As excited as Intel is about Alder Lake, it hasn’t shied away from spreading a couple of Raptor Lake bread crumbs every so often. We know it should leverage an Intel 7 course of node and arrive with as much as 24 cores and 32 threads. Intel has additionally teased as much as a double digit efficiency enhance, and a few leaked benchmarks point out that may certainly be the case.
Raptor Lake will not be fairly architectural overhaul over Alder Lake that Alder Lake was to Rocket Lake. In truth, Raptor Lake is confirmed to be socket-compatible with Alder Lake techniques, which suggests it is best to be capable of drop a thirteenth Gen Core processor right into a 600-series motherboard with a BIOS update. This additional recommend that Raptor Lake will help each DDR4 and DDR5 reminiscence.
As Intel will get nearer to launching Raptor Lake, the leaks are piling up. Earlier this month, for instance, a thirteenth Gen Core i9-13900 CPU confirmed up in SiSoft SANDRA’s database where it smoked Alder Lake by as much as 50 % in early benchmarks.
Impressive, however that was simply the tip of the benchmark iceberg. Following up on that, a purported Core i9-13900 engineering pattern (ES) that is within the wild has been put by way of fairly a couple of extra paces over at Expreview.
The Core i9-13900 represents a max configuration with 24 cores and 32 threads. This is comprised of 8 P-cores with Hyper Threading help and 16 E-cores, the latter of which is twice as a lot as discovered on Alder Lake.
Being an early pattern, the chip is undoubtedly operating at decrease clocks than what the ultimate silicon will hit. The ES chip is proven with a 1.4GHz base clock and three.8GHz enhance clock on the P-cores, whereas the E-cores ran at as much as 2.8GHz. For comparability, the Core i9-12900 runs at 2.4GHz to five.1GHz, so a 3.8GHz enhance clock is fairly low right here.
That’s additionally common for an ES chip. In any occasion, the remainder of the check platform consisted of an a Z690 motherboard, 32GB of DDR5-5200 RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3090 FE graphics card. Both the Core i9-13900 and Core i9-12900 had been examined in the identical PC. To make it a extra significant comparability, the positioning downclocked the Alder Lake half to three.8GHz.
There had been some huge efficiency noticed in benchmarks apart from SiSoft SANDRA. In 7Zip, for instance, the Raptor Lake half left Alder Lake within the mud within the Unzip check (backside graph), and likewise beat it within the Compression check (prime graph).
It additionally confirmed huge beneficial properties in benchmarks like Corona 1.3, Belnder, and Cinebench (R23 and R20). Bear in thoughts that the Core i9-13900 has extra cores to throw at workloads so it is sensible that multi-threaded efficiency would get a lift (to place these benches in context).
This is a strong early displaying for Raptor Lake. Optimizations, mature drivers, and a brand new platform (700 sequence) may all mix to push the disparity even additional when Raptor Lake ships. We’ll see. In the meantime, you’ll be able to take a look at the total set of leaked benchmarks.