Intel Raptor Lake is already 20% faster than Elder Lake in leaked benchmarks
A newly leaked benchmark may reveal that the Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K can be up to 20% faster than the Elder Lake Core i9-12900K in multi-threading.
This benchmark leak, which comes from expressview and reported by wccftechThe i9-13900K was reportedly revealed just after it was spotted in the wild 24 core (8+16) and 32 threads. The clock speed is stated at 3.8 GHz (P-core) max boost, while the E-core was split with two clusters running at 2.8 GHz and the other two clusters running at 1.0 GHz.
This means that the reported speed is inconsistent, as it is assumed to be an Engineering Sample (ES), and it is estimated that the final speed may be as high as 6 GHz. It is also said that it has 32 MB of L2 cache, which together with the L3 cache gives us a total of 68 MB, which is called “game cache”. With these combined increases in cache and clock speed, the Raptor Lake should perform well in gaming.
Both the i9-13900K and i9-12900K were tested using the Z690 platform with a pair of G.Skill DDR5-5200 memory and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card. And in clock speed tests, Raptor Lake easily beat Elder Lake by a 20% margin.
According to the same leak, Raptor Lake performs worse than Elder Lake in the single-core test because the latter has an optimized BIOS and a higher TDP limit. And as said before, the former is an ES so its current clock speed is unstable. In gaming benchmarks, Raptor Lake seems on par with Elder Lake, but as mentioned earlier, if these leaked specs hold true then Raptor Lake should be doing even better at launch.
Analysis: Can AMD hope to compete?
Despite the limited information we have from Team Green’s upcoming Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K CPU, it looks like Team Red is preparing for Its own rumored September launch of AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs a month before a possible October launch for Raptor Lake.
And while AMD still has an advantage due to its more efficient CPUs, versus the more power-hungry Intel ones, the latter appears to be rare if a big clock speed boost. Rumors up to 6 GHz are true.
New Raptor Lake Architecture Rumors to reduce power consumption Up to 20% to 25% of CPU usage using DLVR (Digital Linear Voltage Regulator), which will take the wind out of AMD’s sails. We’ll just have to wait and see how much the Ryzen 7000 can compete with its new architecture (Zen 4, built on TSMC 5nm) and launch time with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support.