Intel i9-13900K To Feature ‘350W Extreme Power’ Mode

Recently, over at prohardver news came up regarding the Intel Core i9-13900K. This CPU is said to feature a new ‘Extreme overclocking feature‘ supported on select 700 series motherboards.

Initially, the i9-13900K was tested using two power modes namely.

  • Limited Power
  • Unlocked Power

You can read more about this here. But briefly, the i9-13900K consumed upwards of 350W of power while breaking records in Cinebench R23. We believe that this ‘Unlocked power‘ feature will be different from the initial PL1/PL2 power limits (125W and 253W respectively) only available on high-end Z790 (possibly) motherboards.

For the 600-series motherboards, Intel plans to keep the PL1/PL2 power limits due to compatibility purposes, however, the 700-series may receive new treatment. An important thing to note is that, this may require exotic cooling solutions, although the previous test used a ‘moderately priced AIO‘ for a temperature of 90*C.

i9-13900K Extreme Power Consumption | prohardver


For those interested about efficiency, we compiled a chart showing performance/watt statistics. Team blue yet again falls behing AMD. Although, the efficiency has improved drastically as compared to Alder Lake.

Cinebench R23 Performance per Watt

A while back, we covered a comprehensive article about Raptor Lake’s multi-core score gains against Alder Lake and Zen3. The R9 7950X’s benchmarks came up in nanoreview. On comparing our previous 350W benchmarks (Orange), Chipzilla’s silicon is 10% ahead. 

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake MT Test (Reference Against i9-12900K) Updated

Single core wise, Intel yet again has broken records. The i7-13700K (Overclocked) is eating up the competition by scoring 1000+ points in the CPU-Z Single core test.


Abdullah Faisal

With a love for computers since the age of five, Abdullah has always sought to delve into the depths of information, and uses it as his guiding light. He believes success is of utmost importance as history is written by the victor.
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