Core i9-13980HX, the AMD Threadripper 2990WX bows!

The new Intel Core i9-13980HX mobile processor reveals some of its performance through a presentation of two MSI gaming laptops, the GE78 Raider and the GT77 Titan.

These two computers have a very muscular hardware configuration. We find a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics solution and a Core i9-13980HX processor with 24 physical cores. Note that these are engineering samples. They both arm themselves with MSI “250W Overdrive” technology. It makes it possible to share the energy envelope available between the CPU (processor) and the GPU (graphics chip). The latter is the (Max-P) version with a default TGP set at 150W boostable but able to gain +25W via Dynamic Boost.

Performance of the Core-i9-13980HX under Cinebench R23
Performance of the Core-i9-13980HX under Cinebench R23

If the GPU performance is unavailable due to an NDA, the CPU part is not. This Core i9-13980HX scored an impressive 30,498 points in the popular Cinebench R23 multi-core test. It drops to 2,135 points in the single-core test. According to the balance sheet displayed, it is the most powerful mobile processor currently.

We find a solution equipped with 24 physical cores with 8 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores in action. The configuration is therefore identical to that of the Core i9-13900K desktop showcase. The differences relate to frequencies and TDPs. If the Core i9-13900K is capable of offering 5.8 GHz and a TDP of up to 253W and the mobile edition, the Core i9-13980HX is limited to a maximum of 157W for a maximum boost frequency of 5.6 GHz.

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