Intel i9-13900KF Spotted Online, 20% Faster Than the R9 7950X

Recently over at bilibili, ExtremePlayer released yet another video featuring the K, KF and non-K SKUs from Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake. We covered these CPUs comprehensively before, although these leaks are extremely extensive, so to stay on point we will feature select benchmarks.

An overview

Intel’s 13th generation is dubbed as ‘Raptor Lake‘ featuring twice as many efficient cores as compared to the 12th gen (Alder Lake). These CPUs go up to a maximum of 24 cores / 32 thread configuration (i9-13900K/KF/Non-K). In CPU-Z testing, all these CPUs were tested beforehand, however, more leaks mean more relative performance figures.

The tesbench(es)

Lacking fluency in Chinese, we couldn’t make out the exact motherboards being used for each test. However, ExtremePlayer has given us a list of the used motherboards.

  • MSI Z690i UNIFY

The benchmarks

1) i9-13900KF

The i9-13900KF was tested in Cinebench R23 clocked at 5.5Ghz and 4.3GHz across the performance and efficient cores respectively. The core voltage was rated at around 1.38V. The CPU scores a respectable 2287 points and 40227 points in single and multi core testing respectively.

As for CPU-Z, the scores are rated at 897.4 points for the single-core and 16385.2 points for the multi-core test. 

i9-13900KF 5.5GHz + 4.3GHz | ExtremePlayer

After a slight overclock, the score is bumped to 42790 points in the multi-core R23 test which is way above the R9 5950X

i9-13900KF 5.7GHz + 4.6GHz | ExtremePlayer

In another configuration, we have the CPU-Z scores at around 961.9 points in the single core test which by itself is pretty impressive. The multi-core test is better as expected at around 18310.2 points.

i9-13900KF 5.8GHz + 4.6GHz | ExtremePlayer

For the extra single-core juice, at near ~6.0GHz levels, the CPU scores 978.5 points in CPU-Z. Do bear in mind, if the e-cores were disabled the performance would have been much higher (single-core wise).

i9-13900K 5.9GHz + 4.6GHz | ExtremePlayer

Breaking the 6.0GHz barrier, the i9-13900KF’s score is bumped to 994.5 points in CPU-Z. On disabling the efficient cores, the score might have surpassed 1000+ points.

i9-13900K 6.1GHz + 4.7GHz | ExtremePlayer

This wasn’t enough, and ExtremePlayer had to push through the limits. At an extremely high voltage of 1.54V, the performance cores jumped up to a massive 6.2GHz. This led to the 13900KF breaching the 1000 barrier with 1011 points.

i9-13900KF 6.2GHz + 4.7GHz  | ExtremePlayer

What if we overclock the efficient cores much higher than before? To fulfill our desires, the 13900KF was pushed to its limits granting a ground-breaking 19550.5 points in CPU-Z multi core testing. 

i9-13900K 6.1GHz + 5.1GHz | ExtremePlayer

Of course, I can just throw numbers here and there. But fear not, I have compiled ‘relative performance benchmarks’ for accurate comparisons.

As shown by the charts, the 13900KF today broke all previous records despite being clocked slightly lower. 

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake MT Test Updated | ExtremePlayer

The single core test remains consistent across nearly all CPUs with the previous 13900K still in lead.

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake ST Test Updated | ExtremePlayer

The CPU-Z tests are as below:

Raptor Lake CPUZ Updated (ST NEW) | ExtremePlayer
Raptor Lake CPUZ Updated (MT New) | ExtremePlayer

2) i7-13700K

Moving on to the i7 from Raptor Lake, we see the performance and efficient cores being clocked at a respectable 5.8GHz and 4.7GHz respectively. This puts the i7-13700K faster than the i9-12900K in multi-core testing as it scores 33948 points.

i7-13700K 5.8GHz + 4.7GHz | ExtremePlayer

Previously, the i7-13700K was heavily overclocked to 6.18GHz and it was seen reaching new heights. However, this new image from ExtremePlayer seems awfully similar to our leaked one from a few weeks ago. Could it be that nearly all these leaks come from the same party? Possibly. 

Staying on topic, such high clocks put our i7 at the top of the list losing to the 13900KF by just 1 point. 

i7-13700K 6.18GHz + 4.2GHz | ExtremePlayer

3) i5-13600K

In Cinebench R23, being clocked at 5.3GHz (P/E clock speed unknown), the i5-13600K obtains around 24581 points. 

i5-13600K 5.3GHz | ExtremePlayer

A final analysis

All these benchmarks really do mean quite a lot for Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake CPUs. Despite lacking microarchitectural changes, team blue really did do their homework. We’ll have to see how Zen4 fares against these numbers on the 29th of August, 2022.

Long story short, this final comparative chart puts to show how major of an upgrade Raptor Lake is.

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



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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