Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake Desktop CPU Could End Up 15% Faster Than Core i9-12900K & 35% Faster Than AMD Ryzen 9 5950X In Single-Threaded Performance
Intel's Raptor Lake will be going head-on against the AMD Raphael Ryzen 7000 CPUs later this year & the performance of the flagship Core i9-13900K could be as much as 15% faster than the current Alder Lake flagship, the Core i9-12900K.
Intel's Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K Could Feature 15% Faster Performance Than Core i9-12900K And 35% Faster Than AMD Ryzen 9 5950X In Single-Threaded Benchmarks
The latest performance rumor comes from none other than @OneRaichu who was accurate with his Alder Lake performance claims. Now the leaker has said that Intel's upcoming Core i9-13900K, the flagship of the 13th Gen Raptor Lake lineup, could offer a score of over 2300 points within the Geekbench 5 benchmark.
>2300 ST score in Geekbench 5 is possible.🤔
— Raichu (@OneRaichu) June 2, 2022
Just for comparison sake, the Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake CPU scores around 2000 points while the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 'Zen 3' CPU sits at around 1700 points. If we take those scores, you get up to a 15% performance uplift over the Alder Lake CPU and a 35% improvement over the Zen 3 CPU. It looks like a nice boost for a slightly overhauled chip that packs more cores/threads, cache, and a higher clock speed that's reportedly up to 5.8 GHz.
Now everyone would be wondering how this score stacks up against AMD's upcoming Zen 4 chips codenamed Raphael? Well, the Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs are expected to offer over 15% single-threaded performance gain which could be anywhere from 16 to 19%. Given this result, we get a single-threaded score of around 1800-1900 points which would mean that the Zen 3 chips will be slightly slower than the Alder Lake CPUs in single-threaded performance but Raptor Lake may end up being up to 20% faster in the same benchmark. AMD has said that they are being conservative with their performance (single-thread) numbers so the figures could end up around 15% but even still, it looks like Raptor Lake might have a slight edge over Zen 4 here.
Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S & 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPU Comparison (Preliminary):
|CPU Name||P-Core Count||E-Core Count||Total Core / Thread||P-Core Base / Boost (Max)||P-Core Boost (All-Core)||E-Core Base / Boost||E-Core Boost (All-Core)||Cache||TDP||MSRP|
|Intel Core i9-13900K||8||16||24 / 32||TBA / TBA?||TBA||TBA||TBA||68 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i9-12900K||8||8||16 / 24||3.2 / 5.2 GHz||4.9 GHz (All Core)||2.4 / 3.9 GHz||3.7 GHz (All Core)||30 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i7-13700K||8||8||16 / 24||TBA / TBA?||TBA||TBA||TBA||54 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i7-12700K||8||4||12 / 20||3.6 / 5.0 GHz||4.7 GHz (All Core)||2.7 / 3.8 GHz||3.6 GHz (All Core)||25 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i5-13600K||6||8||14 / 20||TBA / TBA?||TBA||TBA||TBA||44 MB||125W (PL1)|
|Intel Core i5-12600K||6||4||10 / 16||3.7 / 4.9 GHz||4.5 GHz (All Core)||2.8 / 3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz (All Core)||20 MB||125W (PL1)|
The Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs including the flagship Core i9-13900K is expected to launch in October on the Z790 platform. The CPUs will be going up against AMD's Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup which also launches in Fall 2022.