The flagship Core i9-13900K processor of the Raptor Lake series with 24 cores and 32 threads can compete with the 24-core HEDT processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5965WX with the lifting of power consumption limits in performance. And the novelty, even without it, surpasses all classmates. This was shown by current tests of a chip sample in Cinebench R23.
Corresponding fresh leak, at default power settings, processor power consumption can reach 254 watts. With these settings, the chip achieves 2,290 points in the single-threaded and 35,693 points in the Cinebench R23 multi-threaded test.
Without power consumption, the Core i9-13900K’s peak TPD increases to 345 W. Single-thread performance doesn’t get any better, but in the multi-thread performance test, the chip improves its score to 40,616 points, which is 13.8% more.
In this case, the Core i9-13900K even slightly outperforms the Ryzen Threadripper 5965WX, which scores 40,179 in the same test. That’s right, the flagship Raptor Lake surpasses AMD’s HEDT processor not only in performance, but also in consumption, and the second characteristic is much stronger than the first.
Below are the comparison results of the Core i9-13900K in different modes (with and without power limitation) with other consumer processor models:
- Intel Core i9-13900K vs. Core i9-12900K in Unlimited Power mode (TDP 350W) – 48% faster;
- Intel Core i9-13900K vs. Core i9-12900K in limited power mode (TDP 250W) – 30% faster;
- Intel Core i9-13900K vs Ryzen 9 5950X in Unlimited Power mode (TDP 350W) – 67% faster;
- Intel Core i9-13900K vs. Ryzen 9 5950X in limited power mode (TDP 250W) – 48% faster.
Another leak revealed the Core i9-13900K’s operating frequencies in the AIDA64 stability test. In this test, two of the eight powerful Raptor Cove processor cores were automatically selectively overclocked to 5.8 GHz. The rest of the chip’s productive cores were clocked at 5.5 GHz, while all 16 energy-efficient Gracemont cores were clocked at 4.3 GHz.
Liquid cooling with a 360 mm radiator was used for this test. Apparently, the processor power consumption limit has also been lifted here. During the stability test, the chip heated up to 90 degrees Celsius and consumed up to 314 watts of power.
The 13th Gen Intel Core (Raptor Lake) processors are expected to be unveiled on September 28th at the Intel Innovation Event. However, the new chips will go on sale in mid-October.