Intel Core i5-13600KF multi-core performance fails to impress in maiden Geekbench appearance

By | 15/09/2022

Core i5-13600K Flexes Multi-Cadre Muscle in Geekbench, Nearly Matches Ryzen 5950X

Core i9-13900K QS tested

(Prototype credit: Intel)

Intel’s upcoming Core i5 Raptor Lake processors are shaping up to exist serious multi-threaded monsters against the best CPUs, according to new Geekbench v benchmarks shared on Twitter. Resident leaker @harukaze5719 shared two new Core i5-13600K benchmarks today, which showcases the new chip dominating its predecessor, the 12600K, and coming close to matching the score of AMD’south Ryzen ix 5950X flagship.

This isn’t the commencement fourth dimension we’ve seen this happen, a few days agone we reported on an engineering sample 13600K nearly matching the 5950X in CInebench R23 and in CPU-Z. Then with both benchmarks backing each other upwards, these performance numbers could exist legitimate estimations of the 13600K’s real-world synthetic performance, bold clock speeds don’t change.

Harukaze shared ii 13600K benchmarks, 1 running the flake on an Asus ROG Maximum Z690 Farthermost and another with the ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi. The Z690 Extreme scored the highest of the two with a single-threaded Geekbench 5 result of ii,012 points and a multi-threaded score of sixteen,054.

The ASRock results underperform by a little bit in the single-threaded results with a score of 1,980, but the performance disparity increases a lot more in the multi-threaded benchmark results with a score of 14,425 — an 11% reduction compared to the Z690 Farthermost. We aren’t sure what exactly is going on here, but it’due south safe to assume the Z690 Extreme is automatically tuning the 13600K’s ability limits higher or it is increasing the elapsing of the turbo boost limit (if there are any) since information technology is – afterwards all, Asus’ flagship motherboard designed for overclocking. ASRock’s Z690 Steel Legend on the other hand, is more of an entry-level/mid-range platform instead.

Nonetheless, these results are seriously impressive for a mid-range processor and a massive leap upwards from Intel’s current mid-range king, the Cadre i5-12600K. If we take the best performing 13600K results and compare them to Harukaze’s 12600K results, the 13600K is a whopping 38% faster in the multi-threaded score, and a respectable 8% faster in the single-threaded expanse.

Geekbench five Cadre i5 13600K Criterion Comparison from Harukaze5719
CPUs Single-Thread Multi-Thread
Core i5-13600K – Asus Z690 Farthermost 2012 16054
Cadre i5 13600K – AsRock Z690 Steel Fable WiFi 1980 14425
Core i5 12600K 1856 11608
Ryzen 9 5950X 1685 16506

This massive multi-core spring can be attributed to Intel’s new Raptor Lake microarchitecture, featuring an updated combination of P cores and E cores. This new combo will give 13th gen chips twice the amount of efficiency cores compared to Alder Lake. Giving the 13600K access to eight efficiency cores, for a k total of fourteen cores and twenty threads (E cores don’t take hyperthreading). The 12600K has only four Due east-cores for a total of ten cores in all.

Four small-scale cores don’t sound like a lot of actress power simply combined with Raptor Lake’s faster “Raptor Cove: cores, the multi-threaded gains are impressive, to say the least. The performance improvements on the 13600K are also enough to close the gap on AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X with xvi high-functioning Zen 3 cores, with a Geekbench 5 consequence just 3% backside the AMD role.

But there is also a take chances the 13600K could exist even faster if the clock speeds aren’t finalized. Current rumors speculate that the flagship Raptor Lake parts will feature clock speeds upwardly of 5.half dozen or 5.7 GHz, which would be the highest official clocks ever on a consumer processor. The 13600K clock speeds shown in these Geekbench 5 results peaked at just 5.1GHz, so in that location is definitely a chance Intel will increase clock speeds for the retail product.

Aaron Klotz is a freelance author for Tom’s Hardware US, roofing news topics related to reckoner hardware such every bit CPUs, and graphics cards.