Intel Core i9 13900 vs i7 13700K

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.0 GHz Intel Core i9 13900 with 24-cores against the 3.4 GHz i7 13700K with 16-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 13700K and 13900
Advantages of Intel Core i9 13900
  • Has 8 more physical cores
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 6% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.6 GHz vs 5.3 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700K
  • Unlocked multiplier

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 1300 MB/sec 1680 MB/sec
Clang compilation 177.5 Klines/sec 159.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 391.2 pages/sec 493.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 502.1 Mpixels/sec 532.5 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 294.1 pages/sec 278.3 pages/sec
Background blur 69.1 images/sec 74.8 images/sec
Photo processing 137.6 images/sec 170.7 images/sec
Ray tracing 42 Mpixels/sec 36.6 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 190.2 GOps/sec 156.5 GOps/sec
Floating point math 130.9 GOps/sec 116.5 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 205M Primes/sec 202M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 71.6M Strings/sec 64.8M Strings/sec
Data encryption 38.9 GBytes/sec 33.9 GBytes/sec
Data compression 632.8 MBytes/sec 606.7 MBytes/sec
Physics 2676 Frames/sec 2731 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 36.1B Matrices/sec 37.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 13900 and i7 13700K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 September 27, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i9-13900 i7-13700K
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 UHD Graphics 770


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 2.0 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.6 GHz 5.3 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 16 8
E-Threads 16 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Total Cores 24 16
Total Threads 32 24
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 20x 34x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 2MB (per core)
L3 Cache 36MB (shared) 30MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 125 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 219 W 253 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1650 MHz 1600 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-5600
- DDR4-3200
- DDR5-5600
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 89.6 GB/s 89.6 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i9 13900 official page Intel Core i7 13700K official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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