The Intel 13th Series CPUs: The Long Road to 6/8 Gigahertz Overclocking

The Intel 13th Series CPUs: The Long Road to 6/8 Gigahertz Overclocking

Intel’s 13th series of CPUs is on track to be a viable 6-8Ghtz option for those looking to overclock and get the most out of these series of CPUs.

After AMD announced moving to a new microchip architecture, Intel’s focus on increased clock speeds and stability with DDR5 has never been more critical for the consumer and business marketplaces. The advancements in hardware may be diminished when it comes down to a battle of efficiency when consuming power.

AMD's commitment to performance at stock lower power with their Ryzen 7000 series is a spell caution for team blue and how their power management to performance will fair compared to previous generations. 

In the years leading to this release, Intel’s chips show the trend of disregarding the TDP (Thermal Design Power)for reaching boost clock speeds. This is observed with CPUs like the Intel i7-8700 and its 3.2GHtz stock and 4.7GHtz boost at 65W.

What is lost in most marketing promotions is the extra 25W it takes to dump into the CPU to achieve that boost clock before settling down at a TDP and clock speed permitted by the CPU cooler without significant temperature fluctuations. If you’d like to read more about it, this article about the differences between the 8th and 9th Intel series of CPUs is an eye-opener. 

At Apex Gaming PCs, we anticipate that these CPUs will be ready for prebuilds soon after release for those looking for the best hardware. 

Whatever tactic Intel chooses for their 13th series of CPUs, they are in stiff competition with AMD are their release of lower power requirement CPUs compared to Intel’s in the consumer's hand!

Written By William Wilson

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