At least one European store plans to start selling the parts already on January 3, 2023 and some retailers are gearing up to start sales of Intel B760 and H770-based motherboards.
The leaked listing not only reveals the alleged launch date of the new CPUs as well as their preliminary pricing.
The mainstream SKUs will continue to feature 24 cores, including eight high-performance Raptor Cove cores as well as 16 energy-efficient Goldmont cores. The key difference between Core i7 'Raptor Lake' and 'Alder Lake' parts is that the former has four more energy efficient cores. Additional cores and higher clocks will almost certainly put the new chips among the best CPUs for gaming.
The main difference between Core i5 'Raptor Lake' and 'Alder Lake' processors is that the new CPUs feature four or six Goldmont cores. This makes them more competitive in multi-threaded workloads. The Core i5-13500 looks particularly competitive as it has 14 cores (6P+8E) while being priced at €320 ($282 without VAT). The 13th Gen Core i3 parts will not add any processing engines and will still come with four high-performance cores.
Prices of the new parts seem quite high.