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Intel Core i9-13900HK

Intel i9-13900HK

The Intel Core i9-13900HK is a high-end mobile CPU for laptops based on the Raptor Lake-H series (Alder Lake architecture). It was announced in early 2023 and offers 6 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 20 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.6 to 5.4 GHz (single core turbo, all-core 4.9 GHz) on the performance cluster and 1.9 to 4.1 GHz on the efficiency cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare with the Core i7-6920HQ). All cores can use up to 24 MB L3 cache. As a K-variant, the CPU offers an open multiplicator and therefore the possibility to overclock the CPU cores. Compared to the similar i9-12900HK, the 13900HK offers higher clock speeds. Compared to the i9-13900H, the 13900HK only offers the "Essentials" features of vPro.


Thanks to the high core count and high clock speed, the Core i9-13900HK is the fastest 45W CPU for laptops and only bested by Raptor Lake-HX based models with more cores and improved P-cores (e.g., the i9-13980HX). Still, the CPU is very well suited for all demanding use cases like gaming, content creation, and scientific calculations.


The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-5200 (up from 4800 MHz for the 12th gen). The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance. For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2). Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware. The CPU now supports PCIe 5.0 x8 for a GPU and two PCIe 4.0 x4 for SSDs.

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 96 EUs (Execution Units) .

The CPU is rated at 45 W base power (115 W PL2) but most laptops will use a PL1 of around 60 Watt. The SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7 (improved over the 12th Gen).

SeriesIntel Raptor Lake-H
CodenameRaptor Lake-H

Series: Raptor Lake-H Raptor Lake-H

Intel Core i9-13900HK « 1.9 - 5.4 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-13905H compare1.9 - 5.4 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-13900H compare1.9 - 5.4 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13800H compare1.8 - 5.2 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13705H compare1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13700H compare1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13620H compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz10 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13600H compare2.1 - 4.8 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13505H compare1.9 - 4.7 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13500H compare1.9 - 4.7 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13420H compare1.5 - 4.6 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock Rate1900 - 5400 MHz
Level 1 Cache1.2 MB
Level 2 Cache11.5 MB
Level 3 Cache24 MB
Number of Cores / Threads14 / 20
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesThread Director
GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs ( - 1500 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/04/2023
Product Link (external)


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2950 Points (19%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
21.9 fps (38%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
24125 Points (65%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
201 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
200 Watt (36%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
27.8 Watt (18%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
28 Watt (31%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
14.8 Points per Watt (11%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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