Intel will launch its mainstream-oriented B760 motherboards and 13th-generation Non-K CPUs on January 3, right around CES 2023. Intel’s 13th-generation Non-K CPU lineup is no longer a mystery. The lineup has been leaked a few times and confirmed by Microsoft and Gigabyte. We know that there are at least 20 SKUs in the works, including standard 65W parts, “F” (no iGPU) parts and “T” (35W TDP) parts.
The number of SKUs in Intel’s 13th generation Core Raptor Lake series.
- i3-13100 = 3
- i5-13400 = 3
- i5-13500 = 2
- i5-13600 = 4
- i7-13700 = 5
- i9-13900 = 5
While all of these chips will be compatible with Intel’s existing motherboards such as the Z790, Z690, H670, B660, and H610 series, Intel is also bringing a brand new chipset that will launch alongside them. This chipset will be called the B760 and will offer consumers a host of new features and added I/O support. Once again, the B760 chipset will target mainstream users and compete with AMD’s B650 chipset in the low to mid-range segment.
The outcome of the competition between Intel’s B760 and AMD’s B650 chipsets could be lopsided because of the higher cost of the B650 board, which could give Intel a huge advantage. Also, Intel has a wider selection of CPUs in the mainstream segment, and while AMD is reportedly developing its own mainstream ‘non-X’ chips, which seem more affordable compared to ‘X’ parts, it may be a bit difficult to offer a similar price/performance ratio to Intel’s Core i5 lineup in the sub-$300 and sub-$200 pricing ranges.
In addition, users who don’t want to upgrade to a new B760 motherboard can get an existing B660 motherboard for a cheaper price, or if they already have a B660 motherboard, they can just buy a CPU to complete the upgrade since the interface hasn’t changed.
Just yesterday, we talked about how a specific Intel B660 motherboard could provide some overclocking capability for Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake “unlocked” SKU. We will also definitely see some form of BCLK overclocking capability on the new B760 motherboards and Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake non-K class CPUs, but we will have to wait to see how well Intel supports that feature.