Intel Core i9 13980HX vs i9 13900K

We compared two 24-core CPUs: the 2.2 GHz Intel Core i9 13980HX (laptop) against the 3.0 GHz i9 13900K (desktop). 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 electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 13900K and 13980HX
Advantages of Intel Core i9 13980HX
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.6 GHz vs 5.4 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 13980HX and i9 13900K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 September 27, 2022
Type Laptop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i9-13980HX i9-13900K
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (32EU) UHD Graphics 770


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 2.2 GHz 3.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.6 GHz 5.4 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 16 16
E-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (E) 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 4 GHz 4.3 GHz
Total Cores 24 24
Total Threads 32 32
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 22x 30x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 2MB (per core)
L3 Cache 36MB (shared) 36MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
Socket BGA-1964 LGA-1700
TDP 45-55 W (configurable) 125 W
Max. Boost TDP 157 W 253 W
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1650 MHz 1650 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 45 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 13980HX official page Intel Core i9 13900K official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i9 13900K or i9 13980HX?
cast_gedwin 01 March 2023 12:13
I gonna choose Intel Core i9 13980HX
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