An example of the future flagship 24 core, The 32-thread Raptor Lake generation Intel Core i9-13900K processor was first mentioned in a gaming test. Information about its performance was found in the Ashes of The Singularity gaming benchmark database.
Although the test was obviously a very early Raptor Lake engineering sample, its performance level was on par with the 16-core, 24-thread Alder Lake-series Intel Core i9-12900KF, which is pretty impressive. The 13th generation Intel Core scored 13,400 points in the benchmark. The current flagship Alder Lake also shows results of 13,300-14,000 points there. It also turned out to be faster than the current AMD flagship given the Ryzen 9 5950X with 16 cores and 32 threads.
Since the Ashes of The Singularity benchmark cannot yet distinguish between large and small cores of Intel’s hybrid chip architecture, it attributes 32 cores to the Intel Core i9-13900K. In fact, according to rumors, this processor will get 8 large cores with multithreading support and 16 small cores without support for Hyper-Threading technology. Thus, the total number of physical cores for this model is 24 pieces, and the number of supported virtual threads is 32. In addition to a higher number of cores, Raptor Lake processors differ from Alder Lake models in a large amount of cache memory. It is very likely that the flagship model will have a total cache of 68MB.
The chip was tested as part of a system with 32GB of RAM and a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics accelerator.