The first benchmarks of the Core i5-13400 have surfaced. These numbers are courtesy of an Indonesian tech publication, Jawara (via: WCCTech). The 10-core CPU was tested across three content creation workloads: Cinebench R23, Blender, and Adobe Premier, showing a 30% improvement over its predecessor:
Pitting it against AMD’s offerings, we immediately see a notable deficit between the Ryzen 5 and 13th Gen Core i5 offerings. The i5-13400 beats the newly launched Ryzen 5 7600X in both the single-core and multi-core Cinebench benchmark. This means that, like the 13600K, it’ll be faster than most Ryzen chips in gaming workloads while eking out solid wins in content creation as well.
The Core i5-13400 should cost somewhere between $200-230, making it nearly $100 cheaper than the Ryzen 5 7600X. If these benchmarks are any indication, it’ll give the Zen 4 chips a run for their money. I don’t see any way out for AMD besides a permanent price cut for the Ryzen 7000 lineup.