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Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i5-13600K review: More cores and a higher clock speed with Raptor Lake

The chase has begun! AMD has already moved ahead this year, but now Intel is catching up, fighting for the crown of the fastest gaming CPU in the world. Find out in this detailed review of the Intel Core i9-13900K and the Intel Core i5-13600K whether Intel succeeds in this.
Intel Core i9-13900K specs (Source: Intel)
Intel Core i9-13900K specs (Source: Intel)
More cores, more threads, and a higher clock speed (Source: Intel)
More cores, more threads, and a higher clock speed (Source: Intel)

With the introduction of hybrid CPUs into the desktop arena, Intel was able to score with a significant performance jump last year. For the first time, the Alder Lake platform used P and E cores to improve the performance distribution. AMD pursues a different approach with its chiplet architecture and is also able to achieve a very good performance at this point. With the recently introduced Zen 4 processors, AMD was again able to achieve a significant performance increase. Raptor Lake is now supposed to make up for this and allow Intel to gain back the performance crown.

Intel remains basically faithful to the 1700 socket in this generation. However, there are still numerous changes that in sum result in a head-to-head race with AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X. For example, there is a significantly larger cache and there are more threads in total and redesigned P cores with a higher IPC. In addition, Intel increased the Turbo by up to 600 MHz to a maximum of 5.8 GHz. Those changes apply to the whole lineup of the new Raptor Lake series.

We list the most important representatives of the new Raptor Lake S family for you in the chart below.

Although Intel follows the Alder Lake series in terms of the price, the current weak Euro-to-US Dollar exchange rate will make the prices of the new processors subjectively look more expensive.

13th Gen Intel Core processors at a glance

Model Cores /
Threads
Clock Speed P Core / Turbo Clock Speed E Core / Turbo Cache L2 + L3 Graphics PBP MTB Price (MSRP)
Core i9-13900K 16 (8P + 16E) /32 3.0 GHz / 5.8 GHz 2.2 GHz / 4.3 GHz 32 + 36 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 253 Watt $589
Core i9-13900KF 16 (8P + 16E) /32 3.0 GHz / 5.8 GHz 2.2 GHz / 4.3 GHz 32 + 36 MB - 125 Watt 253 Watt $564
Core i9-12900K 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.2 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.4 GHz / 3.9 GHz 14 + 30 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 241 Watt $589
Core i9-12900KF 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.2 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.4 GHz / 3.9 GHz 14 + 30 MB - 125 Watt 241 Watt $564
Core i7-13700K 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.4 GHz / 5.4 GHz 2.5 GHz / 4.2 GHz 24 + 30 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 253 Watt $409
Core i7-13700KF 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.4 GHz / 5.4 GHz 2.5 GHz / 4.2 GHz 24 + 30 MB - 125 Watt 253 Watt $384
Core i7-12700K 12 (8P + 4E) /20 3.6 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.7 GHz / 3.8 GHz 12 + 25 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 190 Watt $409
Core i7-12700KF 12 (8P + 4E) /20 3.6 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.7 GHz / 3.8 GHz 12 + 25 MB - 125 Watt 190 Watt $384
Core i5-13600K 14 (6P + 8E) /20 3.5 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.6 GHz / 3.9 GHz 20 + 24 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 181 Watt $319
Core i5-13600KF 14 (6P + 8E) /20 3.5 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.6 GHz / 3.9 GHz 20 + 24 MB - 125 Watt 181 Watt $294
Core i5-12600K 10 (6P + 4E) /16 3.7 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz 9.5 + 20 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 150 Watt $289
Core i5-12600KF 10 (6P + 4E) /16 3.7 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz 9.5 + 20 MB - 125 Watt 150 Watt $264

Details of our test system

Raptor Lake S test system
Raptor Lake S test system

We use the following system for the benchmarks and tests below:

  • Streacom BC1 V2 Open Benchtable
  • Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i5-13600K
  • Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero (BIOS v2004) / Asus ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WiFi (BIOS v2004)
  • Custom loop water cooling (Pump: Alphacool Aquastream XT Ultra, Radiator: EK MO-RA3 420 LT BLACK)
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition (driver: 517.48)
  • EVGA SuperNOVA P+ 1600W
  • G.Skill Ripjaws S5 (2x 16 GB - DDR5-5200)
  • Intel Optane 905p (480 GB system + benchmarks)
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64 Bit (Version 22H2)
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S - Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Rocket Lake-S - Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S - Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Rocket Lake-S - Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Rocket Lake-S
Intel Rocket Lake-S - Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Rocket Lake-S - Intel Core i5-13600K

Test Conditions - Z690 usable after BIOS update

For this test, we use the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero, which was already used during the Alder Lake S launch. Nonetheless, with the new Z790 chipset, there will be updated mainboards that support the 12th as well as the 13th generation of the Intel processors. However, you should still keep in mind that the Intel Raptor Lake series will probably be the last generation that uses the 1700 socket.

