Intel Core i9-13900H vs AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i9-13900H CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Intel Core i9-13900H AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i9-13900H and the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i9-13900H 14 core processor released in Q1/2023 with the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2023.
Intel Core i9 (78) Family AMD Ryzen 9 (35)
Intel Core i 13000H (26) CPU group AMD Ryzen 7040 (21)
13 Generation 6
Raptor Lake H Architecture Phoenix (Zen 4)
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i9-12900H Predecessor --
-- Successor AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-13900H is a 14 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (5.40 GHz). The processor can compute 20 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS clocks with 4.00 GHz (5.20 GHz), has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i9-13900H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
14 Cores 8
20 Threads 16
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz (5.40 GHz)
6x Raptor Cove
A-Core 4.00 GHz (5.20 GHz)
8x Zen 4
1.90 GHz (4.10 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i9-13900H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
-- AI hardware AMD Ryzen AI
-- AI specifications AMD dedicated AI XDNA Technology

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) GPU AMD Radeon 780M
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.80 GHz
1.50 GHz GPU (Turbo) 2.80 GHz
13 GPU Generation 3
10 nm Technology 4 nm
4 Max. displays 4
96 Compute units 12
768 Shader 768
No Hardware Raytracing Yes
No Frame Generation AMD FSR
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) GPU AMD Radeon 780M
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 96 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i9-13900H, while the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS supports a maximum of 256 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 120.0 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i9-13900H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-5200, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR5-4800, DDR5-5600, LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR5X-7500
96 GB Max. Memory 256 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
102.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 120.0 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache 8.00 MB
24.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i9-13900H has a TDP of 45 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS is 54 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i9-13900H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 54 W
115 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
35 W TDP down 35 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i9-13900H has 24.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 10 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS is at 24.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 4 nm.

Intel Core i9-13900H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
10 nm Technology 4 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
BGA 1744 Socket FP8
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2023 Release date Q1/2023
700 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i9-13900H (99%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i9-13900H (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (89%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
1919 (97%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1974 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
14632 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
11600 (79%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
2617 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
2617 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
13629 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447 (91%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
2230 (51%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M @ 2.80 GHz
4357 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
31788 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
30995 (98%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
115 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
951 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
2016 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
18760 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
661 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7423 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
18,760 CB R23 MC @ 87 W
216 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Intel Core i9-13900H Intel Core i9-13900H
14C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
10 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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