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Core i9-13900KS multi-core performance appears 10.5% and 13% faster vs Core i9-13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X in valid Geekbench listing

Core i9-13900K packs 24 cores and 32 threads. (Source: Notebookcheck)
Core i9-13900K packs 24 cores and 32 threads. (Source: Notebookcheck)
Reportedly coming in Q3 2023, the Core i9-13900KS is a refresh of the Core i9-13900K. Now, according to valid Geekbench 5 single and multi-core results for the Core i9-13900KS, the CPU almost matches the Core i9-13900K in single-core while being 10.5% faster in multi-threaded benchmarks.

Rumors concerning Intel’s eventual Raptor Lake-S refresh are swirling around the internet. Per a roadmap chart shared by @9550pro, Intel is looking to release the new Raptor Lake SKUs in Q3’23. The most prominent of the refreshed CPUs is reported to be the Core i9-13900KS that is expected to be the world’s first 6 GHz retail processor.

Now, Geekbench 5.4 benchmark results of the Core i9-13900KS have popped up showcasing a single-threaded score of 2,314 and a multi-threaded score of 26,619. The report comes to us courtesy of Benchleaks. The CPU which had a base clock of 3.2 GHz was featured inside an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO motherboard and was paired with 32 GB of DDR5 3600 MHz memory.

Based on our average Geekbench 5.4 scores of the Core i9-13900K, the Core i9-13900KS almost ties with the Core i9-13900K in the single-threaded workloads while being 10.5% faster in the multi-threaded tests. Unsurprisingly, the Core i9-13900KS enjoys a much wider 15% and an astounding 50% single-core and multi-core performance increase, respectively, over the Core i9-12900K.

Comparing the Core i9-13900KS to the Ryzen 9 7950X, we see a meager delta of only 2% in single-core and a bigger 13% difference in multi-core performance in favor of Intel’s chip. The 13% difference in multi-threaded results isn’t surprising since the Core i9-13900KS is a 24-core chip vs 16 cores for the Ryzen 9 7950X.

It bears mentioning that the performance figures discussed here are based on tests conducted on an un-released Core i9-13900KS. The retail chip could be faster than currently depicted. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to find out the final performance metrics of the Core i9-13900KS as Intel is reportedly releasing the chip early next month.

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(Source: Geekbench)
(Source: Geekbench)
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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-12-15 (Update: 2022-12-16)