Intel Core i9-13900K impresses on CPU-Z Validator benchmark despite poor cooling and DDR4 2,660 memory
While Intel has been busy showing off its Arc A-series of desktop graphics cards, its next-generation processors have been leaking left, right and centre. The flagship Intel Core i9-13900K has proven itself to be nearly twice as fast as its predecessor in several workloads. Now, the processor has stopped by the CPU-Z Validator website, but its showing is a lot less impressive.
Twitter leaker @TUM_APISAK spotted the processor on the platform coupled with an MSI Z690 motherboard, 32 GB of 2,660 MT/s DDR4 RAM and Windows 10. It netted a single-thread score of 864 and a multi-thread score of 13,054 with the P cores running at 4.98 GHz and the E cores at 2.99 GHz.
In the single-threaded test, the Intel Core i9-13900K barely manages to outperform the Core i9-12900K (817) but outshines the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (647) by a wide margin. The 32-thread processor (8C + 16c) also tops the charts in the multi-threaded section. While these numbers are nothing short of impressive, they could have been much better under ideal test conditions.
For starters, the reported CPU temperature was 100 degrees Centigrade, indicating that the Intel Core i9-13900K thermal throttled at some point. The slow DDR4 2,600 memory could have been a hindrance, too, along with its loose timings. Nonetheless, it confirms that the Raptor Lake processor can still hold its own under less-than-ideal test conditions.