Intel's Core i9-13900K already outperforms its predecessor in performance

A few hours ago we talked about Meteor Lake, but we will not see this family of processors until next year. The most powerful CPU Intel will release this year will be the Core i9-13900K , and while it’s still a few months away from its release, engineering samples are already available. This has allowed the pertinent performance tests to be carried out. What performance can we expect from the most powerful of the Intel Core 13?

Intel's Core i9-13900K already outperforms its predecessor

The information we have about processors with Raptor Lake architecture is really scarce months after its launch. What we know is that it is compatible with the same socket as the current Intel Core 12, so it can be installed on the 600 series boards. However, it will include a series of changes in its architecture that will increase its overall performance. . For example, we have the fact that the number of E-Cores will increase from 8 to 16 cores and they will come with improvements such as bringing double the L2 cache , both for E-Cores and P-Cores. In addition, since the number of total cores increases from 16 to 24 , consequently the size of the L3 cache is also larger, as the number of clients increases.

This is the performance of the Intel Core i9-13900K

We must clarify before giving the data that we are facing an engineering sample and, therefore, before a previous prototype at a lower speed prior to the model that we will be able to see in stores in a few months. The usual thing is that there is a performance improvement in these cases in the final version of the chip. Although this already points to ways that have been seen in a series of benchmarks carried out under SiSoft Sandra where its performance has been seen compared to other CPUs that are already on the market.

SiSoft Sandra makes use of the classic Whetstone and Dhrystone benchmarks to measure the performance of ALUs that operate with a single operand. Although we cannot know which of the cores has been put to the test in this case, we can see an increase in performance compared to the i9-12900. With results that are 33% and 50% higher in this type of instructions. Which is highlighted by the fact that the i9-13900K engineering sample runs at a lower clock speed than the i9-12900. Another change is the elimination of support for AVX-512 in the P-Cores , but the addition of AVX2 instructions in the E-Cores , which gives a plus in performance between 8% and 10% per hour to execute SIMD instructions.

Where we will also see an improvement will be in an integrated memory controller, since it will support DDR5-5600 without overclocking in RAM. Architectural optimizations are generally expected to give us double-digit outperformance. Will Intel be able to answer the most powerful AMD Ryzen 7000 with its Core i9-13900K? In any case, we still need to know more about this processor.