Intel Raptor Lake ES CPU  20% faster than Alder Lake in multi-threaded tests 

Intel Raptor Lake ES CPU  20% faster than Alder Lake in multi-threaded tests 

Just recently we saw results of performance tests on Intel’s upcoming 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake processor. The benchmark comes from Expreview, just hours after leaked tests of an i9-13900 with 24 cores. The chip in use is an engineering sample of Intel’s Raptor Lake i9-13900 CPU. This explains why the clock speeds are unimpressive in the tests. 

Intel Raptor Lake ES CPU  20% faster than Alder Lake in multi-threaded tests
Intel Core i9-13900 24-core Sample

The particular sample in use features 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient cores, called Q0D8 which is recognized as ES1 (early engineering sample).  
It also possesses 32 MB of L2 cache combined with L3 cache giving us 68 MB total which is rumoured to be labelled as “Game Cache.” Although the sample is at 3.8 GHz, the final clock speed is expected to be around 6 GHz. 

Intel Raptor Lake ES CPU  20% faster than Alder Lake in multi-threaded tests
Intel Core i9 13000 ES CLOCKS

Expreview compared this Raptor Lake CPU with an Alder Lake CPU at the same frequency of 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost and 1.4 GHz base clock. The tests revealed very interesting results with the Raptor Lake chip being 20% faster than the Alder Lake across many multi-threaded tests. Earlier we saw a preview from SiSoftware comparing the Raptor lake CPU with its previous-gen counterpart that also predicted similar results. 

The processor was tested on an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 EXTREME motherboard with 32GB of DDR5 memory running at 2600 MHz (5200 MT/s). It is mentioned that the motherboard BIOS is not optimized for this processor, although it appears to be supported already.  
Popular Cinebench R20 and R23 tests showed that single-threaded performance is lower by 10% while the multi-threaded performance is 25% faster. 

Intel Raptor Lake ES CPU 20% faster than Alder Lake in multi-threaded tests
Cinebench R23 Intel Raptor Lake ES and Alder Lake
Intel Raptor Lake ES CPU  20% faster than Alder Lake in multi-threaded tests
Cinebench R20 Intel Raptor Lake ES and Alder Lake

Other tests included were Sandra 2021, 7-Zip, X265, POV-Ray, and Blender. The test results were what was expected from the extra cores in the Raptor Lake CPU. What was concerning though was the gaming performance.  
The gaming tests on 1080p revealed that the Raptor Lake was outperformed across every game by the Alder Lake.  

Intel Raptor Lake ES CPU  20% faster than Alder Lake in multi-threaded tests
Gaming Performance of Intel Raptor Lake ES and Alder Lake

But keeping in mind that this is an Engineering Sample, the final chip should hopefully produce much better gaming results. You can find the full gaming test results by Expreview here

With Intel’s chips rumoured to feature a 6 GHz clock speed and feature Efficient Thermal Velocity Boost, we’ll be keeping a close eye on what AMD has in its stores to counter it. Both Intel Raptor Lake series and AMD Ryzen 7000 series chipsets arrive in Q4 this year.  

Intel Raptor Lake vs Alder Lake (Performance Cores set to 3.8 GHz Boost) 

Expreview Core i9-12900K 
(Retail) 
Core i9-13900 
(ES1) 
13900 vs 12900K 
Sandra 2021 (Integer) 467.77 619.7 +32% 
Sandra 2021 (FP32) 382.4 500.86 +31% 
Sandra 2021 (FP64) 188.4 388.8 +106% 
Sandra 2021 (Multi-Integer) 1674 1945 +16% 
Sandra 2021 (Multi-FP32) 1807 2180 +21% 
Sandra 2021 (Multi-FP64) 934 1116 +19% 
Sandra (Quad FP) 42.47 52.8 +24% 
SuperPi Mod 1.9 9.406 9.969 -6% 
7-Zip (Compression) 97354 106536 +9% 
7-Zip (Unzip) 1271851 1705651 +34% 
3DMark CPU Profile (1-Thread) 823 756 -8% 
3DMark CPU Profile (Max Threads) 9284 11471 +24% 
x264 119.21 136.91 +15% 
x265 78.67 89.25 +13% 
Corona 1.3 7190450 9318220 +30% 
POV-Ray 3.7.1 550.09 497.44 -10% 
V-Ray 14706 18281 +24% 
Blender 143.71 181.14 +26% 
Cinebench R20 (ST) 574 514 -10% 
Cinebench R20 (MT) 8149 10203 +25% 
Cinebench R23 (ST) 1494 1334 -11% 
Cinebench R23 (MT) 21437 26748 +25% 
  AVERAGE +20% 

Source: VideoCardz 

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