All tests are run with the most current BIOS and XMP profile activated. In addition, all the power limitations are deactivated in order to get the full performance of the processors. 

Note:

Due to some problems with the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero during our tests, we had to use the Asus ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WiFi instead for all benchmarks with the Intel Core i5-13600K. A brief performance comparison to the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero did not show any significant performance differences. After talking to Asus, we were able to determine that there was a problem with the BIOS of the version used until then. Asus responded immediately and remedied the problems with the version 2103. 

Processor Benchmarks

Intel Core i9-13900K vs. Cinebench R20
Intel Core i9-13900K vs. Cinebench R20
Intel Core i5-13600K vs. Cinebench R20
Intel Core i5-13600K vs. Cinebench R20

Compared to the older Alder Lake S processors, the performance increase is huge in all areas. The increased IPC is accompanied by a significantly higher Boost speed, which by implication is also sufficient for a performance increase of 19% in the Intel Core i9-13900K compared to the Intel Core i9-12900K. In the single comparisons, performance jumps of up to 49% are even possible. With the smaller Core-i5 model, we measure a performance increase of 14% compared to the older Alder Lake sample. 

In the duel of the top models, the Intel Core i9-13900K is able to place just ahead of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. Subjectively, both top models operate at eye level. However, we still see that in some tests Intel is ahead, and in others, AMD. As an example, we can take the 3DMark, where the Intel processor is significantly ahead of the AMD models in terms of the CPU benchmarks. On the other hand, AMD is able to score in the wPrime test, where Intel is clearly left behind.

The smaller Intel Core i5-13600K competes with the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X. Here, the significantly higher number of threads (20 vs. 12) is the key for its success. However, a 7% advantage in the performance rating is not very significant. But the two processors are still comparable, since they both belong to the same price class.

For completeness, we also ran all the CPU tests with the PL2 activated. As you can see from the results, there is no disadvantage if you set the power limit. Better values are even possible in parts, since the CPUs don't reach critical temperatures here.

You can find additional benchmarks on the processors here.

