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Internal Arrow Lake-S performance projections depict 21% gain for CPU and phenomenal 2.4x lead for Xe-LPG iGPU vs Core i9-13900K

Intel is allegedly releasing the 14th gen CPUs in mid-October. (Source: Intel)
Intel is allegedly launching the 14th gen CPUs in mid-October. (Source: Intel)
Intel is reportedly releasing the refreshed Raptor Lake CPUs for desktops and mobile as 14th-gen chips in the coming months and the Arrow Lake chips in the second half of next year. According to Intel’s internal performance projections for the Arrow Lake and Raptor Lake Refresh chips, the desktop ARL-S processors could bring up to 21% performance gain vs the Core i9-13900K alongside an Xe-LPG iGPU that could be 2.4x as fast as the HD 770 inside the desktop Raptor Lake-S parts.

Intel Arrow Lake CPUs are expected to be the company’s true next-gen desktop parts that are reportedly launching in Q4 2024. Per previous leaks, the desktop Arrow Lake-S (ARL-S) chips could bring up to 40 cores and a massive increase in both single-core and multi-core performance. 

We now finally have some official performance estimates for Intel ARL-S CPUs thanks to igor’sLab which has managed to obtain an internal Intel presentation. The presentation compares the performance of the 24-core ARL-S SKU and a 24-core Raptor Lake Refresh (RPL-R) chip to the Core i9-13900K, the current Intel flagship.

Intel Raptor Lake Refresh-S and Arrow Lake-S performance

According to the leaked presentation, the 24-core Arrow Lake-S chip packing 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores is up to 21% faster than the Core i9-13900K in SPECrate 2017 Floating Point test. In the same test, the RPL-S CPU is up to 4% ahead of the Core i9-13900K. This result reflects in other benchmarks as well where the RPL-R is only marginally ahead of the Core i9-13900K while the ARL-S chip showcases much bigger gains.

For instance, the 24-core RPL-R chip performs identically to the Core i9-13900K in Geekbench 5.4.5 multi-core test while being practically on par with the Raptor Lake part in CrossMark, SysMark 25, and WebXPRT 4. The RPL-R CPU also doesn’t offer any worthwhile gains in single-core performance as shown by the Geekebench 5.4.5 single-core result in the internal presentation. By contrast, the ARL-S processor is up to 20% faster in Geekbench 5.4.5 multi-core, up to 16% ahead in CrossMark, and up to 13% ahead in Geekbench 5.4.5 single-core benchmarks.

All in all, Intel’s internal projections show the refreshed Raptor Lake-S CPU with 24 cores is up to 4% faster while the 24-core ARL-S SKU commands an up to 21% lead over the Core i9-13900K. 

Interestingly, these numbers are less than what past leaks have alleged for the 14th gen Raptor Lake Refresh and Arrow Lake CPUs. But, as it is with pre-release information, these internal performance figures are projections of non-retail chips and the retail parts could be notably faster.

Intel Xe-LPG iGPU performance

Alongside the Arrow Lake-S and Raptor Lake Refresh-S CPUs, igor’sLab has also leaked an internal slide depicting the performance of the Xe-LPG iGPU said to make an appearance on the desktop ARL-S.

For the uninitiated, the Xe-LPG iGPU is reportedly based on the Intel Alchemist graphics architecture, possibly Alchemist+, and could pack up to 8 Xe cores.

According to the latest information, the Xe-LPG iGPU could be an astounding 2.4x as fast as the iGPU featured inside the Core i9-13900K as shown by the 3DMark Time Spy Graphics result. Similarly, the iGPU appears up to 2.2x as speedy per 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited graphics score.

In other words, the ARL-S processors could pack respectable gaming chops at lower resolutions like 720p and 1080p.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Raptor Lake Refresh which appears to pack the same Intel HD 770 graphics as the Core i9-13900K.

Long story short, the 2024 ARL-S is looking like a big upgrade over the 13th gen Raptor Lake-S especially in terms of graphics performance, whereas the upcoming 14th gen chips are seemingly just a minor refresh with a mentionable but ultimately unimpressive performance gain.

Arrow Lake-S and Raptor Lake Refresh-S performance. (Source: igor'sLab/Intel)
Arrow Lake-S and Raptor Lake Refresh-S performance. (Source: igor'sLab/Intel)
(Source: igor'sLab/Intel)
(Source: igor'sLab/Intel)
Intel Xe-LPG performance. (Source: igor'sLab/Intel)
Intel Xe-LPG performance. (Source: igor'sLab/Intel)
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Fawad Murtaza, 2023-07-18 (Update: 2023-07-18)