Intel has not but launched its thirteenth Gen Core processor lineup based mostly on Raptor Lake and possibly will not for at the very least one other just a few months. As it will get nearer to the eventual launch, nevertheless, early engineering samples will permeate the market, facilitating leaked benchmarks. It’s already began to occur, and there is even been a supposed sale of what figures to be the flagship SKU, the Core i9-13900K.
You can consider an engineering pattern (ES) as a kind of beta launch on the {hardware} facet. AMD and Intel mortgage out these pre-production chips to unique gear producers (OEMs), unique system producers (ODMs), impartial software program distributors (ISVs), and in later phases, to reviewers as nicely (normally a qualification pattern or QS chip).
These chips permit Intel’s {hardware} and software program companions to check and develop platform options forward of launch. The options, specs, and capabilities could fluctuate from the finalized silicon, particularly if it is a significantly early ES chip. Technically these stay the property of AMD and Intel, however they often nonetheless find yourself altering fingers and being bought illicitly.
That seems to be the case at GooFish (as noticed by Twitter person @ExperteVallah), an obvious buying and selling neighborhood in China. It exhibits an unreleased Core i9-13900K processor having bought for 2850 Chinese Yuan, which converts to round $425 in US foreign money. To put that worth into perspective, Intel’s Core i9-12900K is at the moment listed on Amazon for $548.78.
Based on this and different leaks, the Core i9-13900K is a completely configured Raptor Lake CPU with 24 cores (8 P-cores + 16 E-cores) and 32 threads. According to the itemizing, the ES chip was confirmed as well in an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard and is even in a position to overclock. No different specs or particulars have been shared, although, corresponding to clocks and cache.
The vendor additionally blurred out figuring out markings on the ES chip, so there’s not a lot to glean there. Rumor has it that Raptor Lake may push increase clocks into 6GHz territory. Even if that finally ends up being the case, there isn’t any assure that an early ES chip would hit the identical pace. Therein lies one of many gambles of shopping for ES/QS silicon.
As far as Raptor Lake goes, we’re cautiously optimistic that will probably be a worthy improve to Alder Lake. In a separate leak, the oldsters at Expreview just lately posted a bunch of benchmarks obtained from a non-Ok Core i9-13900. The early ES chip was solely configured to run at as much as 3.8GHz, so the location downclocked a Core i9-12900 to the identical pace after which in contrast the outcomes.
The brief model is, the Raptor Lake CPU dusted its Alder Lake sibling with wins of as much as 106 p.c in SANDRA, as much as 34 p.c in 7-Zip, 30 p.c in Corona, and 26 p.c in Blender, to level out among the highlights. It was a clear sweep, although the benches where the Alder Lake carried out higher have been single-core assessments. This is smart as a result of regardless that the location downclocked the Core i9-12900, it is nonetheless liable to boosting.
From our vantage level, Raptor Lake seems to be promising within the early going. But as at all times, we’ll reserve last judgement till we have had an opportunity to check it for ourselves.