Intel Raptor Lake engineering samples produce mind-boggling results on UserBenchmark
A couple of Raptor Lake engineering samples (ES) have been spotted by APISAK on UserBenchmark, producing individual bench results that could make the competition tremble – if they were maintained and reproduced on a more reliable benchmark. It has already been reported how the much-criticized synthetic benchmark site clearly has a considerable beef with AMD, and because of that this report will solely focus on the promising results produced by the two Intel 13th-gen processors rather than compare them with any Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 rival.
The results that have been highlighted by APISAK are very impressive, more so because they have been created by engineering samples with the UserBenchmark designation “Intel 0000”. The chips can be differentiated by their configurations though, with one of the Raptor Lake chips sporting 16 cores and 24 threads while the other apparently has 8 cores and 8 threads, which may be a misreading considering its astounding test scores. The former Raptor Lake chip, which had a base speed of 2.6 GHz and hit an average turbo rate of 5.15 GHz, churned out a massive 130% bench, but even this was overtaken by the latter processor.
Apparently, the “8-core, 8-thread” Intel 0000 engineering sample produced a bench of 134% in this particular run, way more than any other Intel part in the site's average bench chart, with the second-placed Intel Core i9-12900KS currently on 116% (behind the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X on 117%). In fact, this souped-up Raptor Lake sample’s 1-core, 2-core, 3-core, and 4-core scores are all greater than the maximum values recorded out of 1,416 Intel Core i9-12900KS sample tests, so Team Blue certainly has a processing beast on its hands here.
Clearly, UserBenchmark will have to do some tidying up once more samples are tested, as the entry for the Intel 0000 part features five samples with three different core/thread configurations and varying clock speeds that go from as low as 0.8 GHz to as high as 5.6 GHz. This leaves the Raptor Lake page displaying a 115% average bench score, which although still high does not accurately show the incredible performance promise that Intel appears to be preparing with its 13th-gen processors. Yet again, a benchmark leak has indicated that Raptor Lake vs. Zen 4 (Ryzen 7000) is going to be a clash for the ages.