A leaked reference shows that IntelRaptor Lake’s flagship chip will be a super-fast processor. Earlier this week, Intel announced six Raptor Lake processors, including the pack-leading Core i9-13900K. However, the battle was missing the world’s first 6 GHz processor which Intel recently confirmed will be part of the Raptor Lake line. While the company hasn’t confirmed which chip will come with this default clock speed, media speculation suggests that the distinction will belong to Raptor Lake’s flagship chip, the Core i9-13900KS.
Without the flagship chip, the Raptor Lake lineup currently includes the Core i9-13900K and Core i9-13900KF, the Core i7-13700K and Core i7-13700KF, and the Core i5-13600K and Core i5-13600KF. A recent report also suggested that the Raptor Lake family could have a monster 34-core processor, although it could be part of Intel’s HEDT/workstation lineup rather than mainstream desktops. Overall, Intel’s Raptor Lake family is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with, especially when compared to AMD’s Ryzen 7000 lineup, which was announced a few weeks ago.
A new leaked benchmark shows that Intel’s promised 6GHz Raptor Lake processor will be significantly faster than any other mainstream desktop processor on the market. In the CPU-Z benchmark, the Core i9-13900KS scored 982 in the single-core test and 18,453 in the multi-threaded index, both significantly higher than the scores posted by the vanilla 13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X. The CPU-Z screenshot showing the benchmark results was originally posted on Chinese forum Bilibili and spotted by a tipster HXL.
Intel Core i9-13900KS Benchmark Results
As pointed out Tom’s gear, the Core i9-13900K scores 893 and 16,877 respectively in the single-core and multi-core tests, while the Ryzen 9 7950X can only score 787 and 15,633. So if the screenshot is genuine, the 13900KS would be 10% faster than vanilla 13900K in single-core results and up to 18% faster in multi-threaded benchmark. That said, that seems like too much of a jump for just 200MHz of extra speed over the 5.8GHz 13900K, so the results should be taken with a pinch of salt for now.
While CPU-Z isn’t the best tool to gauge performance, it does offer some pointers on what to expect from a particular chip. So provided the screenshot is accurate, that suggests the 13900KS will be a beast of a chip that will be much faster than anything AMD has to offer as part of its latest generation. A quick calculation at the bottom of the envelope shows that the Intel The Core i9-13900KS could be up to 25% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X in single-threaded apps and around 18% faster in multi-threaded apps, which isn’t something to worry about. mock.
Source: Bilibili, HXL/TwitterTom’s Material