The Intel Core i9-13900 is one of the most anticipated processors by enthusiasts. While it’s been known that the Raptor Lake series will be just a solid revamp of the Alder Lake architecture last year, the additional “small” cores and increased cache capacity may contribute to a noticeable performance increase. Although a few months have passed since the premiere, the early version of this chip, marked Q0D8, has already been tested for the first time.

Given the unstable Raptor Lake timings and other negative factors, the results are very promising.

Intel Core i9-13900 - The engineering version of the processor was tested for the first time.  The advantage over the predecessor is already visible [1]

Intel Core i9-13900 – Our first performance results. You can see significant increases in relation to Lake Alder

Although the screenshot does not directly tell us that we are dealing with a Core i9-13900 model, the cores in the 8P + 16E configuration clearly tell us that this is a high-quality processor. Interestingly, despite the potentially powerful specifications, the TDP of the chip is only 65W, however, it is clear that this is an early version of Raptor Lake, as indicated not only by incomplete data, but also by its clock speed Relatively low as 3.8GHz. For example, the i9-12900, its direct predecessor, is accelerated to 5.1 GHz.

Intel Rocket Lake Intel Alder Lake Intel Raptor Lake
series 11 generation korean basic twelfth generation basic thirteenth generation
lithography 14 nm 10 nm / Intel 7 10 nm+/Intel 7+
number of cores 8 16 (8P + 8E) 24 (8P + 16E)
L2 . cache Up to 4 MB Up to 14 MB Up to 32MB
L3 cache Up to 16 MB Up to 30 MB up to 36 MB
memory DDR4 DDR4 / DDR5 DDR4 / DDR5
understand LGA 1200 LGA 1700 LGA 1700
AVX512 . Support yes Depending on the processor review and other factors no
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P-Core and E-Core performance testing on an Intel Core i9-12900K processor with DDR5 Patriot Viper Venom memory

Expreview service tested the discussed processor on the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 EXTREME motherboard with 32GB DDR5-5200 memory. It was mentioned that the motherboard BIOS is not optimized for this CPU, although everything seems to be working fine. As can be seen from the results of the Cinebench R20 and R23, in terms of single-threaded performance, the Core i9-13900 ES chip loses to the i9-12900K about 10%, but is 25% faster in multi-threaded tests. Given the unstable Raptor Lake timings and other negative factors, the results are very promising. Expreview also checked the chip for performance in games, but here Alder Lake’s flagship performed better in almost every title. For more details, we refer you to the same source (click).

Intel Core i9-13900 - The engineering version of the processor was tested for the first time.  The advantage over the predecessor is already visible [5]

Intel Core i9-13900 - The engineering version of the processor was tested for the first time.  The advantage over the predecessor is already visible [4]

Intel Core i9-13900 - The engineering version of the processor was tested for the first time.  The advantage over the predecessor is already visible [2]

Intel Core i9-13900 - The engineering version of the processor was tested for the first time.  The advantage over the predecessor is already visible [3]

Source: Expreview and VideoCardz