Intel Core i9-13900K

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO

Intel Core i5-13600K

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
79.6 pt ∼80%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
79.5 pt ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
77.7 pt ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
73.1 pt ∼73%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
67 pt ∼67%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
65.6 pt ∼66%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
65.5 pt ∼66%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
61.1 pt ∼61%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
57.7 pt ∼58%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
328 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
328 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
327 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
324 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
315 Points ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
289 Points ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
286 Points ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
286 Points ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
275 Points ∼84% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
6209 Points ∼64% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
6191 Points ∼64%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
5959 Points ∼61% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
4856 Points ∼50% -22%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4057 Points ∼42% -34%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3643 Points ∼38% -41%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3641 Points ∼38% -41%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2555 Points ∼26% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2507 Points ∼26% -60%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
870 Points ∼100% +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
828 Points ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
795 Points ∼91% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
786 Points ∼90% -5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
775 Points ∼89% -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
766 Points ∼88% -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
766 Points ∼88% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
761 Points ∼87% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
734 Points ∼84% -11%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
15181 Points ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
14786 Points ∼63% -3%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
14502 Points ∼62% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
11563 Points ∼49% -24%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10240 Points ∼43% -33%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
9265 Points ∼39% -39%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
9217 Points ∼39% -39%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6692 Points ∼28% -56%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
5985 Points ∼25% -61%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2272 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2267 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2045 Points ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2039 Points ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
2010 Points ∼88% -11%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1998 Points ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1991 Points ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1967 Points ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1907 Points ∼84% -16%
Multi Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
40103 Points ∼66%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
38229 Points ∼63% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
37792 Points ∼62% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
29480 Points ∼48% -26%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
27005 Points ∼44% -33%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
24268 Points ∼40% -39%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
24174 Points ∼40% -40%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
17491 Points ∼29% -56%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
15322 Points ∼25% -62%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
3.93 Points ∼12% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
3.92 Points ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
3.86 Points ∼12% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
3.83 Points ∼12% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
3.72 Points ∼12% -5%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.49 Points ∼11% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3.48 Points ∼11% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3.45 Points ∼11% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
3.31 Points ∼11% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
70.78 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
68.61 Points ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
67.57 Points ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
54.51 Points ∼77% -23%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
47.06 Points ∼66% -34%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
42.38 Points ∼60% -40%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
42.2 Points ∼60% -40%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.01 Points ∼42% -58%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
28.41 Points ∼40% -60%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
18355 Points ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
18236 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
16338 Points ∼89% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
16260 Points ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16235 Points ∼88% -11%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
16144 Points ∼88% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16074 Points ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
16010 Points ∼87% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
15180 Points ∼83% -17%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
132296 Points ∼95% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
132000 Points ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
130289 Points ∼94% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
121250 Points ∼87% -8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
112749 Points ∼81% -15%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
111526 Points ∼80% -16%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
110412 Points ∼79% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
89641 Points ∼65% -32%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
89478 Points ∼64% -32%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
203 Seconds * ∼1% -154%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
189.5 Seconds * ∼1% -137%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
135 Seconds * ∼1% -69%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
135 Seconds * ∼1% -69%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
121.1 Seconds * ∼1% -51%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
106 Seconds * ∼1% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
85 Seconds * ∼1% -6%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
82 Seconds * ∼1% -3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
80 Seconds * ∼1%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4.924 s * ∼1% -171%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
4.725 s * ∼1% -160%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2.78 s * ∼1% -53%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
2.527 s * ∼1% -39%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
2.518 s * ∼1% -39%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2.128 s * ∼0% -17%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
1.818 s * ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.781 s * ∼0% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
1.669 s * ∼0% +8%
1024m
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
202.7 s * ∼2% -154%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
190.6 s * ∼2% -139%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
177.592 s * ∼2% -123%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
172.189 s * ∼2% -116%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
81.28 s * ∼1% -2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
79.738 s * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
74.491 s * ∼1% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
39.954 s * ∼0% +50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
30.811 s * ∼0% +61%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
425.5 (425min - 426max) fps ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
412 (410min - 417max) fps ∼97%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
388 (386min - 388max) fps ∼91% -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
387 (386min - 388max) fps ∼91% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
379.5 (378min - 385max) fps ∼89% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
376 (369min - 378max) fps ∼88% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
368.5 (366min - 369max) fps ∼87% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
367 (363min - 371max) fps ∼86% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps ∼78% -19%
Pass 2
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
267 (266min - 271max) fps ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
266.5 (263min - 267max) fps ∼97% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
262.5 (261min - 264max) fps ∼96% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
241 (240min - 242max) fps ∼88% -10%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
206 (206min - 206max) fps ∼75% -23%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
199 (198.5min - 199.4max) fps ∼73% -25%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
198.6 (198.2min - 200max) fps ∼72% -26%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
148 (147min - 148max) fps ∼54% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
147.8 (147.7min - 147.9max) fps ∼54% -45%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
17225 KB/s ∼100% +16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
16351 KB/s ∼95% +10%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
16178 KB/s ∼94% +9%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
15309 KB/s ∼89% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
14836 KB/s ∼86%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
10997 KB/s ∼64% -26%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
10937 KB/s ∼63% -26%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10792 KB/s ∼62% -27%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6239 KB/s ∼36% -58%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
30.7 GB/s ∼0% +14%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
27 GB/s ∼0%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
21.2 GB/s ∼0% -21%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
19.4 GB/s ∼0% -28%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
18.8 GB/s ∼0% -30%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18.5 GB/s ∼0% -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
14.8 GB/s ∼0% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
13.2 GB/s ∼0% -51%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12.8 GB/s ∼0% -53%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
5.4 GB/s ∼1%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
5.4 GB/s ∼1% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
