Core i9-13900KF: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

Core i9-13900KF
24 cores / 32 threads

It provides good benchmark performance at 37.95% of a leader's which is Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX


Intel started Core i9-13900KF sales 27 September 2022 at a recommended price of $564. Based on a Raptor Lake, Raptor Cove, Gracemont architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home systems. It has 24 cores and 32 threads, and is based on Intel 7 manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 5700 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1700 processor with a TDP of 125 W, 253 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200 memory.

General info

Core i9-13900KF processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking75
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money84.21
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i9
Architecture codenameRaptor Lake, Raptor Cove, Gracemont
Release date27 September 2022 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$564of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$532 (0.9x MSRP)of 17802 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Base clock speed3 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed5.7 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support4 × 16 GT/s
L1 cache80K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache2 MB (per core)of 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache36 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithographyIntel 7 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size257 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Core Ultra 7 165H)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes


Information on Core i9-13900KF compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Power consumption (TDP)125 W, 253 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-13900KF. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-13900KF's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size192 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth89.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9654)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 9654)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i9-13900KF. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-13900KF 37.95


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i9-13900KF 58678

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i9-13900KF 2970

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i9-13900KF 20072

Gaming performance

Relative performance

Overall Core i9-13900KF performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

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AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i9-13900KF is Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, which is slower by 7% and lower by 11 positions in our ranking.

Ryzen Threadripper 3960XRyzen Threadripper3960X

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i9-13900KF:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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i9-14900KFCore i914900KF
i9-14900KCore i914900K
i9-13900KSCore i913900KS
Ryzen Threadripper 3960XRyzen Threadripper3960X
Ryzen 9 7950X3DRyzen 97950X3D

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i9-13900KF, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i9-13900KF in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 10137 configurations based on Core i9-13900KF in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
45% (4563/10137)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
3% (305/10137)
RTX 4080 SUPER GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
0.1% (12/10137)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
3.4% (346/10137)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.5% (47/10137)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.08% (8/10137)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
2.8% (285/10137)
RTX 4090 D GeForce RTX 4090 D
0.01% (1/10137)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.2% (17/10137)

User Ratings

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