This is the current trend in the leaks appearing on the web: “How high will the next Intel Raptor Lake and AMD Ryzen 7xxx processors go? We’re talking here, of course, about frequencies that can be reached with an AIO-type cooling system. Today, our colleagues at WCCFTECH have released images of the i9-13900K at 6 GHz. The Raptor Lake i9-13900K will have 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient cores. These have different roles. The first, the Performance cores , are intended to perform tasks requiring computing power and the second, the Efficient cores, for what is more akin to office automation or background tasks. Now, both types of cores will work together depending on the task at hand.
But let’s get back to that 6GHz frequency that was used in the CPU-Z benchmark. It was the 8 Performance cores that were at this frequency. We have some indication of the temperatures but these were taken when the processor was at rest. It is impossible to say what temperature they reach when the benchmark runs. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks as the official announcements about Raptor Lake should come in September.