4.5 GB/s ∼0% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.7 GB/s ∼0% -31%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3.2 GB/s ∼0% -41%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3.1 GB/s ∼0% -43%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2.8 GB/s ∼0% -48%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2.2 GB/s ∼0% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1.8 GB/s ∼0% -67%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
3 GB/s ∼0%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2.9 GB/s ∼0% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2.8 GB/s ∼0% -7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1.9 GB/s ∼0% -37%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1.7 GB/s ∼0% -43%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1.7 GB/s ∼0% -43%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -50%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% -57%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0% -63%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
24625 Points ∼86% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
24157 Points ∼84%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
24143 Points ∼84% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19987 Points ∼69% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17854 Points ∼62% -26%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16690 Points ∼58% -31%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16651 Points ∼58% -31%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12797 Points ∼44% -47%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
11917 Points ∼41% -51%
Single-Core
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2311 Points ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2290 Points ∼99%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2287 Points ∼99% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2274 Points ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2205 Points ∼95% -4%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
2042 Points ∼88% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1979 Points ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1967 Points ∼85% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1904 Points ∼82% -17%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
24479 Points ∼77% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
24021 Points ∼76%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
23967 Points ∼76% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19975 Points ∼63% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17959 Points ∼57% -25%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16635 Points ∼52% -31%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16497 Points ∼52% -31%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12746 Points ∼40% -47%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
11880 Points ∼37% -51%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2246 Points ∼10% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2222 Points ∼10% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2214 Points ∼10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2194 Points ∼10% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2126 Points ∼9% -4%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1968 Points ∼9% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1964 Points ∼9% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1931 Points ∼8% -13%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1821 Points ∼8% -18%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
9629 Points ∼99% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
9598 Points ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
9322 Points ∼96% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
9193 Points ∼95% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
8926 Points ∼92% -7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
8665 Points ∼89% -10%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
8631 Points ∼89% -10%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
8618 Points ∼89% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
8223 Points ∼85% -14%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
89678 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
86695 Points ∼97%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
86231 Points ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
74731 Points ∼83% -14%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
63583 Points ∼71% -27%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
61621 Points ∼69% -29%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
60407 Points ∼67% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
47407 Points ∼53% -45%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
46557 Points ∼52% -46%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
32273 Points ∼89%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
31527 Points ∼87% -2%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
30480 Points ∼84% -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
30358 Points ∼84% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
28618 Points ∼79% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
28618 Points ∼79% -11%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
28211 Points ∼78% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
25396 Points ∼70% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
25017 Points ∼69% -22%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
161724 MIPS ∼100% +10%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
147068 MIPS ∼91%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
146984 MIPS ∼91% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
124975 MIPS ∼77% -15%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
97671 MIPS ∼60% -34%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
89647 MIPS ∼55% -39%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
89527 MIPS ∼55% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
69291 MIPS ∼43% -53%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
64260 MIPS ∼40% -56%
7z b 4 -mmt1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
8365 MIPS ∼100% +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
8282 MIPS ∼99% +14%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
8063 MIPS ∼96% +11%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
7539 MIPS ∼90% +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
7272 MIPS ∼87%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
6571 MIPS ∼79% -10%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
6502 MIPS ∼78% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
6253 MIPS ∼75% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
5944 MIPS ∼71% -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
44.4 fps ∼95% +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
42.6 fps ∼91%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
41.1 fps ∼88% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
36.2 fps ∼78% -15%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.1 fps ∼65% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
30 fps ∼64% -30%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
27.6 fps ∼59% -35%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
27.5 fps ∼59% -35%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
21.1 fps ∼45% -50%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
0.4456 sec * ∼10% -26%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
0.4216 sec * ∼9% -19%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
0.405 sec * ∼9% -14%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
0.4048 sec * ∼9% -14%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
0.3749 sec * ∼8% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
0.3736 sec * ∼8% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
0.3682 sec * ∼8% -4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
0.3539 sec * ∼8%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
0.3507 sec * ∼8% +1%
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Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
71.8 s * ∼18% -96%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
40.6 s * ∼10% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
36.8 s * ∼9% -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
36.6 s * ∼9%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
36.1 s * ∼9% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
35.5 s * ∼9% +3%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
35 s * ∼9% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
34.9 s * ∼9% +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
30.3 s * ∼8% +17%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
371 Points ∼91% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
368 Points ∼90% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
366 Points ∼90% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
362 Points ∼89% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
361 Points ∼89%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
333 Points ∼82% -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
329 Points ∼81% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
320 Points ∼79% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
293 Points ∼72% -19%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
511 ms * ∼1% -18%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
481 ms * ∼1% -11%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
469 ms * ∼1% -9%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
467 ms * ∼1% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
441 ms * ∼1% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
433 ms * ∼1% -0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
432 ms * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
431 ms * ∼1% -0%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
427 ms * ∼0% +1%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
54055 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
54036 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
42399 Points ∼78% -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
42399 Points ∼78% -22%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39462 Points ∼73% -27%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
37225 Points ∼69% -31%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
36774 Points ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
30780 Points ∼57% -43%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29443 Points ∼54% -46%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
54063 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
53853 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
42682 Points ∼79% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
42682 Points ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39112 Points ∼72% -27%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
35404 Points ∼65% -34%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
35386 Points ∼65% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
30691 Points ∼57% -43%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29671 Points ∼55% -45%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
19887 Points ∼98% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
19392 Points ∼96%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18431 Points ∼91% -5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
17124 Points ∼85% -12%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
17079 Points ∼84% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
16616 Points ∼82% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
16616 Points ∼82% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
13869 Points ∼68% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
10458 Points ∼52% -46%

