Chinese tech website Expreview has obtained a sample of Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake CPUs. On their website Do they compare processor? With Intel Core i9-12900K processor.
It is not known which model this Raptor Lake series is, but the CPU model has 8 performance cores, 16 efficiency cores, and 36 MB of cache. The clock speed is 3.8 GHz, although it will be slightly higher in the final retail version of the CPU. In a video on the site, we see that p-cores reach speeds between 1.4 and 3.8 GHz, and e-cores between 1.0 and 2.8 GHz.
Expreview compare the sample with the Alder Lakes i9-12900K in Cinebench R20 and R23 benchmark programs. Single-core performance is still a bit disappointing: The Raptor Lake sample has a 12 percent lower score. However, with the multi-core benchmark, we see significant performance gains, around 25 percent.
In terms of gaming, CPUs seem to perform similarly. Expreview CS: GO and Far Cry 6 were tested at 1080p, among others. The frame rate was about three to five percent lower with the Raptor Lake sample.
The final product is expected to have a (much) higher clock speed. There was a rumor earlier this week suggesting a possible 6GHz. In any case, it now appears that Intel’s 13th generation processors will do well, especially in the area of multi-core performance.
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