Intel Core i9-13900, 65W variant faster than i9-12900K in benchmarks

Intel Core i9-13900, 65W variant faster than i9-12900K in benchmarks

Intel Core i9-13900

Intel Raptor Lake CPUs are now really close, the company is preparing to hold its "Innovation" presentation event on September 27, where the entire range will be presented, the initial lineup of which has just been leaked. If the recent news has only talked about Intel's K-series models, this time around is the first "non-K" model, namely Core i9-13900.

Featuring the same 24-core configuration as the top of the range (8P + 16E), accompanied by 68MB of total cache, the standard model differs in terms of frequencies and lower consumption: the TDP in basic and boost mode reaches 65W and 200W, compared to the 125W and 250W of the unlocked version, the base and maximum frequencies are instead of 2GHz and 5.6GHz, unlike the Core i9-13900K which is able to operate from a minimum of 3GHz up to a maximum of 5.8 GHz. The performance difference is clearly also affected by the more conservative management of frequencies on all cores, which will impact the performance of the processor in single thread and in multi thread.

Source: Wccftech In tests, Intel Core i9-13900 places quite behind the 13900K and little more ahead of the i7-13700K. The tests performed on Geekbench 5 see the CPU obtain 2130 points in single core and 20131 points in multi core, slightly surpassing the i7-13700K which scored 2090 and 19811 points, but clearly distancing itself from the 13900K which consolidates its position with 2314 and 26464 points. In this way, the CPU is slower than the top of the range by 24% in multi thread and 8% in single thread, a difference entirely dictated by the reduced power consumption of the model. On the other hand, making a comparison with the past generation, the i9-13900 exceeds the i9-12900K by 10% and 17% for single and multi core, while the gap widens more with AMD, taking in front of the Ryzen 9 5950X respectively of the 26% and 22%.| ); }

Intel Core i9-13900KF 'QS' benched: huge 6.2GHz on water chiller OC

Intel's new 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPU is in the headlines once again in flagship form, where we saw the Core i9-13900K using 350W+ of power but now the Core i9-13900KF (note the F, so no integrated GPU) being pushed up to an insane 6.2GHz overclocked with a water chiller.


Extreme Player pushed the next-gen Intel Core i9-13900KF processor up to 6.2GHz using a custom water chiller setup, inside of an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard. The overclocker was able to push the P-Cores up to 6.2GHz all-core under CPU-Z and 6.8GHz all-core on Cinebench R23.

As for benchmark scores, the Cinebench R23 benchmark run on the current-gen flagship Core i9-12900K processor scores around 26,939 points in the multi-core benchmark. The overclocked Intel Core i9-13900K processor when pushed to 6.2GHz with the water chiller keeping it cool, was benching an incredible 42,790 points: nearly 16,000 more points than the 12900KF.

Even when it's air-cooled, the Core i9-13900K scores 37,232 in the multi-core Cinebench R23 test in other results sans the water cooling. In that article, the overclocked Core i9-13900K was using 420W of power... wouldn't want to mix that with a next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card that's expected to chew some serious power.

In a previous article covering the Core i9-13900K in pre-production form being 'fully reviewed', I said that if you were using new Core i9-13900K processor with NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU-powered GeForce RTX 4090 or GeForce RTX 4090 Ti graphics card, you will need 1000W+ between the CPU and GPU at this rate.

We're expecting Intel to announce its new 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs, along with the flagship Core i9-13900K processor (with 8P + 16E) that boosts up to 5.8GHz, as well as the next-gen 700-series motherboards with DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 support on September 27. As for the launch, Intel's new 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs should hit the market in October.

Intel 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPU expected features:

We are to expect pretty crazy 5.8GHz and beyond CPU clocks on the new Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU, with rumors from May 2022 teasing the huge clock speeds. Intel has confirmed that its new Raptor Lake CPUs will offer up to double-digit performance boosts, up to 24 cores and 32 threads, enhanced overclocking features, an AI M.2 module, and they'll be socket-compatible with Alder Lake systems.

Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake CPUs will arrive with up to 24 cores and 32 threads, with Intel promising 'up to double-digit performance boost' as well as 'enhanced overclocking features'. There'll be a new AI M.2 module, while Raptor Lake will be socket-compatible with Alder Lake systems (no motherboard upgrade).