* ... smaller is better

Intel Core i9-13900K + Intel Core i5-13600K vs. Cinebench R15 multi loop

In the load test, where we run the Cinebench R15 constant loop, both test units show a very stable performance. However, we should still mention that the Intel Core i9-13900K runs constantly at the temperature limit. But at more than 2,000 points, the performance increase compared to the Intel Core i9-12900K is still huge. At an average of 3,620 points over all 50 runs, the Intel Core i5-13600K is also worth mentioning.

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Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K: Ø6182 (6045.95-6213.11)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K: Ø3620 (3607.83-3632.07)
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K: Ø3987 (3920.42-4037.55)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K: Ø2545 (2497.35-2570.36)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X: Ø2468 (2440.21-2487.56)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X: Ø4785 (4739.9-4829.17)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition AMD Ryzen 9 7950X: Ø6154 (6136.85-6189.08)

Synthetic Benchmarks and Application Performance

While the synthetic benchmarks were still clearly Intel's domain in last year's Alder Lake release, things don't look quite as clear this year. AMD is able to keep up with its Ryzen 9 processors, and Intel only gets third place in the PCMark 10 benchmark. However, compared to Alder Lake, Raptor Lake is able to place ahead throughout, implementing a good performance. 

PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9911 Points ∼100% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9911 Points ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9788 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9470 Points ∼96% -3%
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9362 Points ∼94% -4%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8604 Points ∼87% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8259 Points ∼83% -16%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
54063 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
53853 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
42682 Points ∼79% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
42682 Points ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
39112 Points ∼72% -27%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
35404 Points ∼65% -34%
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
35386 Points ∼65% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
30691 Points ∼57% -43%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
29671 Points ∼55% -45%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
19887 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
19392 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
18431 Points ∼93% -5%
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
17124 Points ∼86% -12%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
17079 Points ∼86% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
16616 Points ∼84% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
16616 Points ∼84% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
13869 Points ∼70% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
10458 Points ∼53% -46%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
32273 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
31527 Points ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
30480 Points ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
30358 Points ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
28618 Points ∼89% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
28618 Points ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28211 Points ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
25396 Points ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
25017 Points ∼78% -22%
Desktop-PC, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
23076 Points ∼72% -28%
CrossMark - Overall
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2589 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2589 Points ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2512 Points ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2405 Points ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2271 Points ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2237 Points ∼86% -14%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2236 Points ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
1637 Points ∼63% -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
75188 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
74937 MB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
73287 MB/s ∼97% -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
73146 MB/s ∼97% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
73104 MB/s ∼97% -2%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
71725 MB/s ∼95% -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
70749 MB/s ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
69140 MB/s ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
59949 MB/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class
  (4514 - 150906, n=1114)
40373 MB/s ∼54% -46%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
83883 MB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
83185 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
81059 MB/s ∼97% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
78282 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
77097 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
76864 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
75757 MB/s ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
75338 MB/s ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
59007 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Average of class
  (4031 - 153938, n=1075)
43274 MB/s ∼52% -48%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
81320 MB/s ∼100% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
79843 MB/s ∼98% +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76967 MB/s ∼95% +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
74140 MB/s ∼91%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
74134 MB/s ∼91% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
73987 MB/s ∼91% 0%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
73824 MB/s ∼91% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
73707 MB/s ∼91% -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
73484 MB/s ∼90% -1%
Average of class
  (3506 - 153477, n=1078)
42775 MB/s ∼53% -42%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
81.1 ns * ∼100% -6%
Average of class
  (18.8 - 336, n=1153)
79.7 ns * ∼98% -4%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
77 ns * ∼95% -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76.5 ns * ∼94%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
75.3 ns * ∼93% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.8 ns * ∼79% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.3 ns * ∼78% +17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
61.7 ns * ∼76% +19%

* ... smaller is better

Gaming Performance

If it was a question of the fastest gaming CPU in previous years, you could always rely on Intel. However, AMD was then able to mix up things with its Zen 4 processors, so that there is no clear winner here. In the cumulated comparison of the eleven games, the Intel Core i9-13900K places barely behind the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. However, if we also consider the price class of the processors, Intel's Core i9-13900K is able to place just ahead of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X. But we shouldn't forget that there are some games that run better with Intel processors, and others, where AMD processors deliver the better performance. In the internal comparison between the two Raptor Lake S processors, the Intel Core i5-13600K loses by only 7% against the flagship. Those who still use an AM4 mainboard can also take a look at the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, since that CPU also offers a very good gaming performance.

Both the Intel Core i9-13900K and the Intel Core i5-13600K processor deliver a very good gaming performance. In the CPU limit, we measure some significant performance differences between the two competitors, but with increasing resolution and detail, this becomes less and less significant. We are unable to give Intel the crown of the fastest gaming CPU this year, since AMD is a tad faster with the Ryzen 9 7950X. All the competitors score closer together again. Those who, aside from gaming, also stream and want to include the public will benefit from the higher number of threads, which also makes the current Raptor Lake processors very interesting for content creators.

