First test on an Intel Core i9-13900 ES Raptor Lake

We will have to wait until Raptor Lake, the thirteenth generation of Intel Core hits the market, which will mean the consolidation of the hybrid architecture, as well as new brands in terms of performance, partly due to the addition of more cores, but also due to their own novelties, following the great changes introduced by Alder Lake in relation to the architecture of Intel silicon.

Jun 24, 2022 - 18:30
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First test on an Intel Core i9-13900 ES Raptor Lake

According to reports thus far, the top of the Raptor Lake line, the projected Intel Core i9-13900K, would include a massive 24 cores, eight of performance and 16 of efficiency, with no fewer than 32 threads. The efficiency ones are intended to be similar, perhaps with some tuning, to those of Alder Lake, while the performance ones, currently labeled as Raptor Cove, are projected to be a generational leap.

If you are one of the people who are waiting for news about the thirteenth generation of Intel Core, we have good news for you: Expreview has obtained a preview version of the future top-of-the-range Raptor Lake, identified as Intel Core i9-13900 ES (Early Sample), and has subjected it to a battery of tests that anticipate what we can expect, although we must take this data with certain reservations because the performance of the 1st generation is quite likely to be lower.

Source: Expreview

With this tab, we can confirm that Raptor Lake's top model will include the aforementioned 24 cores (8/16) and 36 MB of cache memory. Looking at core speeds, we have performance cores ranging from 1.4GHz to 3.8GHz, while one group of efficiency cores runs at 1.0 gigahertz and the other at 2.0 gigahertz, a slightly unusual figure that reminds us that we are discussing a previous sample, not a final model.

But first, let's look at the performance differential between an Intel Core i9-12900K and this sample of Raptor Lake's future top-of-the-line, the i9-13900. The most startling evidence is revealed when proving that Alder Lake would outperform Raptor Lake by 10% in single-wire performance.

Raptor Lake would be able to provide 20% better performance than Alder Lake, which corresponds to the increase in total cores. However, as previously stated, the ultimate frequency of the cores, particularly the Raptor Cove, is likely to be greater than what we can observe in this sample.

Raptor Lake is a key generation to see if Intel is capable of regaining its traditional supremacy in terms of performance, with an AMD that has already demonstrated that it is capable of offering top-of-the-line performance capable of fiercely competing with Intel, although we can be clear that AMD, with the Ryzen 7000, will not make it easy for you. And we, the consumers, are the winners in this competition. And with Raptor Lake, Ryzen 7000, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40, and AMD Radeon RX 7000, we're in for an interesting fall and winter.

Post by - Bryan C.