The Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5950X are completely outclassed by Intel’s Core i9-13900K 5.5 GHz Raptor Lake Desktop CPU in Geekbench 5 benchmarking results. The Intel Core i9-13900K CPU, which has 24 cores and 32 threads in an 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core arrangement, is still an early sample.
According to earlier rumours, this chip may have as much as 68 MB of total “Game” cache. The sample being tested here has a boost frequency that can reach 5.5 GHz and a base clock of 3.0 GHz. It was stated that the final CPU samples would reach speeds of up to 5.8 GHz, while ES3 samples would reach up to 5.5 GHz (single-core).
The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme motherboard and 32 GB of DDR5-6400 memory were used to test the CPU. Raptor Lake will officially support native speeds of up to DDR5-5600 and was tested using a particularly fast combination of DRAM.
Performance-wise, the Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU sample achieved scores of 23,701 in multi-threaded tests and 2133 in single-core testing.
In the same benchmark, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X scores 1686 points in single-core testing and 16,508 points in multi-core testing, whereas the Intel Core i9-12900K (Alder Lake) scored 1987 single-core points and 17272 multi-core points.
This indicates that in multi-threaded tests, the new flagship is up to 48 percent quicker than the Ryzen 9 5950X and 37 percent faster than the Core i9-12900K, which is a significant improvement. The chip’s performance has significantly improved over that of its predecessor thanks to the eight additional E-cores that have been added. Regarding single-core performance, Raptor Cove and Gracemont cores don’t represent a significant architectural advancement, hence clock speeds in single-threaded tasks account for the majority of the performance boost. In single-threaded tasks, the i9-13900K still achieves respectable gains of 7% over the 12900K and 27% over the 5950X.
Because these aren’t the actual clock speeds, the actual performance is likely to surpass this leak. We can anticipate a single-core improvement of 10% and a multi-core improvement of 40% over the Core i9-12900K at 5.8 GHz.
Additionally, it ought to result in a multi-threaded CPU performance improvement of 50% over the 5950X. On the other side, AMD claims that Zen 4 enhances multi-threaded performance by 35% over Zen 3, so the competition will undoubtedly be exciting.