As the release date nears, details about Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs are coming to light online. Earlier today, @TUM_APISAK took to Twitter to share a screenshot of a web page indicating that someone has uploaded benchmark scores for an ES version of the processor to CPU-Z’s database.
Judging from the specs, this CPU should be an ES version of the Core i9-13900K – with a maximum multiplier of only 50x and a clock rate of no more than 5 GHz with the external frequency locked at 100 MHz.
The core configuration is 8P+16E (24C/32T), and thanks to the extra energy-efficient cores, its multi-threaded performance (1400+) still exceeds the average score of the 8P+8E (16C/24T) 12th-gen Alder Lake Core i9-12900K.
In the single-threaded test, the ES version of the i9-13900K outperformed the i9-12900KF, but was slightly behind the i9-12900K.
It should be noted, however, that the test platform used an MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 motherboard with a CL 19 latency 32GB @ DDR4-2666 system memory (instead of a higher frequency).
However, even with the lower processor/memory frequencies and the Windows 10 operating system, which has poor support for hybrid CPU architectures, the P-core/E-core still has 4.99 / 2.99 GHz cores.
In addition, the ES version of the processor topped 100°C during testing, meaning it may have hit the temperature wall. I’m sure the retail SKU, which will be officially released this fall, will bring us even more surprises.