Intel’s upcoming Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake flagship CPU was the fastest single-threaded chip in the PassMark benchmark ranking.

The Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K CPU outperforms all processors in PassMark’s single-threaded benchmark.

The Intel Core i9-13900K is the flagship Raptor Lake CPU, with 24 cores and 32 threads in a configuration of 8 P-Core (Raptor Cove) and 16 E-Core (Gracemont V2). The CPU is configured at a base clock of 3.0 GHz, a single-core boost clock of 5.8 GHz (1-2 cores) and an all-core boost clock of 5.5 GHz (all 8 P cores). The CPU has 68MB of integrated cache and a 125W PL1 rating of up to 250W. The CPU can also consume up to 350W when using “Unlimited Power Mode”. which we have discussed in detail here.

  • Core i9-13900K 8+16 (24/32) – 3.0 / 5.8 GHz – 66 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 253W (PL2)
  • Core i9-12900K 8+8 (16/24) – 3.2 / 5.2 GHz – 30 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 241W (PL2)

The significant increase in frequency that comes with Intel 13th Generation Core Raptor Lake CPUs has been previously tested through various benchmarks. However, recently PassMark for example, the single-threaded performance of the Core i9-13900K is tested, and the processor scores 4833 points, 9.5% higher than the previous Alder Lake processors.

Intel Core i9-13900K in PassMark single thread ranking, Image source: PassMark via TUM_APISAK

In the multi-threaded test, the Intel Core i9-13900K processor scores 54433 points, which is 19% higher than AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X processor in the same tests. However, AMD’s newest Ryzen 7000 series processors are missing from PassMark’s test, even with AMD’s next-gen CPUs released before Intel and their Raptor Lake series.

Intel Core i9-13900K PassMark multi-year score, Image source: PassMark via TUM_APISAK

The ratings in the first image contain results not only for the Intel Core i9-13900K processor, but also for the i7-13700, i5-13500 or i5-13400 CPUs. The Intel Raptor Lake CPUs It is expected to be announced at the Innovation event next week, followed by an official launch in October.

News sources: PassMark,

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