Intel’s next-gen flagship CPU has been spotted in a leaked benchmark, with the Raptor Lake chip showing a good turnaround in speed.
The Core i9-13900K has appeared in PassMark, as reported by Tum_Apisak on Twitter (courtesy of VideoCardz (opens in new tab)), where the processor is evaluated in four sample runs.
The 13900K scored 4,833 (average) in single-threaded performance, which is about 15% faster than its predecessor (and almost 10% faster than the special edition 12900KS). A pretty impressive feat that puts it in first place in the PassMark rankings here.
For multithreading, the 13900K scored 54,433, which is 31% faster than the 12900K and actually almost 20% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X in PassMark’s CPU Mark. Again, this is a good early performance and has certainly raised some expectations in terms of what the Raptor Lake flagship could deliver – although we should always be very wary of leaked benchmarks.
Analysis: Promising things – and a sign that Raptor Lake is coming soon?
Obviously this is just one benchmark suite – and four example runs as mentioned – so there are very many limits to what we could derive here. PassMark isn’t the benchmark we’re most excited about at Leaks either, but nonetheless it’s a piece of the puzzle in terms of the 13900K’s overall performance. But just that – a piece and also not a central piece of the puzzle, many would argue.
At the same time, there’s no denying that the kind of encouragement being demonstrated here is eye-opening. Unfortunately, what we don’t have yet are next-gen Ryzen 7000 processors showing up on PassMark, which would obviously provide the most revealing comparison. And that’s a little odd given that AMD’s Zen 4 chips are imminent – September 27th, in fact – and Raptor Lake silicon hasn’t even been revealed yet. (This reveal is believed to take place on the same day that Ryzen 7000 goes on sale, which appears to be a tricky move by AMD to take Intel’s wind out of its sails).
Raptor Lake chips won’t go on sale until next month — apparently mid-October or thereabouts — but perhaps these benchmarks now emerging are a glimmer of hope that they could hit the market sooner rather than later in October. We’ll see, but at least it suggests that Intel’s 13th Gen CPUs won’t be delayed from their rumored launch schedule anyway.
We already know that the 13900K at 5.8GHz may be in stock (albeit briefly) and a future chip – presumably the 13900KS, which is likely to reappear as a special, higher-rated edition of the flagship – will be 6 GHz, Intel recently let us know. And again, this is stock performance, as defaulted, right out of the box.
So Raptor Lake is certainly developing impressively, but so is AMD’s Zen 4, with the next-gen flagship Ryzen 7950X already breaking world records in some benchmarks where the top performers used liquid nitrogen – and yet the 7950X ran by default that- can-you-refrigerate-at-home.
https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-raptor-lake-flagship-benchmark-leak-shows-a-seriously-fast-cpu Intel Raptor Lake flagship benchmark leak shows a seriously fast CPU