We extremely doubt that Intel will slap an image of a carnivorous Velociraptor on its thirteenth Gen Raptor Lake CPUs, but when newly listed single-core and particularly multi-core scores on Geekbench turn into correct, the chip maker may need to take into account it. Both scores, purportedly obtained from a soon-to-be flagship Core i9-13900K processor, depart the current-gen crop within the mud. We simply do not know in the event that they’re actual.
Benchmarks leaks at all times must be taken with a block of salt anyway, however on this case, there is a disclaimer highlighted in pink on the prime of the itemizing that claims, “This benchmark result is invalid due to an issue with the timers on this system.”
As far as we all know, there are a number of causes that would invalidate a benchmark run and set off that sort of disclaimer. It might be one thing as benign because the system firmware not being up to date for Raptor Lake, or wires getting crossed between the system and Geekbench’s skill to correctly acknowledge the platform and settings. And on the flip aspect, it might be benchmark manipulation at play.
Whatever the case, hold that in thoughts when trying on the benchmark scores under…
Whoever uploaded this rating did so from a system outfitted with an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme motherboard and 32GB of DDR5-6400 RAM. As far because the CPU goes, the Core i9-13900K is acknowledged as a 24-core/32-thread processor with a 3GHz base frequency and 5.5GHz turbo clock.
It’s price noting that ASUS just lately began pushing out BIOS updates for its 600 sequence motherboards, to help Raptor Lake (as has ASRock). So it is at the least believable that this can be a authentic entry from an engineering pattern.
In the benchmark run, the Core i9-13900K posted a single-core rating 2,133 and a multi-core rating of 23,701. Again, we won’t rule benchmarking shenanigans, but when these scores are correct, they bode moderately effectively for Raptor Lake. Here’s how they evaluate to our personal assortment of Geekbench scores…
We plucked this chart from our Core i9-12900KS evaluate. If we have been to plot the leaked Core i9-13900K scores, the CPU would ascend to the highest of the graph. Looking on the prime chips, the Core i9-13900K’s single-core rating is 3.5 p.c greater than the Core i9-12900KS, 6.4 p.c greater than the Core i9-12900K, and 24.4 p.c greater than AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X.
Even greater gaps may be noticed within the multi-core scores. Looking at these numbers, the Core i9-13900K scored 22 p.c greater than the Core i9-12900KS, 27.9 p.c greater than the Core i9-12900K, and 51.5 p.c greater than the Ryzen 9 5950X. Not too shabby.
We can hear the groans and grumbles over what quantities to an apples-to-oranges comparability with these Raptor Lake scores, although. For one, the 24-core/32-thread Core i9-13900K advantages from having extra cores to throw at workloads—it consists of 8 P-cores and 16-E cores, the latter of which is twice as many because the Core i9-12900K/KS. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 9 5950X sports activities 16 cores and 32 threads.
It’s additionally price declaring that Raptor Lake is a next-gen launch and, so far as AMD goes, will probably be extra helpful to check efficiency towards it is next-gen Zen 4 lineup. We’d love to try this, however while you’re coping with leaks, knowledge is restricted, so we are able to solely work with what’s out there.
Hopefully we’ll see some Zen 4 efficiency leaks within the close to future. Both Zen 4 and Raptor Lake are on observe to launch this yr.