Back at the end of June, an engineering sample of Intel’s Core i9-13900K allegedly went up for grabs on the Chinese black market. More recently, a specs sheet of said top-tier Raptor Lake CPU seemingly appeared on the Geekbench depository, complete with some details about it.
At the time of this publication, the Geekbench entry of the alleged 13900K has since been removed by the site itself, citing validation concerns about the CPU’s performances in its benchmarks, but not before screenshots of its scores and system information were so vigilantly captured for our benefit. For that matter, the 13900K reportedly scored 2133 points on the single-core test and 23701 points on the multi-core test.
[GB5 CPU] Unknown CPU
CPU: Intel Core i9-13900K (24C 32T)
Min/Max/Avg: 5389/5704/5495 MHz
Codename: Raptor Lake
CPUID: B0671 (GenuineIntel)
Scores, vs AMD 5800X
Single: 2133, +23.4%
Multi: 23701, +120.6%https://t.co/hZKIFAUfvW
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) July 11, 2022
According to Geekbench’s explanation on Twitter, the benchmark site reasons that, while testing the 13900K, the results produced by the CPU were flagged as invalid because the timers in the dual testing were not in agreement. As such, the site simply flagged it off as inaccurate.
As for the specifications of the 13900K, We can see that the Raptor Lake CPU was tested through an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme motherboard, reaffirming the fact that Intel is keeping to its word that its current 600 series motherboards will indeed be compatible with all 13th generation Intel processors. Well, that and the fact that ASUS’ recent BIOS update release for “next-generation Intel processors” is already live.
Getting back on point, the 13900K is shown to have 24-Cores, of which eight of them are P-Cores and the remaining 16 are E-Cores, bringing the total number of threads up to 32. Moreover, the base clock of the CPU is listed at 3GHz, while its maximum boost or Turbo clock, in this case, is set at 5.5GHz. Additionally, the CPU was tested with 32GB of DDR5 RAM that, surprisingly, was only running at 3200MHz. It’s surprising because the average clockspeeds of DDR5 RAM at launch has been 4800MHz.
Intel is expected to officially announce its Raptor Lake CPU lineup in October later this year but to date, the chipmaker still hasn’t provided any specifics. As such, it would be best to treat this rumour with the usual amount of skepticism until such date is confirmed.
(Source: Geekbench via Videocardz)