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Testing and Performance – CPU

Test system
Processor: Intel Core i9-13900K (24 cores/32 threads)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z790 Carbon WiFi BIOS 1.40
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite LCD
Memory: 32GB G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6000
Graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming OC 16GB GDDR6X
Power supply: Seasonic Vertex GX-1200
SSD: 500GB Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
OS: Windows 11

Cinebench R23 Multi Core

In the Cinebench R23 Multi Core performs well and sits at the top of the chart however, as you will see in our video, it required some work in the BIOS to ensure our Core i9 could run at full speed without throttling.

Cinebench R23 Single Core

In Cinebench R23 Single Core the MSI also performed well and ran the Core i9-13900K at 5.8GHz but lost out to the Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Hero by a handful of points.

Blender v3 Classroom

Blender v3 Classroom favoured our AMD CPUs over Intel however the difference between the fastest Ryzen 9 795X and our Core i9-13900K is relatively slender.

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