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Where to buy Intel Core i9-13900K

Where to buy the leading Raptor Lake processor
Last Updated on October 20, 2022
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If you’re in the market for a high-end processor then knowing where to buy Intel Core i9-13900K is essential information. The 13th Gen i9 CPU will be hitting the market on October 20, and we’re bringing you everything you need to know for launch. This includes the performance you can expect, which retailers will stock the processor, and the MSRP to keep into account.

Raptor Lake boasts a number of improvements over the previous generation. The hybrid architecture is once again in full force, meaning chipset compatibility with LGA 1700 socket motherboards. What does that mean for you as an early adopter of Intel 13th Gen? More competitive price points on hardware. Here’s where to buy Intel Core i9-13900K where you are.

Intel Core i9-13900K retailers

The Intel Core i9-13900K carries an MSRP of $589 which is exactly on par with what we saw from the previous generation. As for the online storefronts that will stock it, we’re expecting that the trusted outlets will have representation as far as the flagship Raptor Lake processor.




Intel Core i9-13900K specs

The Intel Core i9-13900K is the most powerful of the 13th Gen lineup. This chipset features 24 cores and 32 threads and a total boost clock of up to 5.8 GHz with a 125W TDP. In total, there are 8 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores. The chipset is another generation of Intel 7 10mm process.

Intel Core i9-13900K performance

How the Intel Core i9-13900K stacks up to Alder Lake and competitors. (Source: Intel)

Little has been officially showcased from team blue in terms of the Intel Core i9-13900K gaming performance, but we do have a few figures to work with. Most notably, there’s this chart that demonstrates a generational performance leap of up to 58% in titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.

What’s the difference between the 13900K and 13900KF?

Intel’s ‘K’ chips are unlocked, allowing enthusiasts who want to overclock to get even more performance out of their CPU.

‘KF’ SKUs are also unlocked, but they don’t come with integrated graphics. That explains why KF CPUs are cheaper, but it’s also important if you use your CPU for video editing.

That’s because since KF SKUs have no integrated graphics, you’ll need to rely on a discrete graphics card for things like video encoding.

Aleksha McLoughlin is Hardware and News Editor for PC Guide and she oversees buying guides, reviews, news, and features on site. She was previously Hardware and Affiliates Editor at VideoGamer.