Intel’s 13th generation processors have apparently reached out to various companies for testing. A CPU-Z screenshot of an engineering sample Raptor Lake processor has appeared. In addition, various test results of the chip, which is stated to belong to the Core i9-13900 model, were shared.
The Core i9-13900 carries 16 efficiency cores alongside 8 performance cores. The maximum frequency rate seems to be 3.8 GHz, which is normal for engineering chips. In addition, various benchmarks were made with the current generation Core i9-12900K.
Both CPUs were paired with an unknown Z690 motherboard, 32GB of DDR5 5200MHz memory with unknown timings, and a GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition graphics card. The upcoming 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU is on average 20% faster than its predecessor, according to Expreview. However, the extra 8 efficiency cores may have made the difference at this point.
There is a 51% difference in the SiSoft Sandra double precision floating point test. In some multi-core tests, differences between 15% and 25% emerged. The 12th generation processor is ahead of around 10% in single-core tests with applications such as Pov-Ray and Cinebench. Since the engineering example is limited to the 13th generation processor 3.8 GHz frequency speed, we can consider it to be behind.