Gaming Performance - Raptor Lake vs. Alder Lake

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
99.3 pt ∼99%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
93.5 pt ∼94%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
93.2 pt ∼93%
Intel Core i5-12600K -2!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
81.9 pt ∼82%
F1 22
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T AF:16x
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
322 (252min, 186P1 - 368max) fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
320 (269min, 180P1 - 377max) fps ∼99%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
316 (235min) fps ∼98% -1%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
258 (208min, 159P1 - 307max) fps ∼80% -19%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
131 (109min) fps ∼100% +7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
128.7 (104min, 93P1 - 154max) fps ∼98% +5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
128.1 (110min, 102P1 - 149max) fps ∼98% +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
122.6 (104min, 98P1 - 141max) fps ∼94%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
205 (155min - 278max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
188 (143min - 257max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
187 (145min) fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
158 (120min - 225max) fps ∼77% -23%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
263 (199min - 337max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
240 (175min - 314max) fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
236 (154min) fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
197 (153min - 254max) fps ∼75% -25%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
148.4 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
147.7 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
131.4 fps ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
111.1 fps ∼75% -25%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
234 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
213 fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
200 fps ∼85% -15%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
157.9 fps ∼67% -33%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
189.7 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
188.9 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
185.5 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
173.5 fps ∼91% -8%
1280x720 Lite Quality
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
235 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
234 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
233 fps ∼99% 0%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
217 fps ∼92% -7%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
229.2 (192.7min) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
205.4 (178.9min) fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
196.8 (171.6min) fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
171.9 (149.6min) fps ∼75% -25%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
285.3 (242.4min) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
246.2 (214min) fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
235.4 (207.6min) fps ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
203.6 (180.1min) fps ∼71% -29%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
183.2 (34.9min, 116.1P0.1, 149.9P1 - 408max) fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
181 (13min) fps ∼99% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
179.8 (98.3min, 120.2P0.1, 148.7P1 - 458max) fps ∼98%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
752 (33.9min, 316P0.1, 533P1 - 1214max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
644 (12min) fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
611 (87.5min, 340P0.1, 454P1 - 1018max) fps ∼81% -19%
GTA V
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
165.6 (9.1min, 125P1 - 349max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
154.9 (8.8min, 125P1 - 271max) fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
148.7 (3.1min, 111.1P1 - 272max) fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
133 (5.5min, 90.9P1 - 206max) fps ∼80% -20%
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
187.7 (3.47min, 200P1 - 694max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
187.5 (1.506min, 200P1 - 547max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
187.4 (41.6min, 200P1 - 443max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
186.1 (2.03min, 166.7P1 - 287max) fps ∼99% -1%

Gaming Performance in Direct Comparison with AMD

Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
97.9 pt ∼98%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
96.2 pt ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
95.7 pt ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
93.7 pt ∼94%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
90.3 pt ∼90%
F1 22
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
457 (291min, 254P1 - 516max) fps ∼100% +43%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
344 (260min, 201P1 - 409max) fps ∼75% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
333 (255min, 199P1 - 409max) fps ∼73% +4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
322 (252min, 186P1 - 368max) fps ∼70% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
320 (269min, 180P1 - 377max) fps ∼70%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
130.1 (111min, 102P1 - 154max) fps ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
128.1 (110min, 102P1 - 149max) fps ∼98% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
126.4 (109min, 100P1 - 145max) fps ∼97% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
125.1 (108min, 100P1 - 144max) fps ∼96% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
122.6 (104min, 98P1 - 141max) fps ∼94%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
205 (155min - 278max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
189 (138min - 261max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
188 (143min - 257max) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
186 (133min - 258max) fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
183 (136min - 251max) fps ∼89% -11%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
263 (199min - 337max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
244 (164min - 331max) fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
240 (175min - 314max) fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
239 (156min - 315max) fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
238 (152min - 327max) fps ∼90% -10%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
160.9 fps ∼100% +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
154.7 fps ∼96% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
151.8 fps ∼94% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
148.4 fps ∼92%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
131.4 fps ∼82% -11%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
234 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
227 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
225 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
221 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
200 fps ∼85% -15%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
190.8 fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
189.7 fps ∼99% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
188.9 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
188.8 fps ∼99% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
188.4 fps ∼99% 0%
1280x720 Lite Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
236 fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
235 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
235 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
234 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
233 fps ∼99% 0%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
231.7 (195.5min) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
231.65 (196.5min) fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
229.2 (192.7min) fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
228.5 (193.7min) fps ∼99% 0%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
205.4 (178.9min) fps ∼89% -10%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
301.3 (255.5min) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
293.1 (253min) fps ∼97% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
293.1 (248.4min) fps ∼97% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
285.3 (242.4min) fps ∼95%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
246.2 (214min) fps ∼82% -14%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
192.6 (60.2min, 115.6P0.1, 159.3P1 - 579max) fps ∼100% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
188.1 (93.6min, 119.6P0.1, 157P1 - 509max) fps ∼98% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
186.4 (85.2min, 119.4P0.1, 152.4P1 - 439max) fps ∼97% +4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
183.2 (34.9min, 116.1P0.1, 149.9P1 - 408max) fps ∼95% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
179.8 (98.3min, 120.2P0.1, 148.7P1 - 458max) fps ∼93%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
816 (23.3min, 360P0.1, 567P1 - 1364max) fps ∼100% +9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
773 (81.6min, 345P0.1, 543P1 - 1294max) fps ∼95% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
752 (33.9min, 316P0.1, 533P1 - 1214max) fps ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
710 (99.8min, 384P0.1, 495P1 - 1262max) fps ∼87% -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
611 (87.5min, 340P0.1, 454P1 - 1018max) fps ∼75% -19%
GTA V
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
165.6 (9.1min, 125P1 - 349max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
164.9 (3.74min, 125P1 - 280max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
161.4 (8.93min, 125P1 - 341max) fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
155.2 (5.9min, 111.1P1 - 371max) fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
154.9 (8.8min, 125P1 - 271max) fps ∼94% -6%
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
187.7 (3.47min, 200P1 - 694max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
187.5 (8.3min, 200P1 - 623max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
187.5 (10.5min, 200P1 - 530max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
187.5 (1.506min, 200P1 - 547max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
187.5 (8.34min, 200P1 - 595max) fps ∼100% 0%
Borderlands 3
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
244 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
243 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
238 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
232 fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
223 fps ∼91% -8%
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
164.7 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
164.1 fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
163 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
161.2 fps ∼98% -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
156.3 fps ∼95% -4%
Far Cry New Dawn
1280x720 Low Preset
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
221 (141min - 329max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
205 (150min - 317max) fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
201 (128min - 295max) fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
200 (144min - 316max) fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
191 (141min - 299max) fps ∼86% -14%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
166 (118min - 265max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
157 (106min - 261max) fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
153 (107min - 240max) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
151 (101min - 257max) fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
144 (96min - 249max) fps ∼87% -13%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1280x720 Lowest Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
351 fps ∼100% +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
314 fps ∼89% 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
314 fps ∼89%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
299 fps ∼85% -5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
269 fps ∼77% -14%
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
234 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
234 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
230 fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
228 fps ∼97% -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
220 fps ∼94% -4%
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
1920x1080 Low Preset (DX12)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
374 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
368 fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
367 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
364 fps ∼97% -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
358 fps ∼96% -3%
1920x1080 Badass Preset (DX12)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
168.5 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
168.3 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
168.3 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
165.8 fps ∼98%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
165.1 fps ∼98% 0%

Intel Core i9-13900K with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187.7 187.7 187.4 165.6 156.7 182.5
The Witcher 3 (2015) 752 584 368 179.8 151.6
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 285.3 256.1 243.7 229.2 215.9
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 234 233 188.9 148.2 88.5
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 234 202 148.4 128.4
Far Cry 5 (2018) 263 232 220 205 186 110
Strange Brigade (2018) 749 506 402 350 266 159
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 314 265 250 230 167.4 97.1
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 221 191 183 166 156 111
Metro Exodus (2019) 285 217 173.9 141.3 116.4 76.2
Borderlands 3 (2019) 243 215 190.3 163 128.3 73.1
F1 2020 (2020) 515 438 407 297 233 142.4
F1 2021 (2021) 590 520 435 224 171.8 103.4
Far Cry 6 (2021) 226 192.3 169.2 159.1 133.5 84.5
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 334 214 196 127 113 85
God of War (2022) 240 204 170.8 121.9 108.4 77.1
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 368 297 209 165.8 121.7 69.2
F1 22 (2022) 320 338 308 122.6 82.5 41.8
The Quarry (2022) 279 217 177.3 146.1 104.6 59

Intel Core i5-13600K with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187.5 187.5 186.7 154.9 148.5 180.7
The Witcher 3 (2015) 611 551 369 183.2 152.8
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 246.2 224.6 216.8 205.4 200.4
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 235 230 189.7 145.6 86.8
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 200 175.3 131.4 112.7
Far Cry 5 (2018) 240 212 201 188 177 108
Strange Brigade (2018) 679 487 398 348 265 158.4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 269 240 234 220 167.1 96.4
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 201 176 170 153 146 108
Metro Exodus (2019) 272 218 173 140.8 115.5 75.7
Borderlands 3 (2019) 223 195.3 176.3 156.3 128.3 73.2
F1 2020 (2020) 456 383 376 295 233 142.1
F1 2021 (2021) 512 474 399 223 171.8 101.8
Far Cry 6 (2021) 195.3 183.1 170.8 151.2 132.4 84.1
God of War (2022) 228 205 168.9 122 106.5 76.5
GRID Legends (2022) 287 261 232 156 177.8 115.1
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 358 290 208 165.1 120.8 68.8
F1 22 (2022) 322 373 432 128.1 84.1 42.4
The Quarry (2022) 270 213 177.9 145.9 105 59.4

Power Consumption

According to the technical specs, the processors continue to offer a TDP of 125 watts. This refers to the PL1 value. The PL2 value specifies how many watts the processor is allowed to consume under full load, if all the requirements are fulfilled. If all the restrictions are activated in the BIOS, the Intel Core i9-13900K is allowed to consume a maximum of 253 watts. For the Intel Core i5-13600K, it is still 181 watts. If all the restrictions are deactivated, there is no direct limitation of the power consumption, which by implication means that only the temperature limit is able to slow down the CPU. So it is not surprising that we keep reaching the 100 °C (212 °F) mark during our stress tests. At that point, we measure 345 watts for the Core i9-13900K and 240 watts for the Core i5-13600K. With this, using a good cooling system will increase the power consumption by quite a lot. 

We measure a power consumption of 480 watts for our test system during the Cinebench R15 multi test. This is 48% or almost 160 watts more for the power supply to deliver compared to the Intel Core i9-12900K. For the Intel Core i5-13600K, the increase is also not insignificant at 39% or an additional 80 watts. While gaming, the power consumption is slightly lower. However, we still measure at least 500 watts on average.

