Intel i9-13900K Tested in Ashes Of The Singularity, Offers Neglible Increments in Performance

Many leaks have come up regarding Raptor Lake’s performance in the past few weeks. We made a really comprehensive article showing the performance in Cinebench R23 and Geekbench 5.

In synthetic performance benchmarks, Intel pulls ahead of AMD’s leaked Zen4 in almost every aspect including multi-core performance. However, a discrepancy shows up in gaming performance. Intel has not shown significant performance improvements in the gaming segment. Will Intel lose its FPS crown just to attain a lead in the multi-core tests? A small price to pay for salvation? 

A few weeks back, a detailed article was covered showcasing the i9-13900K’s performance in games and other softwares. To put it shortly, the CPU did prove to perform better (~5-10%) but power consumption went through the roof.

Over at, we saw the i9-13900K being tested along with AMD’s kingpin RX 6900 XT. The performance, is rather interesting to say the least. Two tests were conducted (12900K vs 13900K), where the Crazy_4K preset was used.

The Alder lake powered system scores 132.8FPS, where the i9-13900K pulls ahead by just 1.2%. Hold up, what? Well, it is no surprise that this game will heavily use the GPU because take a look at the CPU Frametime. The CPU Frametime is the theoretical maximum number of frames a second that your CPU produces without being GPU-bound. 

i9-12900K (6900 XT) in ashesofthesingularity (Framerate + CPU Framerate) | Ashes Of The Singulairty
i9-13900K (6900 XT) in ashesofthesingularity (Framerate + CPU Framerate) | Ashes Of The Singularity

If we compare those two figures, then our i9-13900K powered by Raptor Lake is ~25% faster than the 12900K which is actually impressive for in-game performance. If a more powerful GPU was to be used (Sorry, 6900XT) then we may have seen a crystal clear difference.

The total score may not speak much as 13th gen system is ahead by just 100 points (0.7%).

i9-12900K (6900 XT) in ashesofthesingularity (Total Score) | Ashes Of The Singulairty
i9-13900K (6900 XT) in ashesofthesingularity (Total Score) | Ashes Of The Singularity

Can AMD really catch up to Intel? Only time will tell. For more leaked benchmarks, take a look at this list:


Abdullah Faisal

With a love for computers since the age of give, 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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