Like last generation's Core i5-12490F, Intel will launch two Raptor Lake CPUs exclusive to the Chinese market — the Intel Core i5-13490F and Core i7-13790F.
Currently available at JD (via VideoCardz), these two chips are similar to the Core i5-13400F and the Core i7-13700F, with slight changes that should result in a small performance advantage. For example, the Core i5-13490F packs the same amount of cache, P-cores and E-cores as the i5-13400F, but it can boost up to 4.8GHz (+0.2GHz than the i5-13400F). Despite having a higher boost clock speed, it's 80 yuan (about £10) cheaper than the 13400F (1,679 yuan or £205).
— Алексей (@wxnod) February 6, 2023
The Core i7-13790F listings don't have any details on the chip, but fortunately for us, @wxnod was kind enough to share a screenshot detailing the CPU. The China-exclusive Core i7 will come with 8x P-cores and 8x E-cores. The chip's boost clock speed is 5.1GHz, 0.1GHz less than the i7-13700F. However, it has +3MB of L3 cache, putting it at 33MB of L3 cache.
All listings that included the Core i7-13790F were bundles that included motherboards, making it harder to assert its pricing. However, we can loosely estimate it by reducing the price of the motherboard, which would put the chip at slightly over £300.
Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.
KitGuru says: Should Intel release the 13th Gen Core x90F chips in other regions besides China? Would you be interested in getting one of these if they were available in your region?