Intel Core i9-13900K is 5% faster than i9-12900K in gaming

Recently leaked in China, namely Extreme Player on Bilibili, the first gaming and synthetic performance benchmarks of the new 5.5 GHz Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU.

This new 13th generation i9 comes with 24 cores and 32 threads in a configuration of 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core. The CPU carries a total of 36 MB of L3 cache and 32 MB of L2 cache for a total of 68 MB of ‘Smart Cache. It also comes with a base TDP (PL1) of 125W and an MTP of around 250W.

This processor runs at 3.0 GHz and has extra clocks of 5.5 GHz. The final chip is expected to reach single-core boost clocks of up to 5.7-5.8 GHz, though that remains to be seen until the variant is released. finally hit the market.

In terms of performance, we have more detailed gaming and synthetic benchmarks with Intel Core i9-13900K (5.5 GHz) and Core i9-12900K (4.9 GHz) running at their standard frequencies.

The Intel Core i9-13900K has a 12.2% clock speed advantage over the i9-12900K, so it should be faster by default, even on the same architecture. The improvement comes from the 50% increase in cache (68 MB vs. 44 MB).

Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in 3DMark

Here are some of the benchmarks of the Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K vs Alder Lake Core i9-12900K:

Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in 3DMark
Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in 3DMark

Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in gaming

Gaming performance was tested across multiple titles at 2160p, 1440p, and 1080p resolutions. The average performance improvement appears to be around 5-10% across all three resolutions for the i9-13900K vs. the Alder Lake i9-12900K.

There are only a few cases where the chip showed big improvements. The higher cache and clocks really seem to be benefiting the minimum frame rate with around 25-30% jumps in some titles like PUBG, and Forza Horizon 5, and up to 70-80% gains in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in Far Cry 6
Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in Far Cry 6
Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in Gaming
Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in Gaming

An interesting comparison that has been made is the power consumption figures, where the Intel Core i9-13900K consumes up to 52% more in gaming than the Core i9-12900K and an average of 20% more power consumption across all three resolutions. tested.

This means that the next generation Raptor Lake line of CPUs will consume more power than Alder Lake, even when gaming.

The average FPS breakdown at each resolution is as follows:

  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1080p:  4.22% faster performance on average
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1440p:  6.97% faster performance on average
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 2160p:  3.30% faster performance on average
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K All Res Average:  4.83% faster

As for the minimum FPS, the breakdown in each resolution is as follows:

  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1080p:  27.93% faster minimum FPS
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1440p:  21.83% faster minimum FPS
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 2160p:  12.82% faster minimum FPS
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K All Res Min Average:  20.86% faster

And finally, we have the max FPS breakdown for each resolution as listed below:

  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1080p  : 6.29% faster max FPS
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1440p:  4.42% faster max FPS
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 2160p:  2.58% faster max FPS
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K All Res Max Average:  4.43% faster

Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in power consumption

Breaking down the power consumption figures for each resolution tested, we get the following results for Intel Core i9-13900K vs Core i9-12900K:

  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1080p:  19.1% more power consumption
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1440p:  19.8% more power consumption
  • Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K at 1440p:  26.2% more power consumption
Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in power consumption
Intel Core i9-13900K vs i9-12900K in power consumption

The Intel Core i9-13900K achieves 10% faster single-threaded performance and 35% faster multi-threaded performance on average compared to the Core i9-12900K in previously leaked benchmarks.

Overall, it looks like the CPU will be faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X on specific workload tasks and on par with gaming benchmarks. But with AMD launching its Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache chips based on the same Zen 4 core architecture later this year, Intel’s top gaming spot, if they manage to take it from Zen 4, will be short-lived.

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 go up against AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup, which will also launch in the fall of this year.

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