Intel Core i9-13980HX “laptop” CPU is faster than AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Cinebench test

Published: Jan 16th 2023, 13:35 GMT   Comments

Intel Core i9-13980HX ‘laptop’ processor scores 30K points in Cinebench R23

Jarrod’sTech provides a very first look at MSI’s 2023 gaming laptops.

MSI sent over two of their latest enthusiast laptops to Jarrod for a short overview. These are GE78 Raider and GT77 Titan, both equipped with the flagship parts, such as most powerful GeForce RTX 4090 GPU and 24-core Core i9-13980HX processor from Intel. While it is stated that we are looking at engineering samples, final performance shouldn’t really be much different at this point.

These laptops support MSI technology called 250W Overdrive. This allows the power budget to be shared between graphics and the CPU. Both systems are equipped with the unlocked (Max-P) variant of RTX 4090 GPU, with default TGP of 150W boostable by up to 25W through Dynamic Boost. Jarrod did not share any GPU benchmarks because those are still under an embargo.

MSI laptops with Intel Core i9-13980HX & RTX 4090, Source: Jarrod’sTech

What is not under an embargo is Intel 13th Gen Core HX-Series performance. The CPU scores 30498 points in Cinebench R23 multi-core test and 2135 points in single-core. According to the chart, this would be the fastest laptop CPU released to date.

Intel Core i9-13980HX performance, Source: Jarrod’sTech

This CPU has 24 cores (8 Performance and 16 Efficient), which is the same configuration as desktop Core i9-13900K. The desktop GPU has default TDP of 125W up to 253W and up to 5.8 GHz clocks. The mobile 13980HX SKU is limited to 55W/157W respectively with max boost going up to 5.6 GHz.

MSI laptops with RTX 40 GPUs are now set to launch on February 8th. The company did not share any pricing information yet.


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