Intel ’13th Gen’ Based i9-13900HK & i7-13700H Laptop Chips Benchmarked, Slower Than Last-Gen

Intel today introduces Raptor Lake (13th generation) for the desktop market segment. While we have to wait a few weeks for these desktop chips to go on sale, their mobile counterparts have already been tested. Intel CoreT i9-13900HK and Intel CoreT i7-13700H performance metrics have appeared on Geekbench5.

Intel CoreT i9-13900HK

Interestingly, both benchmarks have the same source labeled as ‘SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 960XFH”. It seems that Samsung is already testing the Raptor Lake platform. The i9-13900HK comes with 14 cores, 20 threads, which is similar to the last generation 12900HK. Also, as Videocardz pointed out, the L2 cache per core is only 1.25MB (Alder Lake), which is 0.75MB less than all other Raptor Lake chips.

The test bench of this CPU includes 32 GB of RAM on Windows 11 operating system.

In terms of performance, the CPU scored 1817 points and 11799 points in the single-core and multi-core tests. This is lower than expected. However, since these are very early test samples, we can’t say much.

Intel CoreT i7-13700H

After that we have the i7-13700H. This CPU is packed with 14 cores / 20 threads just like its predecessor. The test bench includes 16GB of RAM paired with an unknown Windows 11 laptop.

The CPU scored 1,768 points in the single-core test and 10,796 points in the multi-core test. To put that into perspective, we’re seeing slower performance than the last generation. Perhaps these CPUs are thermally limited, only time will tell.


This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a mobile CPU from Raptor Lake pop up in early testing. The i7-13700T was tested a while ago and was on par with the 12900K. Team Blue is heading to today’s scheduled Innovation Event to reveal their next-generation Raptor Lake CPUs.

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