Intel’s 13th Gen Core i5-13600K is Up to 40% Faster than the 12th Gen i5-12600K, i7-13700K Up to 30% Faster than the 12700K [Leak]

Additional benchmarks of the 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S processors have been posted over at the Chinese social media site Bilibili. The tests include Blender, 3DMark, Cinebench, Geekbench, PugetBench, and CPU-Z with both DDR4-3600 and DDR5-5200 memory. The Core i5-13600K and the Core i7-13700K were compared to their predecessors, marking substantial performance gains in multi-threaded applications albeit little to none in single-threaded tasks.

The Core i5-13600K is somewhere between 20-30% faster than the 12600K in heavily threaded content creation workloads like Cinebench, Blender, and Premiere Pro. Single-threaded gains are close to 10% with the Raptor Lake chip running at 5.2GHz and Alder Lake at 4.9GHz. Recall that these parts are essentially refreshes with beefed core counts and cache. While the Core i7-12600K features 6P cores and 4E cores, the 13700K increases the P-core count to 8 for a total of 12 cores, putting it on par with the i7-12700K. The boost clocks of the P-cores have also been raised from 4.9 to 5.2GHz. The L2 cache has been doubled to 2MB while the L3 cache has also been scaled to accommodate the additional cores.

The Core i7-13700K has gotten a larger multi-threaded uplift seeing a boost of up to 40% over the 12700K in multi-threaded applications. Single-threaded performance is largely unchanged with most workloads getting a bump of under 5%. The Core i7-12700K packs 8P/4E cores with the latter boosting up to 5.0GHz on the fastest one. The 13700K ups the ante by doubling the E core count to 8 for a total of 16, pretty much leveling with the i9-12900K.

Considering that the process node is unchanged, power consumption has gone up by a notch. The Core i5-13600K draws 178W under load, up from 148W on the Core i5-12600K. Meanwhile, the 16-core i7-13700K sips nearly 250W, a raise of 55W over the 12700K. It’s worth noting that AVX512 isn’t supported on Raptor Lake so we’re mostly looking at real-world power figures.

Areej Syed

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