Intel Core i9-13900K “Raptor Lake” CPU Under Test

EJ Hardware has released new videos where they tested Intel’s Core i9-13900K CPU, which is apparently a technical example. The SPEC codes and the marking are hidden on this monster, so it’s hard to tell how recent this monster might be and whether it’s the ES1, ES2, or the QS. As we approach launch, there’s a good chance it’s either the ES2 or the QS.

MSI Z690 GODLIKE motherboards were used to test the CPU compared to the Core i9-12900K CPU. The system comes with Colorful Gamer RGB DDR5-4800 and GeForce RTX 3090 GPU. EJ Hardware has used the Phanteks Glacier One 360 ​​MP solution that comes with the Asetek AIO cooler. This mini-review mainly focuses on comparing the 16-core i9-12900K Alder Lake and the 24-core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPUs.

In AIDA64, with a frequency of 4.9GHz for performance cores, the i9-13900K stays much cooler compared to the i9-12900K. The Aldermeer reaches a TDP of 280W and a temperature of 86°C, which means that it requires more power than the Raptormeer and also runs at a higher temperature. It is important to note that the i9-12900K example being tested here is the same one with the AVX512 introduction still enabled.

Interestingly, if both samples are clocked at the same 5.2GHz speeds, the Alder Lake will eventually require more power. The temperature of Raptor Lake remains 10 degrees lower.

One thing is for sure, this one is not optimized for gaming. Some titles tested at 1080p resolution show that the Raptor Lake has stayed faster in some cases, but slower in others. Even with the Performance cores unlocked to 5.5GHz, the CPU will still perform slower.

Watch the video below…

Via Videocardz

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