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Intel to end production on Raptor Lake 13th-generation CPUs in June

Last Updated on April 11, 2024
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All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately, Intel’s 13th-generation CPUs are set to be an upcoming casualty of the ever-changing, fast-paced tech world. With the vaunted manufacturing company gearing up to release several new CPU and GPU models towards the end of 2024, consumer interest is predictably shifting towards the shiny new toys Intel has teased over the past few months. Hence, the company recently released a Product Change Notification filing indicating it plans to discontinue “select boxed 13th-generation Intel Core processors” on June 28, 2024.

According to the official document, Intel filed the discontinuance on March 21, 2024, which likely means the process to end production on these CPUs has already begun. However, retailers may continue to place orders for the affected products until May 24, 2024, after which Intel will completely stop selling these processors. Once Intel’s specified “Last Product Discontinuance Shipment Date” rolls around on June 28, it will no longer ship the specific Raptor Lake CPUs affected by the discontinuance.

13600K, 13700K, and 13900K Raptor Lake CPUs affected

Here are all of the models that Intel will be discontinuing soon:

  • Intel Core i5-13600K
  • Intel Core i5-13600KF
  • Intel Core i7-13700K
  • Intel Core i7-13700KF
  • Intel Core i9-13900K
  • Intel Core i9-13900KF
  • Intel Core i9-13900KS

Now, this development isn’t exactly a surprise since Intel similarly issued a Product Change Notification for 12th-generation processors back in 2022. Eventually, each CPU series, no matter how popular, will be put out to pasture, especially as manufacturers continue to innovate and provide consumers with better and more popular products.

That said, if you’ve been looking to buy one of these 13th-generation Raptor Lake CPUs yourself, now may be the best time to do so. Otherwise, you may be left with no choice but to opt for the higher-priced 14th-generation processors that currently litter the market.

Nico is a Tech News Writer for PC Guide. He is also adept at finding a good deal every now and then, stemming from his days penny-pinching as a broke college kid.