Intel Core i9-13900K tested in stock, 55% faster than i9-12900K

We recently got our hands on a Geekbench benchmark for the upcoming Intel Raptor Lake i9-13900K processor. A lot of benchmarks leaked last week, albeit on CPU-Z. 

The test bench has an ASRock Z690 Taichi motherboard with 32GB of DDR5 RAM. The processor used is the upcoming Intel i9-13900K with 24 cores (8p + 16e) / 32 threads. The base clock is in the ~3.0GHz range, which can be boosted up to the standard 5.5GHz. Of course, you can get higher clock speeds by lowering temperatures and overclocking.

Geekbench 5 Stock i9-13900K test

A frequency test was also done, showing that the i9-13900K maintains a relatively high clock speed in the ~5.7GHz range. Previous leaks suggest that the maximum clock speed for these processors is 5.8GHz. The AMD R9 7950X can be overclocked across all 16 cores to a whopping 5.1GHz.

Frequency tests i9-13900K

Okay okay, I’ll move on to performance metrics. The i9-13900K scores an impressive 2212 points in the single-core test (stock) and 25497 points in the multi-core test.

Geekbench test for Intel i9-13900K

And here are the graphics!

The numbers show impressive results, all our previous benchmarks were done on CPU-Z, so the comparison of relative performance will not be correct. 

As you can see, the i9-13900K leads all other processors in the single-core department at stock speed only. Impressive! With 6GHz+, expect new world records as shown in our CPU-Z benchmarks.

Geekbench5 test of a single-core Raptor Lake processor

Multi-core benchmarks are where the i9 shines. The CPU-Z benchmarks always had multiple cores/threads disabled, preventing us from getting comparable and accurate readings. The i9 crushes every other processor in the multi-core department thanks to underperforming cores. Has Blue Team usurped AMD’s multitasking throne?

Geekbench5 test for multi-core Raptor Lake processors

Now, to show off the power of Raptor Lake, the Intel i9-13900K is 11% faster than its predecessor in single-core tests. Don’t let that 11% fool you, because even that small difference can drastically increase your FPS in esports games that are often CPU bound. Compared to the R9 5950X, the lead increases to a whopping 31%.

Geekbench5 Raptor Lake single-core test (vs. i9-12900K)

We pass to the place where our king Raptor Lake eats everything. Multi-core testing shows the i9 reaching new heights as it is 50% faster than AMD’s best offerings (until September 15, 2022). It’s crazy! And to think that these are only stock speeds? 

Geekbench5 multi-core Raptor Lake test (comparison with i9-12900K)

Intel is definitely promising a lot with these leaks. AMD still hasn’t announced Zen4. Will it be delivered? Well, that’s yet to be seen. However, this time Intel seems to be really confident. CPU-Z benchmarks are as follows (Please note, liquid nitrogen cooling was not used)

Why not increase it more?

Your wishes have been fulfilled! Another benchmark of the i9-13900K recently surfaced on Geekbench, although this time the stock clock speed was at 5.7GHz instead of the previous 5.5GHz. The numbers are stunning.

The test bench uses the same ASRock Z690 Taichi motherboard with 32GB of DDR5 memory. Let’s get straight to the score then!

Geekbench test for Intel i9-13900K (higher clock speeds)

Single-core tests are 100 points higher than last time. To put this into perspective, I’ve updated the relative performance charts.

Geekbench5 Raptor Lake Single Core Test (vs. i9-12900K) Updated

Thus, after boosting the clock speed, the i9 becomes more than 50% faster than the king of Alder Lake. Incredible! 

Geekbench5 multi-core Raptor Lake test (vs. i9-12900K) updated

CinebenchR23 added to twist

Hassan Mujtaba responded by adding that these single-core results are in line with previous tests that were run at 5.5GHz for all cores. 

A quick look at nanoreview shows us CinbenchR23 benchmarks for all processors up to this date (including leaked processors). To our surprise, the R9 7950X is here, outperforming the Intel i9-13900K (old test). The new benchmark returns the lead to Intel. Incoming charts 

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake ST test

Here, Intel almost breaks into 40,000 territory with its i9-13900K, which scores a staggering 39,086 points. Some time ago, anything that exceeded 35,000 points when cooled with liquid nitrogen was considered a world record. These new processors can do a lot more without even bothering.

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake MT test

Relative performance tests speak for themselves. The new i9 benchmark is over 15% faster than the i9-12900K in single-core testing, in line with our previous Geekbench test. Note that they cannot be compared directly, although relative performance (as a percentage) allows some comparisons to be made.

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake ST Benchmark (Compared to i9-12900K)

The i9 outperforms its Alder Lake counterpart by 44% in multi-core testing, leaving the Zen4 in the dust. If we take these tests without a grain of salt (look what I did there?), Gracemont cores have done wonders for Intel. 

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake MT test (vs. i9-12900K)

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