Intel just announced their latest generation ‘Raptor Lake’ processors yesterday, and today, Acer is already ready to offer their gaming desktop with an Intel 13th generation CPU in it.
Intel announces three CPU models, each one of them comes in two variants, one with integrated Intel UHD Graphics and one without. First and foremost, the most powerful CPU of the 13th generation is i9-13900K and i9-13900KF. It has 24 cores (8P+16E) and a combined total of 68MB of L2 and L3 cache. The CPU can hit a max boost clock speed of 5.8GHz.
Next up are the i7-13700K and i7-13700KF. It features 16 cores (8P+8E) and a combined total of 54MB of cache. The maximum clock speed it can hit is 5.4GHz.
Last but not least, the i5-13600K and i5-13600KF. This one has 14 cores (6P+8E), a total cache of 44MB and can go up to 5.1GHz.
Compared to 12th generation processors, all these new CPUs received increased cores count. The i5 and i7 get four more cores and the i9 get eight more cores. Intel claimed the new processors offer up to 15% better single-threaded performance and up to 41% multi-threaded. The 13th generation CPUs will go on sale starting 20 October 2022.
The Acer Predator Orion 7000 was created for hard-core gaming enthusiasts and creators and you can upgrade it to the most powerful Intel 13th gen processor, the i9-13900K if you want the best of the best.
The desktop also features up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GPU and up to 64 GB DDR5-4000 RAM. The case has two 140 mm (5.5 inch) Predator FrostBlade 2.0 front fans, a third 120 mm (4.7 inch) Predator FrostBlade 2.0 rear fan that illuminates eight ARGB infused LEDs and an AIO liquid CPU cooler.
For connectivity, the desktop has Intel Killer E3100 2.5G Ethernet controller, and Intel Wi-Fi Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX211 wireless module. You can connect whatever peripherals you like with three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C and two audio jacks on the top. On the back, there are three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, two USB 2.0 ports and three audio jacks.
At the time of writing, Acer didn’t provide us with the price and availability. They also didn’t mention whether you can get it with the soon-to-be-released NVIDIA RTX 4090 and 4080 series.