The arrival of the 13th-generation Intel Core processors from the K-series was greeted with much fanfare by critics and users alike, but team blue has yet to reveal all the models it plans to release under the Raptor Lake banner. Now it looks like Microsoft accidentally dropped the entire lineup as part of an update to the Windows 11 processor requirements page.
While the best gaming CPU for most people will likely stay among the 13th Gen Intel Core processors already available, less powerful but more budget-friendly chips seem to be on the way soon. According to the Windows 11 support page (via Videocardz), we should expect more Core i5 and some Core i3 models in the near future.
As you might expect, these new processors follow the same naming structure as the previous generation of CPUs, with the Core i3 13100 of course replacing the i3 12100. We’ll have to wait and see how much performance these 13th-gen chips will improve on versus their 12th-generation counterparts, though, as they’re rumored to use the older Alder Lake die.
We don’t yet know when to expect cheaper AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors, but this is definitely a case of when rather than if. The real question is whether Team Red plans to release more budget-friendly chips before or after the rumors of 3D V-Cache compatible CPUs.