Another Intel Raptor Lake CPU has surfaced online and appears to be slightly faster than an AMD Threadripper 2970WX. The Core i9-13900K engineering sample in question could replace the Alder Lake Core i9-12900KF as the fastest single-core processor, but it also apparently packs a multi-threaded punch.
Seen by Tum_apisakr, Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K sample scores are now available via CPU-Z. The next-generation chip scored 846 points in single-threaded tests and 13,054 points in multi-threaded tests, making it theoretically 15% faster than the 12900KF and 10% faster than an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.
As mentioned above, the high-end Raptor Lake CPU is faster than the AMD Threadripper 2970WX, but only by 2% (via Videocardz). However, this could help Intel in its quest for the ultimate gaming CPU crown and raise the gaming PC performance bar even higher.
An improved successor to Intel Alder Lake
Intel Raptor Lake CPUs are expected to arrive later this year, and they’ll find themselves on the battlefield with shiny new AMD Ryzen 7000 chips. Leaks of engineering samples for Intel’s next chip battalion suggest a substantial upgrade. compared to current generation Alder Lake contenders, as SKUs like the Core i9 13900 are reportedly 20% faster than the 12900K.
Team Blue’s future within the CPU scene looks bright, but it’s off to a rocky start with its foray into the GPU market. Intel Arc graphics cards like the A380 are still exclusively available in China, and it looks like the range won’t hold up against the upcoming RTX 4000 and AMD RDNA 3 competitors.