Intel Core i9-13980HX Only 12% Faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX: Raptor Lake-HX vs Dragon Range

The first benchmarks of Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake-HX mobile flagship have surfaced. Leveraging 8 Raptor Cove “P” cores and 16 Gracemont “E” cores, it will go up against AMD’s Ryzen 9 7945HX, featuring sixteen Zen 4 cores. Now, at the moment, the PassMark database doesn’t have any runs of the 7945HX, so we’ll take the next fastest Dragon Range SKU, the Ryzen 9 7845HX. Like its elder sibling, it consists of two CCDs and an IOD, except a few cores on the secondary compute die are disabled, resulting in 12 physical cores.

The Ryzen 9 7945HX is the second fastest Dragon Range APU with 12 cores and 24 threads, backed by 76MB of L3 cache. The priority cores have a peak boost clock of up to 5.2GHz, up from their base frequency of just 3GHz. The Core i9-13980HX, on the other hand, boosts up to 5.6GHz on the performance cores and 4GHz on the efficiency cores. The CPU features 36MB of L3 cache and operates at a base TDP of 55W with a 157W boost TDP.

The Ryzen 9 7845HX has a base power draw of 45W and a peak power consumption of 75W, less than half as much as its Raptor Lake-HX rival. Despite the massive power deficit and the lower core count on the 7845HX, the Core i9-13980HX is just about 12% faster in the multi-threaded benchmark on average.

The Ryzen 9 7845HX beats the Core i9-13980HX in prime number math, physics, and extended instructions (AVX512?). In fact, the Raptor Lake-HX flagship is over 50% faster than the Dragon Range part in the Prime Number benchmark. Meanwhile, the former is 20% and 40% faster in the integer and floating point tests, respectively.

The single-core cores are closer, with a delta of just 492 MOps/Sec between the two. That said, the added core counts, higher clocks, and higher power envelope of the Ryzen 9 7945HX should level the scores of the two sides or at least bring them within single percentage figures of now another.

Via: HXL.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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