You need a very good cooling system to handle the Raptor Lake processors. With a custom water cooling system, you can also let the new Raptors run without any limitations, provided you have no problem with high temperatures. Those who want to be on the safe side should activate the PL2 limitation. Then a maximum of 253 or 181 watts respectively is the limit. We definitely recommend staying within the power limits of the Raptor Lake processors. A significantly lower power consumption and low temperatures are good reasons to do this. There is also no disadvantage in terms of the pure performance, as we already mentioned above.

Intel Core i9-13900K - Open Power Limit

Test system power consumption - idle operation
Test system power consumption - idle operation
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark

Intel Core i9-13900K - 253 Watt Power Limit

Test system power consumption - Idle operation
Test system power consumption - Idle operation
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark

Intel Core i5-13600K - Open Power Limit

Test system power consumption - Idle operation
Test system power consumption - Idle operation
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark

Intel Core i5-13600K - 181 Watt Power Limit

Test system power consumption - Idle operation
Test system power consumption - Idle operation
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15-nT
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Power Consumption / Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
480 (263min, 277P1 - 553max) Watt * ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
355 (216min, 217P1 - 438max) Watt * ∼74% +26%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
324.4 Watt * ∼68% +32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
320 (235min, 239P1 - 448max) Watt * ∼67% +33%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
313 (214min, 221P1 - 406max) Watt * ∼65% +35%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
286 (232min, 235P1 - 343max) Watt * ∼60% +40%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
245 (160min, 163.7P1 - 271max) Watt * ∼51% +49%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
215 (134.8min, 135.6P1 - 259max) Watt * ∼45% +55%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
205.9 (145min - 213max) Watt * ∼43% +57%
Power Consumption / Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
471 (414min, 427P1 - 561max) Watt * ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
355 (319min, 320P1 - 397max) Watt * ∼75% +25%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
348 (283min, 288P1 - 496max) Watt * ∼74% +26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
321 (303min, 304P1 - 439max) Watt * ∼68% +32%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
319 (310min, 311P1 - 357max) Watt * ∼68% +32%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
279.6 (261min - 357max) Watt * ∼59% +41%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
278 (268min, 269P1 - 296max) Watt * ∼59% +41%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
256.5 (238min - 275max) Watt * ∼54% +46%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
227 (218min, 219P1 - 245max) Watt * ∼48% +52%
Power Consumption / The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
555 (547min, 549P1 - 607max) Watt * ∼100% -4%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
538 (532min, 532P1 - 570max) Watt * ∼97% -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
533 (520min, 525P1 - 568max) Watt * ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
519 (510min, 513P1 - 564max) Watt * ∼94% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K @253W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
514 (508min, 509P1 - 531max) Watt * ∼93% +4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
500 (491min, 493P1 - 528max) Watt * ∼90% +6%
Intel Core i5-13600K @181W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
496 (489min, 490P1 - 517max) Watt * ∼89% +7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
463 (439min - 490max) Watt * ∼83% +13%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
408.9 (401min - 460max) Watt * ∼74% +23%

* ... smaller is better

Pros

+ very high gaming performance
+ high application performance
+ very good multi-core performance
+ low power consumption during idle operation
+ up to 32 threads
+ PCI Express 5.0
+ appropriate cost of the 13600K

Cons

- extremely high power consumption under load
- high cost of the 13900K

Verdict - Extreme power consumption

Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i5-13600K - test units provided by Intel Germany
Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i5-13600K - test units provided by Intel Germany

With Raptor Lake, Intel sends a worthy successor to the Alder Lake generation into the ring. It was also time for this, since with its current lineup, AMD has raced ahead of the Alder Lake processors. However, Intel is unable to move completely ahead of the competitors with its current processors. It is able to catch up, though, and sometimes even slightly surpass the competitors. The differences between the two top models are very small and not really noticeable. However, if we base our performance comparison on the current MSRPs, the Intel Core i9-13900K is ahead of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X in many benchmarks.

Intel fights for this position with a higher clock speed, more cores, and a higher power consumption. The latter is also an approach that AMD is pursuing, although the TDP of the Intel Core i9-13900K reaches a new top value at 253 watts (PL2). In the smaller Intel Core i5-13600K it is still 181 watts under full load. This means that a very good cooling is a requirement, if the top model is on your wish list.

The current Intel Raptor Lake processors offer a very good gaming and application performance. Its very high performance makes the Intel Core i9-13900K the optimal CPU for content creators.

For the base, you are safe to use a 600 chipset, since Raptor Lake is compatible after a BIOS update. This won't put too much of a strain on your budget for an upgrade. However, there will also be new mainboards with the new 700 chipset. But you should also be aware that there will be no new CPU generation for the current 1700 socket. Current rumors say that the 1851 socket will be introduced with Meteor Lake, which is not compatible with the current sockets anymore.

Price and Availability

Some shops already list the new Raptor Lake processors. For example, the Intel Core i5-13600K is available from Amazon for $340 and the top model, the Intel Core i9-13900K, is listed there for $750.

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Sebastian Bade, 2022-10-23 (Update: 2023-01-16)