Intel Core i5-13600K 14-core Raptor Lake ES CPU tested, 40% faster than Core i5-12600K and beats Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench

Intel Core i5-13600K 14-core Raptor Lake ES CPU tested, 40% faster than Core i5-12600K and beats Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench

The latest references to Intel’s mainstream Core i5-13600K 14-Core Raptor Lake Desktop CPU have leaked, and it’s a beast.

Intel Core i5-13600K 14-core Raptor Lake CPU beats its predecessor by up to 40%, faster than AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench

The Intel Core i5-13600K will be part of the 13th generation Raptor Lake Desktop CPU series and has a total of 14 cores that include 6 P cores based on Raptor Cove and 8 E cores based on current Gracemont cores. This is the same P-Core number as the Intel Core i5-12600K, but the E-Core number has doubled. So we look at a 40% core count and a 25% thread count bump vs Alder Lake Core i5-12600K.

Intel Core i5-13600K Raptor Lake 14-core CPU CPU-z (Image Credit: Enthusiast Citizen):

The CPU tested here is an ES3 test, but was manually overclocked to reach speeds close to the QS test. The Intel Core i5-13600K Raptor Lake CPU runs on 5.1 GHz single-core and 4.9 GHz all-core boost clocks while the E-Cores operate on 3.9 GHz. With the QS clock configuration, the chip was increased to 5.1 GHz for all P-Core clocks and 4.0 GHz for all E-Core clocks. The ES3 example runs at 173W power at 1.31V, and Enthusiast Citizen reports that there is room for improvement as final detail chips may end up with power optimized around 160W. The CPU reached a peak of around 78C, but it was not mentioned what kind of cooling equipment was used.

Intel 12th Gen Age Lake-S & 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPU Comparison (Preliminary):

CPU name P-core count Number of e-cores Total core / thread P-Core Base / Boost (max.) P-Core Boost (All-Core) E-Core Base / Boost E-Core Boost (All-Core) Cache TDP MSRP
Intel Core i9-13900K 8 16 24/32 TBA / TBA? TBA TBA TBA 68 MB 125W (PL1)
228W (PL2)
Intel Core i9-12900K 8 8 16/24 3.2 / 5.2 GHz 4.9 GHz (All Core) 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz (All Core) 30 MB 125W (PL1)
241W (PL2)
599 USD
Intel Core i7-13700K 8 8 16/24 TBA / TBA? TBA TBA TBA 54 MB 125W (PL1)
228W (PL2)
Intel Core i7-12700K 8 4 12/20 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 4.7 GHz (All Core) 2.7 / 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz (All Core) 25 MB 125W (PL1)
190 W (PL2)
419 USD
Intel Core i5-13600K 6 8 14/20 TBA / TBA? TBA TBA TBA 44 MB 125W (PL1)
228W (PL2)
Intel Core i5-12600K 6 4 10/16 3.7 / 4.9 GHz 4.5 GHz (All Core) 2.8 / 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz (All Core) 20 MB 125W (PL1)
150 W (PL2)
299 USD

Intel Core i5-13600K Raptor Lake 14-Core CPU AIDA64 (Image Credit: Enthusiast Citizen):

In terms of performance, the Intel Core i5-13600K 14 Core Raptor Lake CPU was tested in both the Cinebench R23 and CPU-z benchmarks. In CPU-z, the chip received 830 points in single-core and 10031 points in multi-core tests. There is up to 10% improvement in single-core and up to 40% improvement in multi-core tests compared to its predecessor.








Intel Core i5-13600K Raptor Lake 14-Core CPU Cinebench R23 (Image Credit: Enthusiast Citizen):

In the Cinebench R23, the Intel Core i5-13600K Raptor Lake CPU received 1387 points in the single-core and 24420 points in the multi-core tests. This performance sets the Core i5-13600K 14-core chip faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, a 16-core Zen 3-piece.






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Then immediately you will know that the CPU is going to tear the predecessor to the same scale. Considering that this chip will cost around $ 250- $ 300 US, it is definitely going to beat the socks of AMDs Zen 4-parts given its huge increase in multi-threaded performance and also good single-threaded performance.

Just for comparison, in the Cinebench R23, the chip is twice as fast as the Ryzen 5 5600X, which is AMD’s current mainstream part that the Core i5-12600K was designed to handle. AMD needs to achieve> 2x performance in multi-threaded to beat the Core i5-13600K, but that does not seem likely given that the recently leaked AMD Ryzen 5 7600X sample still rocks 6 cores and 12 threads. But we can expect that AMD will price its Ryzen 5 parts competitively in the Zen 4 generation to make them a suitable opponent of the Raptor Lake mainstream parts.

The same is true in single-threaded benchmarks where the Intel Core i5-13600K Raptor Lake chip is about 33% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600X. With an 8-10% IPC improvement and> 15% single-wire performance boost, it does not look like Zen 4 will be able to catch up with Intel, but the gaming segment with 3D V-Cache parts may have a small advantage.

Intel’s Raptor Lake CPUs are expected to launch later this year. We also covered the complete game, synthetic and workload references for Intel’s flagship Core i9-13900K (ES3) CPU here and here.

News sources: Enthusiast Citizen (Bilibili), Videocardz

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