Intel Core i9 13900HK vs i9 12900HK

We compared two 14-core laptop CPUs: the 2.6 GHz Intel Core i9 13900HK against the 2.5 GHz i9 12900HK. 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

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 12900HK and 13900HK
Advantages of Intel Core i9 13900HK
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 8% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.4 GHz vs 5 GHz)

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 584.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 114.3 Klines/sec 135.7 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 345.1 pages/sec 195 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 425.1 Mpixels/sec 326.9 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 268.3 pages/sec 285.3 pages/sec
Background blur 58.1 images/sec 59.9 images/sec
Photo processing 136.8 images/sec 73.3 images/sec
Ray tracing 25.5 Mpixels/sec 30.4 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 112.8 GOps/sec 97.9 GOps/sec
Floating point math 80.1 GOps/sec 69 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 116M Primes/sec 115M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 43.2M Strings/sec 36.3M Strings/sec
Data encryption 22.8 GBytes/sec 19.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 396.3 MBytes/sec 323.1 MBytes/sec
Physics 1985 Frames/sec 1876 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 24B Matrices/sec 19.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 13900HK and i9 12900HK


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2023 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Model number i9-13900HK i9-12900HK
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.4 GHz 5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 4.1 GHz 3.8 GHz
Total Cores 14 14
Total Threads 20 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 26x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 115 W 115 W
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 1450 MHz
Shading Units 768 768
TMUs 48 48
ROPs 24 24
Execution Units 96 96
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-5200
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-6400
- LPDDR5x-6400
- LPDDR4x-4267
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i9 13900HK official page Intel Core i9 12900HK official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 28

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