Long before the announcement of the 13th generation of Intel processors, the first test results of the Core i9-13900 model in various benchmarks appeared on the network. Despite the status of a prototype, the novelty outperformed the current flagship of the company – moreover, in some cases with an impressive advantage.
The tested engineering sample of the CPU has 8 productive and 16 energy efficient cores (32 execution threads in total). The chip, which received 68 MB of “game” cache, worked at a clock speed reduced to 3.7 GHz (it is expected that the production model will be able to overclock to 5.5 GHz). Judging by the test results , the processor showed a 50% performance increase compared to the Intel Core i9-12900 in Whetstone FP32 tests, and a twofold increase in FP64.
However, the source notes that in SIMD-type loads, the advantage of the chip turned out to be not so significant – on average, from 5 to 8% in favor of the 13th generation. In addition, due to the lack of support for AVX-512 instructions, the processor lost even to the Core i9-11900K in some disciplines. It is worth remembering that due to the “cut” frequency, the CPU obviously did not demonstrate all its capabilities.
The release of the Intel Raptor Lake processor family is expected at the end of this year. The chipmaker himself did not comment on the appearance of the test results of the unannounced processor on the network.