Getting into the thick of how processors work and how they perform under load with different types of tasks is always a big question. Fortunately, Gordon Mah Ung recently got some answers straight from the horse’s mouth at Intel’s Innovation 2022 conference. He checks out PCWorld’s latest YouTube video for a breakdown of how the Core i9-13900K and Windows 11 2022 Update spread the load of pro gaming and media across its eight performance cores and sixteen efficiency cores.
As you can see in the video, the processor’s newly upgraded Thread Director 2 can go to max processing on all 24 threads when running a single demanding task, like rendering lighting effects in Unreal 5. But if you throw another load on top of thatas Roy Hill, Intel’s senior technical marketing engineer, does on the demo machine, it’s smart enough to dedicate the performance cores to the foreground task while keeping the efficiency cores running in the first program.
Is not sufficient? What if you want to go crazy and throw an intense gaming session on top of both tasks? The demo does exactly that, once again moving background processes to the E cores while the game runs smoothly on the P cores, dedicated to the more pressing foreground task.
We’ll be able to break down the Core i9-13900K and its recently announced stablemates more fully when we put them up for review. In the meantime, subscribe to the PCWorld YouTube channel for even more nerds on the latest and greatest in computer hardware!