove|
+ 0x Gracemont
|6x Raptor Cove|
+ 4x Gracemont
|Silicon / Stepping||Alder Lake|
B0 / C0
|Base Frequency||2.5 GHz||2.5 GHz|
|Turbo Boost Frequency||4.4 GHz||4.6 GHz|
|Integrated Graphics||UHD Graphics 730||UHD Graphics 770|
|Memory Support||DDR4 / DDR5||DDR4 / DDR5|
|Release||Jan, 2022||Jan, 2023|
Simultaneously, this price will undercut the current prices of the Core i5-12600K by around $60, and with both CPUs looking to be very close in performance, this will undoubtedly result in the Core i5-13400 cannibalizing any sales for the remaining stock of 12600K unless the latter was offered at a massive discount, which is ultimately a good result for the consumers.
Intel is set to officially announce the Core i5-13400 on January 3rd, alongside the the rest of non-K CPUs, the Core i9-13900KS, and the budget B760 motherboards, with the launch soon to follow.