Intel Core i9-13980HX CPU powered by MSI Raider GE78HX matches high-end desktop CPUs in performance

Intel’s Core i9-13980HX Raptor Lake-HX CPU is found again, this time inside an MSI Raider GE78HX laptop and delivers desktop-class performance.

Intel Core i9-13980HX Raptor Lake-HX laptop CPU delivers superior desktop-class performance

There’s a reason when we first leaked information about the Core i9-13980HX, we called it not just Intel’s fastest laptop chip but the fastest laptop chip. The Intel Core i9-13980HX processor would be a beast of a chip, both in terms of performance and how much power it would consume on laptops. But for those who want the best of the best, this is the way to go.

The Intel Core i9-13980HX Raptor Lake-HX CPU is designed to have 8 Cores based on Raptor Cove and 16 E-Cores based on Gracemont architecture. The full configuration has 24 cores and 32 threads and is the same as the desktop Core i9-13900K. The CPU comes with the same 36MB L3 cache and has a maximum frequency of 5.6GHz which is 600MHz faster than the Core i9-12950HX / Core i9-12900HX CPUs. The CPU will be one of several Raptor Lake-HX/H/P options launching at CES 2023.

The latest Intel Core i9-13980HX Raptor Lake-HX CPU entry has been spotted by REHWK Which shows MSI’s Raider GE78HX laptop with chipset and 32GB of DDR5 memory. It can be seen that the CPU boosts up to 5.56GHz which is close to the maximum boost clock of 5.6GHz.

In terms of performance, this is the best score we’ve seen from an Intel Core i9-13980HX CPU to date with the chip scoring 2,097 points in the single-core and 22,062 points in the multi-core tests. ASUS and ACER laptops with a Core i9-13980HX Raptor Lake-HX CPU have also leaked, but their scores will vary due to different power goals and cooling designs. MSI seems to have the best cooling design for this chip yet.

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Anyway, back to the performance results, the Intel Core i9-13980HX Raptor Lake-HX CPU really tears things up. It’s certainly faster than the desktop Core i7-13700K and Ryzen 9 7900X but it’s also capable of getting really close to the Ryzen 9 7950X which is AMD’s highest rated Zen 4 desktop CPU at the moment.

This is very impressive and we can’t wait to see laptops with the chip on the retail shelves even though it will come with a huge premium of $3000-$4000. The plus side is that they will be paired with some of the fastest GPUs on the market, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series, making one hell of a mobile gaming rig. MSI is also preparing the Titan GT77 HX laptop with the world’s first 4K/144Hz mini LED display which will be unveiled at CES 2023 and will be equipped with Intel Raptor Lake-HX CPUs.

News source: Videocardz

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