A reviewer in China has been building up a small collection of early Raptor Lake processor samples. We’ve already seen the 13900K tested in benchmarks and now, the same reviewer has returned with early performance numbers for Intel’s upcoming Core i5-13600K and Core i7-13700K processors.
Chinese reviewer Extreme Player (via VideoCardz) tested the two chips on two ASRock Steel Legend Z690 motherboards, one using DDR5-5200 memory and the other DDR4-3600. According to the reviewer, the Core i5-13600K is a 14C/20T chip that can boost up to 5.2GHz on the P-cores and 3.9GHz on the E-cores. As for the Core i7-13700K, it comes with 16 cores and 24 threads, with the P-cores clocking up to 5.4GHz and the E-cores up to 4.3GHz. Besides the higher clock speeds compared to their predecessors, another noticeable difference is the L2 cache, which doubled from one generation to the other.
Extreme Player benchmark suite included a wide variety of tests, including Blender, Cinebench R23, CPU-Z, AIDA64 and Geekbench. Overall, the Core i5 chip was 5% faster in single-core loads than its predecessor, while the Core i7 was 9%. In multi-core workloads, the i5-13600K scored about 40% higher than the i5-12600K, and the i7-13700K was around 30% faster than the i7-12700KF.
Although the performance improvements are decent, they brought a considerable power consumption bump. For example, the 13th Gen Core i5 chip was pulling 178W, up from the 148W of the 12th Gen Core chip. In the i7’s case, it’s even worse, with the 13700K consuming 244W, while the i7-12700KF was “only” at 188W.
KitGuru says: Raptor Lake is shaping up to be Alder Lake with higher clock speeds and additional cores. With that in mind, we’ll see some decent multi-core gains, but less impressive growth in single-core performance and of course, increased power consumption.
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