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Intel Core i9-13900K Review

Rating: 8.5.

Lionel Richie nailed it when he sang the words ‘Well, my friends, the time has come, to raise the roof and have some fun'… as it is indeed time for our launch review of Intel's Core i9-13900K. We have been building up to this review for quite some while so do please check out our briefings on Raptor Lake HERE, HERE and HERE. If you are sitting comfortably we can crack on with our review.

Time Stamps
00:00 Start
01:18 The story so far / ASUS / 12th Gen
03:13 i9 13900k
03:35 Test System
06:28 BIOS Setup
07:04 Blender : crank the power!
08:06 Power settings
08:52 Cinebench R23 analysis
11:33 Blender V3 Classroom
11:53 Handbrake
12:24 7ZIP/AIDA64
12:44 3DMark
13:05 Gaming Results / Windows 11 22H2 update
15:30 Leo's Thoughts on the 13900k

The processors are here and ready for testing and boy oh boy it has been worth the wait.


  • P-Core Base Frequency: 3.0GHz
  • E-Core Base Frequency: 2.2GHz
  • Socket: LGA1700
  • Intel Smart L3 Cache: 36MB
  • L2 Cache: 32MB
  • Processor Cores: 24 (8P + 16E)
  • Processor Threads: 32
  • Memory Support: DDR4 3600MHz & DDR5 5200-6000MHz
  • Intel Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency: 5.8GHz
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency: 5.7GHz
  • P-Core Max Turbo Frequency: 5.4GHz
  • E-Core Max Turbo Frequency:: 4.3GHz
  • CPU PCIe Lanes:20
  • Unlocked: YES
  • Chipset: Intel 600 & 700 Series Compatible
  • Intel UHD 770 Graphics
  • Base Power: 125W
  • Maximum Power: 253W
  • Intel SIPP
  • Intel vPRO
  • ISM
  • Warranty: 3yr


  • Intel is driving next level performance with Raptor Lake
  • Increased processor core count – Up to 24 (8P+16E) processor cores with up to 32 threads
  • Improved P-core performance
  • Increased Intel Smart Cache (L3) and L2 cache on Intel Core i5 Desktop processors and above
  • Extended performance hybrid architecture2 to all Intel Core i5 Desktop processors and above
  • Up to 32GB DDR5-5600 memory, up to 64GB DDR5-5200 memory and up to 128GB DDR5-3600 memory
  • 16 lanes of CPU PCIe* Gen 5.0; Up to 20 lanes of PCH PCIe* Gen 4.0
  • Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6E support
  • Four simultaneous 4K displays, media and graphics features
  • Core & memory overclocking
  • Processor compatibility with Intel 600 and 700 Series chipset-based motherboards
  • Intel Deep Learning Boost (VNNI) and Intel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) 3.0 support
  • Security Feature Enhancements targeting Business Computing

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