Average Bench: 129% (7th of 1439)

Based on 49,132 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 compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New high-end 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. Gamers on a tight budget can save $40 USD with a 13600KF which is a 13600K without integrated graphics. 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 lose trust in AMD. Based on 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 28.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Speed 4,164Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 918Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-13900K is just 11.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-13900K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 85.1Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,739Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.6 Memory 85.1 94.9
225 1-Core 232 243
449 2-Core 460 478
133% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
898 4-Core 918 939
1,606 8-Core 1,739 1,839
158% 1,328 Pts
Min Avg Max
3,710 64-Core 4,164 4,394
258% 4,164 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.9
1-Core 252
2-Core 496
145% 281 Pts
4-Core 966
8-Core 1,828
166% 1,397 Pts
64-Core 4,444
275% 4,444 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.4
1-Core 231
2-Core 462
137% 263 Pts
4-Core 926
8-Core 1684
156% 1,305 Pts
64-Core 4,432
274% 4,432 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.5
1-Core 230
2-Core 460
134% 259 Pts
4-Core 919
8-Core 1,827
162% 1,373 Pts
64-Core 4,298
266% 4,298 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 227
2-Core 458
132% 256 Pts
4-Core 918
8-Core 1,824
162% 1,371 Pts
64-Core 3992
247% 3992 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 24 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 244
2-Core 478
135% 266 Pts
4-Core 924
8-Core 1,842
163% 1,383 Pts
64-Core 3,933
243% 3,933 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $590 @ launch in Oct '22
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Gaming 453%
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Desktop 125%
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Workstation 596%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $2,637

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 Comments

13th generation Raptor Lake processor...

Added 17 months ago.

Excellent

4 months ago.

Its not mucg slower than 14900K and was earlier to get.


Good

30 days ago.

have it my self its a great cpu


Terrible

3 months ago.

Amazing for the price. There's no point going the AMD route nowadays as Intel offers more compatibility (DDR4) and much better price to performance. Not sure why anyone would spend more for a worse processor.


Good

16 months ago.


Excellent

4 days ago.

The 13900K is insanely fast, both single and multi core, so fast that it makes long shaders compilations a thing of the past. What can I say? This demolishes anything you feed it.


Excellent

14 months ago.

best of the best better than the rest


Excellent

3 months ago.

It's the best CPU in 2023 in general.


Average

17 months ago.

Interested to see how this scores after more samples


Excellent

16 months ago.

awesome


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