The Intel Core i9-13900 is a desktop processor with 24 cores, launched in January 2023. It is part of the Core i9 lineup, using the Raptor Lake architecture with Socket 1700.
Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 32 threads. Core i9-13900 has 36MB of L3 cache and operates at 2000 MHz by default, but can boost up to 5.6 GHz, depending on the workload.
Intel is making the Core i9-13900 on a 10 nm production node, the transistor count is unknown. The multiplier is locked on i9-13900, which limits its overclocking potential.
With a TDP of 65 W, the i9-13900 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. Intel’s processor supports DDR4 and DDR5 memory with a dual-channel interface.
ECC memory is supported, too, which is an important capability for mission-critical systems, to avoid data corruption. For communication with other components in the system, i9-13900 uses a PCI-Express Gen 5 connection.
This processor features the UHD Graphics 770 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the i9-13900, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware.
Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.
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