In leaked benchmarks, the Intel Core i9-13900HX ‘Raptor Lake-HX’ outperforms the Ryzen 9 7900X and Core i9-12900K.
The Intel Raptor Lake-HX CPU lineup, which will be featured on high-end gaming laptops with insane specifications, will be unveiled at CES 2023. These CPUs will be the ultimate laptop solution, competing with AMD’s Dragon Range portfolio, which will also be unveiled the same week. Benchmarks of the Core i9-13900HX on the Razer Blade 18 laptop have already leaked, but this new one is slightly faster in multi-threaded performance and outperforms Intel and AMD’s recent desktop-class chips.
In terms of specifications, the Intel Core i9-13900HX will be part of the Raptor Lake-HX Laptop CPU lineup and will be manufactured on the 10nm ESF process node. The CPU will have 24 cores and 32 threads, making it Intel’s highest core count chip for the laptop segment and even more cores than AMD’s Dragon Range lineup (up to 16 cores / 32 threads). With a PL1 TDP of 55W (100W+ PL2), the CPU will have a base clock of 3.9 GHz and a boost clock of 5.4 GHz. The CPU will have the same 36 MB of L3 cache as before, as well as a GT2-tier iGPU with 32 EUs.
The Intel Core i9-13900HX ‘Raptor Lake-HX’ Laptop CPU performs well in single-core tests, scoring 2039 and 20943 in multi-threaded tests. This makes it the fastest laptop chip ever created.
We also have benchmark comparisons of the same chip against AMD and Intel desktop CPUs, and while the Core i9-13900HX is faster than the Core i9-12900K in single-thread tests, it outperforms the Core i7-13700K, the Core i9-12900KS, and the Ryzen 9 7900X in multi-thread tests. The CPU is also only 14% slower than the Ryzen 9 7950X, which has a much higher PPT limit of 230W. In comparison to the leaked Apple M2 Max benchmarks, the Core i9-13900HX performs 44% better.
This is a strong performance demonstration of Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake-HX CPUs, and it isn’t even the fastest chip in the pack. We reported a few days ago that the Core i9-13980HX will be the fastest part in the 13th Gen Laptop lineup, providing even more performance. Having such powerful chips in a laptop would imply much less battery life and a lot of heat.
The whole point of such designs is to be a portable and easy-to-carry desktop replacement. These laptops will always need to be plugged into a power adapter, but at least you won’t have to move your entire PC around.