AMD Ryzen 7000 (Zen 4) Vs 13th Gen Intel (Raptor Lake CPUs)

In the latter part of 2022, both Intel and AMD are set to launch their main desktop CPU lineup, Ryzen 7000 Raphael Zen 4 CPUs and 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs respectively, both claiming massive improvements in performance. 

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs are set to feature the new Zen 4 Core based on TSMC’s 5nm architecture giving it a 13 percent IPC gain, up to 15 percent higher clock speeds, a new 6nm IO die, and an Integrated GPU based on RDNA2. Other key features include DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 support for both graphics and storage.  Intel’s 13th gen Raptor Lake on the other hand sees improvements in clock speeds, core count(More E-cores for better multi-threaded performance), and more cache. 


AMD Ryzen 7000 Price and Launch Dates

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be available from 27th September 2022. With the following prices.  

13th Gen Intel (Raptor Lake CPUs) Price and Launch Dates

13th Gen Intel Raptor lake CPUs will be available from 20th October 2022. With the following prices.


Intel with its 13th Gen Raptor Lake has made massive improvements in clock speeds and comes with additional E-cores claiming 15% better single-threaded performance and +41% better multi-threaded performance. 

AMD on the other hand has made massive improvements in clock speeds and features a brand-new architecture. Compared to Zen 3, AMD with its new Zen 4 architecture sees a 13 percent IPC increase and a 15 percent boost in its max clock speeds.

i9 13900K vs Ryzen 9 7950x

In the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900k is 4.06 percent faster than AMD Ryzen 9 7950x. Now, in the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, it’s a different story where 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900k is 7.8 percent slower than AMD Ryzen 9 7950x.

Geekbench 5

Cinebench R23

Motherboard Support

AMD’s new AM5 platform is set to change its socket type from PGA to LGA. Therefore, the Ryzen 7000 CPUs won’t be backward compatible with the previous-gen motherboards. That being said AMD is promising to support the platform until at least 2025.

13th gen CPUs on the other hand are backward compatible with the Z690 motherboards. Intel on the other hand is not likely to support its LGA 1700 motherboards beyond 13th Gen. 

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