The already released 13th-generation Intel processors, codenamed “Raptor Lake,” are incredibly fast and reasonably priced. Additionally, they are quite hot and power-hungry. While this is to be expected for hot-clocked enthusiast chips such as the “K” series, it has led some to wonder how the architecture will perform in a laptop with a more restrictive power limit. No longer should you be perplexed, as benchmark leaks have begun to flow.
Today, we are investigating two leaks from one of our typical sources, the Geekbench database. As always with Geekbench leaks, take them with a grain of salt, as Geekbench is extremely easy to trick. We have little reason to doubt the veracity of these two leaks, given the proximity of the rumored release of these chips to the date of the alleged leaks.
The first processor is the more interesting of the two: a Core i9-13980HX with eight P-cores, sixteen E-cores, and a maximum frequency of 5386 MHz during the benchmark. Essentially, this is a laptop version of the Core i9-13900K. It cannot be overclocked, but its performance for a laptop processor is absurdly high.
The clock rate reductions necessitated by the mobile form factor do reduce its performance: whereas we benchmarked the Core i9-13900K (a 241W desktop part) at 2191 on a single thread and 23330 across all threads, a leaked result places the Core i9-13980HX at 2097 on a single core and 22062 on all cores.
Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that both results are superior to the Ryzen 9 7950X, let alone the Core i9-12900K, which is left in the dust. The MSI Raider GE78HX-13VI laptop that was used for testing, like the previous Raider that we evaluated, has a robust CPU cooling system.
Core i5-1350P is the other leaked laptop CPU. Intel has sandwiched the “P” model family between its full-power “H” mobile CPUs and its ultra-low-voltage “U” chips, in case you’re unfamiliar. With a TDP of 28W, they are not quite full-power, but neither are they as constrained as 15W or 7W ULV chips.
Therefore, the Core i5-1350P is a processor with four Performance cores and eight Efficiency cores. It seems absurd to consider a 28W processor with twelve cores, but here we are. It has a base frequency of only 1.9 GHz, but its Geekbench score reaches 4688 MHz. It received a score of 1686 on the single-threaded test and a score of 8980 on the multi-core test.
While these results are impressive for a 28W CPU, they are comparable to those of the previous-generation Core i5-1250P, which features the same core configuration. Consider this result from a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: 1618 on a single thread, but 9006 on the multi-core test.
According to earlier rumors, only the most powerful 13th-generation Intel CPUs will receive the new Raptor Lake processors. If this is true and also applies to mobile processors, then this CPU may be a simple refresh of the Core i5-1250P, possibly with a slightly increased clock speed. Intel is rumored to announce these processors at CES, at which point we will have more information.