Intel Core i9-13900K Geekbench performance destroys the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 9 5950X
Thanks to a plethora of leaked benchmark results and spec details, we have a fairly good idea of what to expect from Intel’s upcoming 13th gen “Raptor Lake” chips. This time around we have a valid Geekbench 5 entry for the Core i9-13900K courtesy of BenchLeaks.
First, the 13th gen CPU was running inside a system based on an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX motherboard, 32 GB of 3200 MHz DDR5 RAM with a base clock of 3 GHz and a maximum boost frequency of nearly 5.5 GHz. Save the 100 MHz slower RAM, the system is configured almost exactly like the one that visited Geekbench at the start of the month and garnered a single-core score of 2,147 and a multi-core score of 23,982.
Interestingly, even though the current run was performed with a similar PC with slower memory, the Core i9-13900K managed slightly higher single-core and multi-core scores of 2,169 and 24,189 respectively. On the surface, these benchmark results are quite superb when compared to the current-gen AMD and Intel CPUs. For instance, compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Core i9-13900K is 25.5% faster in single-threaded and a bonkers 125% faster in multi-threaded benchmark run. However, based on our Geekbench 5 results of the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Core i9-13900K is close to 30% faster in single-core and 115% faster in multi-threaded performance.
Based on our median Geekbench 5 numbers for AMD’s top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950X, the latest Core i9-13900K scores leave the AMD chip in the dust with a 33% lead in single-threaded and a 55% gain in multi-threaded performance.
Compared to our median Geekbench 5 single-score of Core i9-12900K, the Core i9-13900K shows an improvement of 11%. The multi-core score of the Raptor Lake chip is about 36% faster. While the single-core performance can be attributed to higher boost clocks, the multi-core betterments are mainly due to a significant increase in core counts (24 vs 16 in favor of the Raptor Lake chip).
While the Core i9-13900K’s gains over the current-gen AMD Zen 3 and Intel Alder Lake chips are looking great, it is important to remember that these are preliminary numbers as Intel is yet to officially unveil the processors.
Finally, we are excited to see how the chip fairs against the Ryzen 9 7900X and the Ryzen 9 7950X that are rumored to bring massive frequency improvements over their predecessors with 5.6 and 5.7 GHz boost clocks respectively.