The Intel Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake CPU, anticipated later this year, should be 50 percent quicker than the Core i9-12900 Alder Lake. But, contrary to popular belief, this processor’s advances over its predecessor do not seem to be limited.
Several benchmarks have already been run on the Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake in a preliminary sample. 8 Raptor Core Performance-Cores and 16 Gracemont Efficient-Cores, all at 10 nm, were employed in the sample.
As a result, this new CPU has a trifecta of 24 cores and 32 threads. The E-Cores can run at 2.76 GHz, while the 8 P-Cores can run at 3.7 GHz. In a nutshell, the Intel Raptor Lake processor is designed to be a true powerhouse.
Aside from the increased cores and threads, the Core i9-13900 has several notable enhancements, including support for DDR5 memory speeds up to 5,600 MHz. With all of these modifications, the CPU has been put to the test in a variety of benchmarks. The specific configuration utilized in these tests was not stated, such as whether the i9-13900 was used with DDR5-5600 or not.
Compared to its predecessor, the Core i9-13900 receives a favorable rating in the first graph. It should be noted, however, that this test was conducted without using a SIMD code, which significantly influences the speed and results in a less obvious difference in the second graph.
Intel’s Core i9-13900 processor also boasts much larger caches, more cores and threads, and support for DDR5-5600. The L3 cache has grown by 20% to 36 MB, while the L2 cache has doubled in capacity to go up to 32 MB. As a result, it can incorporate a total of 68 MB of cache.
In any event, this helps Intel to catch up to the Ryzen Zen3 on this front. However, the Zen3 3DV and the planned Zen4 seem ahead of this curve. Compared to Intel’s past products, the Core i9-13900 shows a lot of potentials, but it may face severe competition from AMD’s upcoming offerings.