The Intel / AMD war is reaching incredible heights, where consumers are the only beneficiaries. Today we have data from the 13th Gen of Intel and the data is surprising, will it be the generation that overtakes AMD?
We have been seeing leaks of the new generation of Intel for weeks, despite the fact that we have only been with the 12th Gen for a few months. The arrival of the P-Cores and the E-Cores have meant a vital architecture change for the American company.
Well, since this wheel is one that never stops, now we have data on how the next generation of Intel, the 13th Gen, also known as Raptor Lake, performs.
New Leaked Engineering Sample Shows Significant Minimum FPS Increases in Gaming Compared to 12th Gen i9-12900K. If the current generation is good, the next one promises to be even better.
Extreme Player, a renowned tech blogger, has published a comprehensive review of gaming performance. an engineering sample of the i9-13900K covering eight games at three resolutions, compared to an i9-12900KF
Games include: CS:GO, Final Fantasy IX: Endwalker, PUBG, Forza Horizon 5, Far Cry 6, Red Dead Redemption 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, and the 3DMark synthetic benchmark. Both processors were tested with a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card and 32GB of 6400MHz DDR5 memory.
The i9-13900K shows a performance advantage ranging from 1%11.65% minimum FPS gain at 4K; 21.8 4% increase at 1440px, and 27.99% increase at 1080px CPU-intensive testing.
This is explained not only by the higher performance per core of the P and E cores, but also by the addition of 8 more E cores. Although the same “Gracemont” E cores are used in Raptor Lake, the size of the L2 cache per cluster of E cores has been doubled.
The second graph shows the highlights of the tests averaging 11.65% minimum FPS gain at 4K; 21.8 4% increase at 1440px, and 27.99% increase at 1080px.
A big caveat with all of these tests is the CPU clock speeds. Engineering samples do not usually come with the clock speeds of retail processorstherefore they do not correctly reflect the final product.
In these tests, the i9-13900K was set to a maximum P core clock speed of 5.5 GHz for all cores. The i9-12900KF tops out at 5.20 GHz for the P cores, but runs at 4.90 GHz when all cores are working at once.
The i9-13900K was also subjected to power consumption tests, in which it registered a significant power peak compared to the i9-12900KF. The Intel 13th consumes much more.
Intel is preparing to launch its 13th generation “Raptor Lake” family of Core processors in the second half of 2022. This period could also see rival AMD introduce its Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” processors.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism