Intel Core i9-13900KS @ 6GHz up to 18% Faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X in CPU-Z Benchmark

Intel’s 13th Gen Core i9-13900KS will feature a boost clock of 6GHz (single-core) out of the box. Like the 13900K, which tops out at 5.8GHz, it’ll feature 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores. We’re essentially looking at a factory overclocked SKU targeted at enthusiasts and overclockers. A CPU-Z benchmark of the same has surfaced over at the Chinese Bilibili forums, indicating that the KS will be close to 10% faster than the base K model:

The Core i9-13900KS scores 983 points in the single-core and 18,435 points in the multi-core benchmark, a mild improvement over the 13900K’s nT score (16,877 points). Meanwhile, the Ryzen 9 7950X nets 15,662 points in the same, conferring a lead of 18% to the 13900KS.

Core i9-13900KS983 points18,453 points
Core i9-13900K945 points16,877 points
Ryzen 9 7950X772 points15,662 points
Core i9-12900KS851 points11,957 points
Core i9-12900K805 points11,289 points

It’s worth noting that CPU-Z is an FP-intensive benchmark favoring Intel chips, explaining the little to no uplift with the Zen 4 offerings. For a more reasonable comparison, we recommend checking out Cinebench, Blender, or your preferred video game.


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