An Intel Raptor Lake CPU with 6GHz clock speeds is on the cards for next year, but benchmarks for the chip are already popping up online. Figures suggest the souped-up 13th gen processor is 47% faster than an Alder Lake Core i9-12900KF, and it apparently outpaces the unlocked Core i9-13900K.
Spotted by 9550pro, the Intel Raptor Lake CPU leak provides CPU-Z results for the Core i9-13900KS – a best gaming CPU contender announced at yesterday’s Innovation event. According to the shared benchmarks, the chip achieved a single-core score of 982.5, while scoring 18453.4 in multi-core tests.
The Core i9-13900KS appears to be 4% faster than an unlocked Core i9-13900K, with the latter achieving a 945.3 single core score in previous benchmarks. It also beats the chip’s 16,877.1 multi-core stats, which works out at around 9% quicker (via Videocardz).
Of course, there’s a much wider gap to be found between the unreleased Raptor Lake SKU and Intel’s high-end Alder Lake. The Core i9-12900KF scores 825 and 11,322 in CPU-Z, meaning the newcomer could outpace the current flagship by 19% and 47% respectively.
It’s worth noting that the leak doesn’t include gaming PC setup details, or whether the chip is unlocked. Therefore, it’s best to take these early Core i9-13900KS benchmarks with a grain of salt. That said, the Raptor Lake latecomer will likely go head to head against the Ryzen 7000X3D, so it’ll need to pack a punch to win the crown.
Failing that, Intel will have to rely on 14th-gen processors to maintain a place at the top, but there’s a chance Meteor Lake won’t arrive until 2024. If the blue team’s Raptor Lake successor arrives late, it might lose ground to AMD Zen 4 opponents within the gaming CPU space.