It’s no secret that Intel is preparing the Core i9-13900KS to rival the best CPUs on the market. Special edition Raptor Lake processors boost up to an impressive 6 GHz. However, early benchmarks revealed that the Core i9-13900KS may not be much faster than the existing flagship Raptor Lake chip, the Core i9-13900K.
The Core i9-13900KS keeps the same recipe as the Core i9-13900K with 24 cores and 32 threads. Additionally, the configuration consists of 8 P cores and 16 E cores. So the Core i9-13900KS’ performance boost is entirely due to the increased clock speed. The regular Core i9-13900K hits 5.8 GHz with Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) technology, while the Core i9-13900KS hits 6 GHz. The extra 200 MHz makes the Core i9-13900KS slightly higher than the Core i9-13900K.
hardware detective bench leak (opens in new tab) Found three Geekbench 5 submissions for the Core i9-13900K. We used the best results for comparison to figure out the best case scenario. Other components of the test system included an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Hero and a super-fast 32GB DDR5-7200 memory kit.
Intel Core i9-13900KS Benchmark
|processor||single core score||multicore score|
|Ryzen 9 7950X||2,192||22,963|
|Core i9-12900K||1,988 people||17,324|
Note: Non-core i9-13900K scores are from Geekbench 5’s processor database.
The Core i9-13900K delivered 4.1% higher single-core performance than the Core i9-13900K. The chip also outperformed the Core i9-12900KS and Core i9-12900K by 11.4% and 16.6% respectively. The Core i9-13900KS also showed 5.8% higher single-core performance than AMD’s current Ryzen 7000 flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X.
In terms of multi-core performance, the Core i9-13900K was up to 10.1% faster than the Core i9-13900K. It also outperforms the Core i9-12900KS and Core i9-12900K by 40.4% and 54.5% respectively. On the other hand, the Ryzen 9 7950X falls short of the Core i9-13900KS, with the 6 GHz chip getting a 16.6% higher multi-core score.
With the Core i9-12900KS, Intel has the fastest gaming processor money can buy. Unfortunately for the blue team, AMD later won the title with his Ryzen 7 5800X3D. As a result, Intel aims to regain the throne with Core i9-13900KS. However, AMD is reportedly prepping up to three of his Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache chips for 2023, so it should be a great year for gamers with lots of great gaming options. prize.