13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K Crushes Core i9-12900K in 7-Zip Benchmark: Up to 60% Faster Decompression

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Intel’s next flagship CPU might be of particular interest to users who manage a lot of zip files.

Per benchmark results shared by @OneRaichu, a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K processor will seemingly blow away the current Core i9-12900K flagship at compression and decompression duties via 7-Zip. Comparisons shared by publications that include Tom’s Hardware indicate “20% better compression and a whopping 60% better decompression” for Intel’s incoming Raptor Lake champion.

7-Zip Compression/Decompression Benchmark Comparison: Core i9-13900K vs. Core i9-12900K

7-ZipCore i9-13900KCore i9-12900K

With a 7-Zip file size of 384MB and 3847MB, the Core i9-12900K was able to output 126 MB/s in the compression test, while in the decompression test the chip managed approximately 1630 MB/s with file sizes of 3847MB and 38475MB. However, the Raptor Lake part managed a noticeably higher 150 MB/s in the compression test, with 513MB and 5130MB file sizes. In the decompression test, it ran at 2600MB/s with file sizes of 5130MB and 51300MB.

This performance boost is probably owed to the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K’s increased efficiency core count, as noted by the publication.

Since compression and decompressing can usually spread out to multiple cores, usually peaking at around 32 to 48 cores. In the 13900K’s case, the chip has 16 efficiency (E) cores plus 8 performance (P) cores for a total of 24. Also, helping matters is the 13900K’s higher clock speed margin on the P cores with boost frequencies beyond 5.5GHz.

Intel is expected to launch its first 13th Gen Core processors for desktops in October. They will likely be announced during the company’s Innovation event, which is slated for September 27. (AMD has reportedly shifted the launch of its Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs to this very same date.)

Source: @OneRaichu (via Tom’s Hardware)

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