The first performance numbers of the Intel 13th generation Raptor Lake-HX mobile flagship CPU have been spotted. It features 8 performance cores and 16 efficiency cores to challenge the Ryzen 9 7945HX (16 Zen 4 cores). Even though the Intel i9-13980HX consumes double the power of the Ryzen chip, it is only 12% faster overall in benchmarks.
Intel i9-13980HX Vs AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX Benchmarks
Update: We now have Userbench benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Phoenix APU, which beats the 6900HX And Intel 12900HK.
PassMark does not have the data for the 7945HX, but we can still compare it to the Ryzen 9 7845HX, the second fastest Dragon Range CPU. The 7845HX is similar to the 7945HX and has two CCDs and an IOD, but a few cores on the secondary die are disabled, so the processor only has 12 physical cores.
The 7945HX has 12 cores, 24 threads, a base clock speed of 3 GHz, and a boost clock speed of up to 5.2 GHz. The Core i9-13980HX can boost to 5.6 GHz on the performance cores and 4 GHz on the efficiency cores.
The Ryzen 9 7845HX has a base power draw of 45W while the peak power consumption is 75W.The Core i9-13980HX has a base TDP of 55W and a boost TDP of 157W. So the Ryzen 9 7945HX consumes about half the power. With that in mind, it is interesting to see that the Core i9-13980HX is only 12% faster (overall) than the Ryzen chip in multi-threaded performance.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX beats the Intel Core i9-13980HX in prime number math, physics and extended instructions. While the Intel chip comes out on top in other performance metrics.
The single-core performance of the two is very close. The Ryzen chip is a bit behind, but that could be improved with higher clock speeds and more power. With the additional cores, higher clock speeds, and power, the Ryzen 9 7945HX should be able to match the performance of the Intel i9-13980HX.
Let us know what you think about the performance of the Intel i9-13980HX in these benchmarks and whether or not you are interested in buying a laptop powered by one of these chips.