Reasons why you should upgrade to Intel’s 13th Gen CPUs
You’re lucky to be building/upgrading your PC as we head into 2023. You have the chance to see new horizons of performance, either from Intel who is dropping it hot for two years in a row, or from AMD who is trying to keep it up once again with the blues of the industry.
But we are not concerned with AMD as we speak now. We are focusing on Intel and their fans, and people who know that Intel is the best-for-value right now. If you have your eyes set on Ryzen and only Ryzen, it’s your choice after all.
Intel already did set a benchmark for itself with the launch of the 12th generation of their processors, which adopted a new hybrid architecture that offers performance and efficiency cores to distribute workloads accordingly, and it took the world by storm that time.
The challenge for Intel is basically offering a performance uplift compared to their latest generation and whatever AMD was going to throw at them by the launch of Ryzen 7000 series, and everything is clear enough now to tell you the reasons why you should upgrade to the 13th generation.
Performance Comes First
The 13th generation is offering higher performance figures when compared to the 12th generation, and that is normal for gen-to-gen upgrades. The question is, how far is it off the past generation?
According to Intel, the new CPUs are offering 15% of an increase in single-threaded performance. This directly contributes to the performance you are getting from video games and all programs that run on a single core, such as browsers and programs that are focusing on a single process during their runtime.
Moving over to multithreaded applications, Intel claims that there is an increase that can reach a shocking 41% increase in performance. Applications that demands heavy work load across multiple cores will have the chance to use that striking gap of performance between this generation and the last one with applications like Adobe Premiere,
Remember that this is the maximum figure you could ever reach on Intel’s CPUs compared to the last generation. It’s not a necessity that every application will be able to provide the same performance levels. You might find it close to 10% gaming-wise and 20-30% with multicore workloads.
Pushing DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 Even Further
DDR5 RAMs and PCIe 5.0 storage devices shall find a better partner with the launch of Intel’s 13th generation CPUs. This is because Intel’s support for DDR5 is now expanding to allow faster DDR5 modules to work in their full speed.
Intel allows now up to 5600MHz of data flow for DDR5 RAMs with the latest generation of their Core CPUs. This is a step up from last year’s 4800 MHz max frequency for the same memory modules, and let’s not forget that Intel is supporting also DDR4 modules, unlike AMD who cancelled their support for the older modules with Ryzen 7000.
Let’s not forget that Intel is providing 16 lanes of PCIe 5.0 with their latest generation as well, which allows the user to use a M.2 SSD working with PCIe 5.0 along with a GPU that will run on 8 lanes of PCIe 5.0, and that won’t affect the performance of the GPU after all.
Tuning Efficiency Up A Bit!
One of the reasons we mentioned when upgrading to the 12th generation last year was the efficiency Intel brings by using the Thread Director, a hardware technology that communicates with windows to deliver the right workload over to the right core.
Knowing that Intel’s CPUs are getting an upgrade to the classifier of the technology, which uses new machine learning algorithms to classify workloads and send them over to P-cores or E-cores, according to the tasks’s needs.
We should expect better efficiency here, specially with small and background tasks that won’t eat much of the processor’s power as they will get better allocation with the updates for Thread Director and updates for the whole lineup that provided 4 more E-cores to every CPU this generation.
It Won’t Eat Your Budget, But A Full Upgrade Has A Bigger Potential
If you’re coming from a last year’s upgrade of Intel platforms, it will be a good purchase if you need that performance boost because you won’t need to upgrade your motherboard, PSU, or your RAM sticks.
Intel’s 13th generation can run on 600-series chipsets and will, nearly, consume the same power comparing it from a generation to the next one. You won’t need more than the processor itself, and even if you do use DDR4, it’s still supported as we mentioned before.
Even the price difference for Intel’s is justifiable compared to AMD, as it provides better performance in most cases, so you don’t need to worry about spending an extra Dirham because you’re getting its worth after all.
However, getting a full upgrade with the latest 700-series motherboards, you’ll get even better figures. For an example, Core i9-13900K with a Z790 motherboard would get you a boost that ranges from 12% to 15% of an increase in performance, which means that you are getting the best results from your CPU along with the best connectivity available in the market.
It’s your call, but in both cases, you’re obviously winning.
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