MSI Raider GE78HX laptop with Core i9-13980HX mobile CPU is just 4% slower than desktop Ryzen 9 7950X

Published: 29th Dec 2022, 09:04 GMT   Comments

Intel’s flagship 13th Gen Core mobile CPU is almost as powerful as desktop Ryzen 9 series

MSI Raider GE78HX 13VI gaming laptop to feature the most powerful Intel mobile CPU to date. 

MSI GE77HX Raider (Alder Lake-HX), Source: MSI

The rumors about Core i9-13980HX processor are now finding their confirmation, thanks to MSI. A next-gen Raider GE78HX gaming laptop has just been tested with Geekbench software. The product name suggests that this model will get a design upgrade, so the chassis may look different from the current-gen GE77HX model.

According to the leak, the internals will be heavily upgraded. From 16-core Alder Lake CPU option to 24-core Raptor Lake CPU. It looks like this system will offer up to Core i9-13980HX CPU, which is said to be the flagship of the new series. This processor will reportedly boost up to 5.6 GHz, and as it turns out, this leak confirms exactly that. The detailed Geekbench data shows that the CPU boosts up to 5.56 GHz, with an average clock of 5.48 GHz.

MSI Raider GE78HX 13VI Specifications, Source: Geekbench

The CPU has already been seen running this benchmark, but on different systems. ASUS STRIX G16 and G18 are reportedly equipped with the same processor, but the scores that were actually a bit lower than MSI GE78HX. In this case, the i9-13980HX scores 2097 and 22062 points in single-core and multi-core Geekbench CPU Compute benchmarks.

MSI Raider GE78HX 13VI Scores, Source: Geekbench

This score puts it above any of the known 13th Gen Core mobile CPUs in terms of single and multi core performance, and within 4% range to Ryzen 9 7950X desktop CPU. This shouldn’t really be that surprising, though, considering that the i9-13980HX is a desktop silicon repurposed for high-end mobile systems and Geekbench software is relatively a short benchmark. Short enough for 157W turbo boost to be sustained through the whole benchmarking process.

Geekbench Performance
VideoCardz.comSingle-CoreMulti-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K(24C/32T)
2245
25465
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X(16C/32T)
2192
22971
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X(12C/24T)
2188
19264
Intel Core i9-13980HX(24C/32T)
2097
22062
Intel Core i9-13900HX(24C/32T)
2039
20943
Intel Core i9-13900HK(14C/20T)
1870
12436
Intel Core i7-13700HX(16C/24T)
1866
15181
Intel Core i7-13700HK(14C/20T)
1768
10796

The i9-13980HX is part of a broader upgrade to Intel mobile stack. The company is preparing at least twelve SKUs for various gaming systems. The HX series, which this CPU is part of, should be paired with discrete graphics, which in this case means GeForce RTX 40.

Intel H/HK/HX-Series Mobile CPU Series
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsP-CoresE-CoresMax BoostGPU CoresPBP / MTP
Intel 13th Gen Core Series
i9-13980HX
 
24C/32T
 
8
 
16
 
5.6 GHz
 
32
 
55/157W (?)
i9-13900HX
 
24C/32T
 
8
 
16
 
5.4 GHz
 
32
 
55/157W (?)
i9-13900HK
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
5.4 GHz
 
96
 
45/115W (?)
i9-13900H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
TBC
 
96
 
45/115W (?)
i7-13700HX
 
16C/24T
 
8
 
8
 
5.0 GHz
 
32
 
55/157W (?)
i7-13700H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
5.0 GHz
 
96
 
45/115W (?)
i7-13650HX
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
4.9 GHz
 
32
 
55/157W (?)
i7-13620HTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
 
45/115W (?)
i5-13500HX
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
4.7 GHz
 
32
 
55/157W (?)
i5-13500H
 
12C/16T
 
4
 
8
TBCTBC
 
45/115W (?)
i5-13450HX
 
10C/16T
 
6
 
4
 
4.6 GHz
 
32
 
55/157W (?)
i5-13420HTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
 
45/115W (?)

Source: Geekbench (G16) via REHWK




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