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The Fastest Intel and AMD processors you can buy in 2023

If you’re a professional into heavy workloads or require the best frame rates when gaming, then having a high-performance processor becomes a crucial and essential aspect in your workflow.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the three of the fastest Intel and AMD processors that are available in 2023.

The list is based on what Intel and AMD are currently offering and on benchmark scores such as Cinebench R23 and Geekbench 5 according to nanoreview.net .

Intel

When looking at Intel, currently the three fastest processors are the Intel i9-13900KS, 13900K, and 13900.

Intel Core i9-13900KS

2

  • 24 Total Cores
  • 8 Performance Cores
  • 16 Efficient-Cores
  • 32 Threads
  • 6.00 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
  • 3.2 GHz Base Frequency
  • 10nm
  • 150Ẇ TDP
  • 253W Max Turbo Power
  • 36MB Cache
  • 100°C Max Operating Temperature
  • Intel UHD Graphics 770
    • 300MHz Graphics Base Frequency
    • 1.65GHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
  • 128GB Max Memory Size
    • Up to DDR5 5600MT/s or Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
    • 2 Max Memory Channels
    • 89.6 GB/s Max Memory Bandwidth
  • Release Date: January 2023
  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core): 2357
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core): 40687
  • Geekbench 5 (Single-Core): 2278
  • Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core): 26852
  • Price

Intel Core i9-13900K

1

  • 24 Total Cores
  • 8 Performance Cores
  • 16 Efficient-Cores
  • 32 Threads
  • 5.8 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
  • 3.0 GHz Base Frequency
  • 10nm
  • 125Ẇ TDP
  • 253W Max Turbo Power
  • 36MB L3 Cache
  • 100°C Max Operating Temperature
  • Intel UHD Graphics 770
    • 300MHz Graphics Base Frequency
    • 1.65GHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
  • 128GB Max Memory Size
    • Up to DDR5 5600MT/s or Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
    • 2 Max Memory Channels
    • 89.6 GB/s Max Memory Bandwidth
  • Release Date: September 2022
  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core): 2279
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core): 39470
  • Geekbench 5 (Single-Core): 2284
  • Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core): 24358
  • Price:

Intel Core i9-13900

3

  • 24 Total Cores
  • 8 Performance Cores
  • 16 Efficient-Cores
  • 32 Threads
  • 5.6 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
  • 2.0 GHz Base Frequency
  • 10nm
  • 65W TDP
  • 219W Max Turbo Power
  • 36MB Cache
  • 100°C Max Operating Temperature
  • Intel UHD Graphics 770
    • 300MHz Graphics Base Frequency
    • 1.65GHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
  • 128GB Max Memory Size
    • Up to DDR5 5600MT/s or Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
    • 2 Max Memory Channels
    • 89.6 GB/s Max Memory Bandwidth
  • Release Date: January 2023
  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core): 2202
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core): 27509
  • Geekbench 5 (Single-Core): 2125
  • Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core): 21926
  • Price

AMD

As of writing, the fastest processors by AMD are the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X.

However, AMD has announced new processors that will be released by the end of February.

Among those are the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and 7900X3D. Both of which are beefed-up versions of the current processors offered.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

4

  • 16 Total Cores
  • 32 Threads
  • 5.7 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
  • 4.2 GHz Base Frequency
  • 5nm
  • 120W TDP
  • 128MB Cache
  • 89°C Max Operating Temperature
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
    • 400MHz Graphics Base Frequency
    • 2.2 GHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
    • 15W TGP
  • 128GB Max Memory Size
    • Up to DDR5 5200MT/s
    • 2 Max Memory Channels
  • Release Date: February 2023
  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core): 2217
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core): 38380
  • Geekbench 5 (Single-Core): 2313
  • Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core): 27712
  • Price
    • AMD: USD 699

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

5

  • 16 Total Cores
  • 32 Threads
  • 5.7 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
  • 4.5 GHz Base Frequency
  • 5nm
  • 170W TDP
  • 230W Max Boost TDP
  • 64MB L3 Cache
  • 95°C Max Operating Temperature
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
    • 400MHz Graphics Base Frequency
    • 2.2 GHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
    • 15W TGP
  • 128GB Max Memory Size
    • Up to DDR5 5200MT/s
    • 2 Max Memory Channels
  • Release Date: September 2022
  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core): 2070
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core): 38529
  • Geekbench 5 (Single-Core): 2224
  • Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core): 23704
  • Price:

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D

6

  • 12 Total Cores
  • 24 Threads
  • 5.6 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
  • 4.4 GHz Base Frequency
  • 5nm
  • 120W TDP
  • 230W Max Boost TDP
  • 128MB L3 Cache
  • 89°C Max Operating Temperature
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
  • 400MHz Graphics Base Frequency
    • 2.2 GHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
    • 15W TGP
  • 128GB Max Memory Size
    • Up to DDR5 5200MT/s
    • 2 Max Memory Channels
  • Release Date: February 2023
  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core): 2204
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core): 33440
  • Geekbench 5 (Single-Core): 2313
  • Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core): 24332
  • Price
    • AMD: 599

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

7

  • 12 Total Cores
  • 24 Threads
  • 5.6 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
  • 4.7 GHz Base Frequency
  • 5nm
  • 170W TDP
  • 230W Max Boost TDP
  • 64MB L3 Cache
  • 95°C Max Operating Temperature
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
    • 400MHz Graphics Base Frequency
    • 2.2 GHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
    • 15W TGP
  • 128GB Max Memory Size
    • Up to DDR5 5200MT/s
    • 2 Max Memory Channels
  • Release Date: September 2022
  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core): 2048
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core): 28793
  • Geekbench 5 (Single-Core): 2279
  • Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core): 20880
  • Price:

So that’s the full list of the fastest desktop processors available in 2023 so far. Which team are you on? Intel or AMD? Let us know why you prefer one over the other down in the comments below!

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Hi! I'm VJ Mendoza! Although I just finished my Bachelor's in Nursing, I've always loved tech and to just to get an idea of me, some things I like are anime, video games, sports such as basketball, volleyball and fencing.

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