Average Bench: 129% (2nd of 1369)

Based on 3,675 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000B0671 Model: 13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-13900K

Intel’s 13th gen. Raptor Lake CPUs offer around 10% faster gaming and 45% faster multi-core performance than their predecessors. The new CPUs are backwards compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New gaming builders need look no further than the 13600K. The 13600K beats AMD’s flagship 7950X in gaming and almost matches the 7900X in multi-core performance. Extreme workstation users may find value in the 13700K or 13900K. PC builders looking for the best possible value should wait until early 2023 when Intel will launch their mid-tier CPUs (13100F, 13400F etc.). Although Ryzen 7000 has weaker multi-core, weaker single-core, higher platform costs and higher unit prices AMD have a 3D joker up their sleeve (7800X3D est. 2023). Via “advanced marketing” on youtube, forums, reddit, and twitter AMD will demonstrate that their upcoming CPU is the “best in the world” and offer “proof” by way of a small handful of obscure workloads. Games that few people play e.g. (Factorio, SOTTR) will be cherry picked, video footage of the gameplay/settings won’t be provided and frame drops will be conveniently ignored. This playbook has easily outsold Intel in recent years but with every overhyped release, consumers continue to lose trust in AMD. Based on the volume of social media/press coverage, you would never guess that the combined market share for all of AMD’s Radeon 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers is just 2.12% (Steam stats). Meanwhile Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for a whopping 5.03%. Largely thanks to marketing incompetence, Intel is existentially motivated to deliver material annual performance improvements. Consumers can look forward to Meteor Lake (14th gen) in less than a years time. [Oct '22 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-13900K averaged 28.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-13900K near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 4,229Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 919Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-13900K is just 11%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-13900K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 84.9Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,745Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 3,675 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.6 Memory 84.9 94.3
226 1-Core 232 243
449 2-Core 460 474
133% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
882 4-Core 919 939
1,614 8-Core 1,745 1,847
159% 1,332 Pts
Min Avg Max
3,737 64-Core 4,229 4,406
262% 4,229 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 226
2-Core 456
133% 257 Pts
4-Core 915
8-Core 1776
160% 1,346 Pts
64-Core 4,263
264% 4,263 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 242
2-Core 462
136% 263 Pts
4-Core 924
8-Core 1819
162% 1,372 Pts
64-Core 4318
267% 4318 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 233
2-Core 460
132% 258 Pts
4-Core 917
8-Core 1,768
159% 1,343 Pts
64-Core 4081
253% 4081 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 186
69% 120 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 744
66% 557 Pts
64-Core 2,931
181% 2,931 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,262,875 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $590 @ launch in Oct '22
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Gaming 516%
Desktop 125%
Workstation 685%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $2,418

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yay! finally 13th gen i9!!!


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Interested to see how this scores after more samples


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