The new Intel Core i9 13900K is 15% faster than the old i9 12th gen CPU and is also challenging tough competition with AMD 7950X CPU.
The Intel Core i9 13900K processor is a new chip that comes under Intel’s Raptor Series of Processors. These are Intel 13th Generation Chips, with a market price of $589, which attracts a wide range of buyers looking to build a PC with the latest generation hardware. Apart from the Intel Core 13900K, the company also released the Core i7 13700K and the Core i5 13600K chips, which we are reviewing in a different article.
After deploying to the PC gaming market, the newest top intel i9 13th gen is getting the tag of the latest and fastest CPU in the world. A new structure and electronics hardware provides at least 15% and 41% more performance in single-threaded and multi-threaded, respectively than the old fastest Core i9 12900K CPU. This fully unlocked CPU does not come with any CPU cooler.
This new CPU now comes with 24 cores and 32 threads, making it very power-hungry. Intel has combined this CPU with eight performance cores and 16 efficient cores. The impressive thing is that this 13th Gen new DDR5-based CPU still supports the old DDR4 technology for which your old-gen hardware can still be supported and compatible with this new CPU.
Before any delay, check out the all-new Intel Core i9 13900K CPU Performance.
Intel Core i9 13900K – Specs
Here are the new 13th gen Intel Core i9 13900K CPU specifications.
|Integrated Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 770|
|Boost Frequency||5.4 GHz|
|DDR4/DDR5||3200 MT/s and 5600 MT/s|
|Motherboard||Z690 and Z790|
|PCIe Express||Gen 5|
Intel Core i9 13900K – Price and Availability
Intel Core i9 13900K CPU is available in the worldwide electronics market and all major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of $589. But the price of this CPU may vary from one country to another.
Intel 13th Gen i9 13900k – Test Setup
|Processor||Intel Core i5-13900K CPU|
|Graphics Processor||RTX 4090 Graphics Card|
|Motherboard||ASUS Z790 Maximus Hero|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB RGB DDR5 6000 MHz|
|Storage||2 TB SAMSUNG EVO M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Power Supply||EVGA 1600W 80+ Gold Fully Modular|
|CPU Cooler||Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 mm|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro 64bit|
Intel Core i9 13900K – Performance Benchmark
We ran some benchmarking software to observe the actual power of this CPU. Here are the details of it.
|Software Name||Intel Core i9 13900K|
|Geekbench 5 single thread||2002|
|Geekbench 5 multi-thread||24207|
|Cinebench R23 single thread||2169|
|Cinebench R23 multi-thread||38704|
|Blender Fishly Cat||00:12.96|
|Pugetbench for premiere pro||1227|
|Pugetbench for photoshop||1517|
|3DMark time spy CPU||19205|
|7-zip file manager||177706|
|Blender open data||381|
|Corona 1.3 benchmark||36|
|Adobe After Effects 2022||1429|
|Chromium Code Compile||2864|
Intel Core i9 13900K CPU – Gaming Benchmark
We ran some high graphics modern-gen games on it by keeping the game settings on ultra-high settings. Here are the outcomes of it.
|Game Name||Core i9 13900K|
|PUBG||408 fps avg|
|Forza Horizon 5||311 fps avg|
|Witcher 3||277 fps avg|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||212 fps avg|
|Marvel’s Spiderman||151 fps avg|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||127 fps avg|
|Cyberpunk 2077||175 fps avg|
|God of War||322 fps avg|
|Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord||337 fps avg|
|F1 2022||380 fps avg|
|Far Cry 6||144 fps avg|
|Fortnite||433 fps avg|
Core i9 13900K – Is it better than the latest-gen AMD 7950X CPU?
With the launching of Intel’s Core i9 12900K, AMD also has released its 1st DDR5-support CPU 7950X model. We experimented based on a gaming benchmark battle to see which was better. We also ran the same games on AMD and kept the same hardware system. Here are the outcomes and comparison list.
|Game Name vs CPU||Core i9 13900K||AMD 7950X|
|PUBG||408 fps avg||391 fps avg|
|Forza Horizon 5||311 fps avg||294 fps avg|
|Witcher 3||277 fps avg||257 fps avg|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||212 fps avg||198 fps avg|
|Marvel’s Spiderman||151 fps avg||135 fps avg|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||127 fps avg||115 fps avg|
|Cyberpunk 2077||175 fps avg||157 fps avg|
|God of War||322 fps avg||300 fps avg|
|Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord||337 fps avg||306 fps avg|
|F1 2022||380 fps avg||366 fps avg|
|Far Cry 6||144 fps avg||119 fps avg|
|Fortnite||433 fps avg||411 fps avg|
Core i9 13900K CPU Final Verdict
The above gaming benchmark list shows that this Core i9 13900K provides at least 20+ fps in games when tested with the same games and hardware. The highest fps it has offered to the Fortnite game with an avg of 433 fps which we were expecting from the Witcher 3 game.
Although this, Intel’s new 13th gen CPU has some insane power draw habits which might lead you to a massive amount of electricity bill in case of daily long hours of gaming. Also, the cost of this CPU is very high. We give a green signal for this beast if you can purchase and handle it.
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Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.