Intel’s supercharged model of its Raptor Lake flagship – a refreshed CPU resulting from land early in 2023 – is the topic of a brand new leaked benchmark, and it reveals a severely quick processor.
As Tom’s Hardware noticed, the Core i9-13900KS – be aware of the extra ‘S’ which differentiates this from the 13900Ok, as a restricted version variant – will increase to 6GHz out of the field, and now we’ve glimpsed its purported efficiency in a precise benchmark flagged by HXL on Twitter.
Earlier than we go any additional, the CPU-Z benchmark in query originates from the Chinese language discussion board Bilibili and there may be definitely the likelihood that the offered screenshot is faked. So we’d advise continuing with an extra warning than regular with this explicit rumour.
The outcomes proven for the pre-release pattern of the Core i9-13900KS are a single-threaded rating of 982 and 18,453 for multi-threaded. Presumably, these outcomes have been attained utilizing the ‘turbo mode’ for the Raptor Lake flagship refresh (which pulls 350W of energy, a moderately scary quantity).
As Tom highlights, that compares to 893 and 16,877 respectively (in an earlier leak) for the vanilla 13900Ok, and if we have a look at AMD’s new flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X, that hits 787 and 15,663.
Evaluation: A promising end result certainly, however, maintain your horses a sec
With a fast little bit of serviette maths, that places the 13900KS at one thing like 10% sooner for single-thread and 18% faster for multi-thread than the 13900Ok. That feels an excessive amount of a bounce to us, and certainly, there are some caveats right here.
Firstly, this can be a sparse leak, and all we are able to see is the naked outcomes, realizing nothing concerning the PC that the processor is in, or what’s cooling it. Additionally, keep in mind that this is only a single benchmark, and we must always by no means learn an excessive amount into one metric – CPU-Z can be removed from our first alternative on the subject of evaluating efficiency ranges. Plus we’ve seen sooner leaked outcomes for the 13900Ok elsewhere, so the hole doubtless gained be as massive as indicated right here.
All that mentioned, this contemporary leak – if actual – definitely factors to a storming efficiency when put up in opposition to the Ryzen 9 7950X (exhibiting the 13900KS as 25% and 18% sooner for single and multi-thread). And the 2 processors in all probability gained to be that far aside in worth, with the 13900KS perhaps being 5% to 10% dearer in all probability. (Though it’s attainable Intel might push tougher with pricing if the agency feels it may possibly get away with it within the case of a limited-edition CPU).
So on the high-end, Intel might have a winner right here doubtlessly – albeit with a unique worth to pay by way of that very excessive energy utilization when working at full tilt – however as we mentioned, we’ll want a
lot greater than a leaked CPU-Z end result to get the total image. And naturally on the subject of gaming, what many of us are ready for is AMD’s 3D V-cache toting Ryzen 7000 processors, with that modern tech having the potential to make a giant distinction.
Certainly, that is the rationale Intel has the 13900KS shaping as much as launch fairly early in 2023, by all accounts, as that’s when 3D V-cache is rumoured to show up (a CES reveal in January is considered the plan for Staff Pink). And crucially, hypothesis factors to there being a 7950X3D (in different phrases, a brand new flagship with 3D V-cache), which actually would make a splash on the top-end.
We’d additionally do nicely to not forget that the mid-range is the place the true battle of the next-gen CPUs will happen and that the likes of the 7950X and 13900Ok and KS are comparatively areas of interest propositions. In the midst of the pack, AMD’s 7700X is already on the market on cabinets and looking out severely tempting. As we famous in our assessment, that is an excellent CPU – with caveats on the improve price entrance, thoughts.