Intel Core i9-13900K Stock Tested, 55% Faster than the i9-12900K

Many benchmarks surrounding the next-generation Raptor Lake processors have leaked in the past week, although most of them come from CPU-Z. Today, we’ve got our hands on a Geekbench benchmark of Intel’s upcoming flagship i9-13900K CPU, which gives us even more insight into the SKU’s final, retail performance.

The test bench here features an ASRock Z690 Taichi motherboard paired with 32GB of DDR5 RAM. The CPU , of course, used is Intel’s upcoming i9-13900K powered by 24 cores (8p + 16e) / 32 threads. The base clock is in the ~3.0GHz range, which can be boosted to a standard boost of 5.5GHz.

Geekbench 5 Benchmark of the stock i9-13900K

Moreover, A benchmark of the frequencies was also conducted showing the i9-13900K maintaining a relatively high boost clock in the ~5.7GHz range. Previous leaks suggest 5.8GHz as the maximum boost clock for these CPUs. AMD’s R9 7950X can be boosted across all 16 cores to a massive 5.1GHz.

Frequency benchmarks of the i9-13900K

Now, let’s take a look at the performance metrics. The i9-13900K scores an impressive 2212 points in single-core testing (at stock) and 25497 points in the multi-core test.

Geekbench benchmark of Intel’s i9-13900K


These numbers show impressive results, but all our previous benchmarks were taken in CPU-Z, so a relative performance comparison will not be fair. 

Benchmark comparisons

As you can see, the i9-13900K takes the lead against all other CPUs in the single core department, at just stock speed. Impressive! With 6GHz+, expect new world records as shown in our CPU-Z tests.

Geekbench5 Benchmark of Raptor Lake Single Core

The multi core tests are where the i9 shines. The CPU-Z tests always had a few cores/threads disabled which didn’t allow us to take comparable and accurate readings. The i9 crushes every other CPU in the multi-core department thanks to the little efficient cores. Has team blue usurped AMD’s multi-tasking throne?

Geekbench5 Benchmark of Raptor Lake Multi Core

Now, to unveil the power that Raptor Lake beholds, Intel’s i9-13900K is 11% faster than its predecessor in single core tests. Don’t let that 11% fool you, because even such a small difference can drastically increase your FPS in e-sports titles which are often CPU bound. Against the R9 5950X, the lead increases to a massive 31%.

Geekbench5 Benchmark of Raptor Lake Single Core (Reference against i9-12900K)

Moving on to where our Raptor Lake king eats away everything. The multi-core testing sees the i9 reach new heights as it is 50% faster than AMD’s best offerings (Up till 15th of September, 2022). That’s insane! And to think these are just the stock speeds make the whole thing even more impressive.

Geekbench5 Benchmark of Raptor Lake Multi Core (Reference against i9-12900K)

Intel sure is promising quite a lot with these leaks. AMD so far has not leaked much regarding Zen4. Will it be under delivering? Well, that is yet to be seen. However, Intel seems really confident this time. The CPU-Z benchmarks are as follows (Do note, liquid nitrogen cooling wasn’t used)

Why not boost it more?

Your wishes have been fulfilled! Another benchmark of the i9-13900K on Geekbench recently showed up, although this time the standard boost clocks were at 5.7GHz instead of the previous 5.5GHz. The numbers are jaw dropping.

The test bench features the same ASRock Z690 Taichi motherboard with 32GB of DDR5 memory. Let’s get straight to the score then!

Geekbench benchmark of Intel’s i9-13900K (Higher stand boost clocks)

The single core tests are a massive 100 points higher than last time. To put this into perspective, I have updated the relative performance charts.

Geekbench5 Benchmark of Raptor Lake Single Core (Reference against i9-12900K) Updated

So, after being boosted to a higher clock speed, the i9 becomes over 50% faster than the Alder lake king. Incredible! 

Geekbench5 Benchmark of Raptor Lake Multi Core (Reference against i9-12900K) Updated


CinebenchR23 added to the twist

APISAK on Twitter shared a leaked benchmark of the i9-13900K in CinebenchR23. The CPU clocks are currently unknown, however, it crushes every other CPU (including the R9 7950X) in multi-core testing. 

Hassan Mujtaba in a reply added that these single-core results correspond to the previous tests that were conducted at 5.5GHz across all cores. 

A quick look at nanoreview shows us the CinbenchR23 benchmarks of all CPUs to this date (also includes leaked CPUs). To our surprise, the R9 7950X is present there and taking over Intel’s i9-13900K (Old test). The newer test gives the lead back to Intel. More Charts Incoming 

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake ST Test

Here, Intel nearly breaches into the 40,000 territory with its i9-13900K scoring a mind boggling 39086 points. A while back, anything above 35,000 points with liquid nitrogen cooling was considered as a world record. These new CPUs can do much more without breaking a sweat.

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake MT Test

The relative performance tests speak for themself. The new i9 test is over 15% faster than the i9-12900K in single core testing which is in line with our previous Geekbench test. Do note, they are not directly comparable although relative performance (percentage based) opens room to draw some comparisons.

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

The i9 in multi core testing takes a massive 44% lead over its Alder Lake counterpart, leaving Zen4 in the dust. If we take these benchmarks without a grain of salt (See what I did there?) then the Gracemont cores have done wonders for Intel. 

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

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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