Intel’s Raptor Lake Core i9-13900KF CPU has shown impressive overclocking potential on a $215 B660 motherboard from ASUS. The processor, which is part of the 13th-generation Raptor Lake series, was found to reach overclocked frequencies of 5.97GHz on the ASUS ROG Strix B660-F Gaming motherboard.
User “ARABUS” on HWBOT posted screenshots of the result showing the Intel Core i9-13900KF CPU with 24 cores, reaching an astonishing 5974 MHz or almost 6 GHz frequency with voltage levels between 1.55 and 1.57. “ARABUS” also used an AIO cooler to keep the temperatures down and continued with control levels of 68°C, but given the voltages and temperatures it looks like it has been chilled. If not, 68C is a pretty amazing temperature for the Raptor multichip.
Results of the Intel Core i9-13900KF Cinebench R23 test. Source: HWBOT via TUM_APISAK.
The levels reached are the least surprising discovery from the test. The Intel Core i9-13900KF is intended to use the Z790 and Z690 motherboards to provide the best performance. The fact that a B660F motherboard from ASUS is used is what’s exciting about this benchmarking. More than that, the same motherboard costs about $200 US, which is also impressive considering the prices of AMD’s X670 and B650 motherboards, which are very high in comparison.
The Z790 motherboards require little modification to help with tasks such as processor overclocking. It is unknown if the feature will be available for other series, such as the one used in the test, the mid-level B660F made by ASUS.
Intel Core i9-13900K 24 Core Raptor Lake CPU Specifications
The Intel Core i9-13900K is the flagship Raptor Lake CPU, with 24 cores and 32 threads in an 8 P-Core (Raptor Cove) and 16 E-Core (Gracemont V2) configuration. The CPU is configured at a base clock of 3.0 GHz, a single-core boost clock of 5.8 GHz (1-2) cores, and an all-core boost clock of 5.5 GHz (all 8 P cores). The CPU has 68 MB of combined cache and a PL1 value of 125 W that goes up to 250 W. The CPU can also consume up to 350 W of power when using the “Unlimited Power Mode”, which we described here.
Core i9-13900K 8+16 (24/32) – 3.0 / 5.8 GHz – 66 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 253W (PL2) Core i9-12900K 8+8 (16/24) – 3, 2 / 5.2 GHz – 30 MB cache, 125W (PL1) / 241W (PL2)
The final score on the Cinebench R23 single-core test was 2,333 points. This is reportedly faster than AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X processor, which offers 16 cores, with about seventeen percent better performance. The MSRP for the new Intel Core i9-13900KF is $564 compared to rival AMD and their Ryzen 9 7950X, which will retail for $699 ($135 difference between the two CPU manufacturers).
News Sources: TUM_APISAK , HWBOT , Videocardz