Intel Raptor Lake Could Be Up To 20 Percent Faster Than Alder Lake CPUs

Intel’s upcoming Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU could be up to 20 percent faster than the current top-of-the-line Core i9-12900K Alder Lake chip.

Intel‘s upcoming Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU could be up to 20 percent faster than its current top-of-the-line Core i9-12900K Alder Lake processor. Earlier this year, Intel confirmed that its 13th-gen Core processors will release in the second half of this year. The processors are expected to retain Intel’s hybrid architecture with the top-end chip set to ship with eight performance cores and sixteen efficiency cores.

Intel also said that the new chips would offer a double-digit performance improvement over their predecessors. While there was no official performance benchmarks or indicators offered by the company, the latest developments now seem to suggest that Intel may have been correct in its assessment. Meanwhile, AMD also claimed that its top-end Ryzen 7000 CPU would be 31 percent faster than the Core i9-12900K, but didn’t provide any benchmarks to back the claim up.

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Intel’s next-gen flagship Core i9-13900K could be anything between 15 and 20 percent faster than the current Alder Lake flagship, the Core i9-12900K. The information comes from two sources following the listing of the upcoming chip in two different benchmarks. First off, tipster @OneRaichu claimed that the i9-13900K can score more than 2,300 points on the Geekbench 5 benchmark, which would be around 15 percent higher than the 2,000-odd that the Core i9-12900K Alder Lake CPU can muster. As for AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X, the best it could do is around 1,700 points, which would suggest that Intel’s new chip could be at least around 35 percent faster than the top Zen 3 chip in the market. Much of the increased performance, of course, can be attributed to the Core i9-13900K’s additional cores, threads, cache, and higher clock speed than its predecessor.

Up To 20% Faster Than Core I9-12900K?

The yet-to-be released Raptor Lake flagship also seemingly made a trip to UserBenchmark, and as spotted by tipster @Tum_Apisak, the CPU turned out to be 20 percent faster than its predecessor on this scale. The benchmark also suggested that the test system was fitted with Intel’s Arc Alchemist A770 graphics card, but it was probably a mistake, given that the card in the benchmark only had 1GB of memory and performed much below expectations.

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As for the flagship Raptor Lake chip, the dual benchmark listings would suggest that it will offer a significant performance boost over its predecessor. That said, synthetic benchmarks very often don’t tell the full story, so it will be interesting to see how these scores translate into real-world performance. Still, despite the statutory caution surrounding synthetic benchmarks, Raptor Lake looks to be a solid upgrade over its predecessor, and one that could well help Intel put one over AMD’s upcoming Raphael desktop processors.

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