Supposed benchmarks of a Core i9-13900 indicate that Intel is planning many changes for “Raptor Lake”.
Raptor Lake is said to offer more cores, larger caches and support for faster memory.
With “Raptor Lake”, Intel wants to launch fresh CPUs this year after the recently released “Alder Lake” processors. Surprisingly, the first performance values of a Core i9-13900 from the Raptor Lake series have now appeared. The new CPU generation should therefore have eight additional E cores and also offer larger caches.
More cores, more cache
A post on the SiSoftware website, which has since been deleted, gives further technical data and performance values for the Core i9-13900. Accordingly, it is a CPU with 24 cores, of which 8 are particularly fast and 16 are particularly energy-saving. Intel has also slightly improved the manufacturing process and also accommodated larger caches. The L3 cache should grow from 30 to 36 MB. The performance cores also have more buffer memory with 2.0 instead of 1.25 MB. Intel is even planning to double the energy-saving E cores from 2 to 4 MB. However, four cores still have to share this memory. Also new is the option of addressing fast DDR5-5600 RAM. Raptor Lake will probably no longer support AVX-512. The size of the L1 caches is expected to remain the same.
Low clock pre-production model
The result is a 33 to 50 percent higher value in the synthetic ALU and FPU tests compared to Alder Lake. However, the new Intel CPUs can only handle vector tasks 5 to 8 percent faster. It should be noted, however, that the CPU currently only runs at 2.76 to 3.70 GHz. This is normal for pre-production models. However, the final CPU should certainly reach over 5.0 GHz for the P cores and over 3.8 GHz for the E cores. Accordingly, the performance data should then change upwards again.
Raptor Lake: Core 13000 CPUs up to 5.8 GHz