Intel’s 35W i9-13900T Beats the 125W i9-12900K

New 13th Gen T-series CPUs from Intel, including the Core i9-13900T with a 35W TDP, was just released. Given its tight power budget, the new processor performs well according to Geekbench 5 (via Benchleaks) benchmarks.

Let’s start with the technical details. The Intel Core i9-13900T is a variant of the Core i9-13900 series with a constrained TDP design. The T-series chip has a 35W TDP maximum, whereas the normal chips have 125W TDP on the unlocked and 65W TDP on the Non-K SKUs. The unlocked CPU has a maximum power budget of 253 Watts, the Non-K has a maximum power budget of 219 Watts, and the T-series chip has a maximum power budget of 106 Watts, which is less than half of that of its more powerful counterparts. 

Geekbench Results of the i9 13900T

With 24 cores, 8 P-cores, 16 E-cores, 32 threads, a base frequency of 1.10 GHz, a boosted rate of up to 5.30 GHz, and 68 MB of L2+L3 cache, the Intel Core i9-13900T keeps the same core arrangement. The CPU is also available for $549.00 US, which is a little cheaper. With 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and an ASUS TUF Gaming B660M-PLUS WIFI board, the CPU is now put to the test in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. 

The i9-13900T Shockingly Surpasses the i9-12900K at a Much Smaller TDP Rating

In the single-core test, the CPU received 2178 points, while in the multi-core test, it received 17339 points. The closest competitor, the Intel Core i9-12900K scored 1901 in single-core testing and 17272 in multi-core testing. This results in the Intel Core i9-13900T being up to 15% quicker in single-core and marginally faster in multi-threaded testing, which is amazing given that the Core i9-12900K also has a higher 125W base TDP and a higher 241W peak TDP rating.

This demonstrates the enormous efficiency that Intel’s 10nm ESF technology node and the new hybrid architecture bring, and we will also get to witness some comparable gains with the mobility portfolio, notably the 13th Gen HX components that will start shipping in enthusiast-grade gaming laptops in the coming months. Additionally, AMD unveiled its brand-new 65W Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPUs, which on their own have been demonstrating some incredible efficiency feats with the Zen 4 core architecture.


Muhammad Zuhair

Passionate about technology and gaming content, Zuhair focuses on analysing information and then presenting it to the audience.
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