Intel's Core i9-13900KS 6 GHz "Raptor Lake" CPUs Rips Apart The Core i9-12900KS 5.5 GHz "Alder Lake" In CPU-z Benchmark Leak
The Intel Core i9-13900KS will be the flagship Raptor Lake CPU, featuring 24 cores and 32 threads in an 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core configuration. The CPU is configured at a single-core boost clock of 6.0 GHz (1-2) cores. The CPU will be featuring 68 MB of combined cache and a 125W PL1 rating that goes beyond 253W. The CPU can also consume up to 350W of power when using the "Extreme Performance Mode" which we detailed here.
- Core i9-13900KS 8+16 (24/32) - 3.2 / 6.0 GHz - 66 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 253W (PL2)+
- Core i9-12900KS 8+8 (16/24) - 3.4 / 5.5 GHz - 30 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 241W (PL2)
Compared to the Intel Core i9-12900KS, the Core i9-13900KS offers a 500 MHz boost in max clock speeds and should also offer faster all-core frequencies. This allows the CPU to deliver a massive performance improvement, especially in multi-threaded tasks, since it offers more cores & threads.
The Intel Core i9-13900KS 6 GHz Raptor Lake CPU scores 982.5 points in single-core and 18453.4 points in the multi-threaded performance test. Compared to the Core i9-12900KS, that's a 19% boost in single-threaded performance. It also posts 9.5% higher performance than the 13900K, 25% higher performance than the Ryzen 9 7950X, and 52% higher performance than the Ryzen 9 5950X.
In multi-threaded tests, the CPU is up to 55% faster than the Core i9-12900KS, 9% faster than the i9-13900K, 18% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X, and 56% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X.
There's no information available on what sort of conditions the CPU was tested in such as which motherboard, cooling and whether the chip was running at stock speeds or not. But one thing is definitely sure that the chip will consume much more power than AMD's Ryzen 7000 offerings.
While the initial 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU lineup is planned for launch on the 20th of October, the Intel Core i9-13900KS would launch in early 2023 in limited quantities. The pricing should be close to the $699-$749 US figure.