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Intel’s 13th Gen Core i5-13600K is Nearly 2x Faster than the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X [GB5 Leak]

Another benchmark of Intel’s upcoming 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors has surfaced in the form of a Geekbench 5 result. The sample in question consists of the Core i5-13600K, a qualification sample (QS) by the looks of it. This budget SKU features six P-cores (Raptor Cove) and eight E-cores (Gracemont) for a total of 14 cores, more than twice as much as the 11600K released just over a year ago. Through the course of the benchmark, the CPU ran at a boost clock of 5.1GHz, 200MHz higher than its predecessor.

Benchmark source: Geekbench 5 (via: @harukaze)

In the single-threaded benchmark, the Core i5-13600K is 25% and 8.5% faster than the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i5-12600K, respectively. Rather impression considering that it’s essentially a refresh with more cores and cache.

The 13600K is even more impressive in the multi-threaded test, beating the Ryzen 5 5600X by nearly 2x while nipping at the heels of the Ryzen 9 5950X. We’re looking at a $300 part offering comparable performance to a $700 flagship. Compared to its predecessor, there’s a 38% improvement in multi-threaded performance, all the while eclipsing the Core i7-12700K.

A word of caution. Geekbench is highly sensitive to memory. Therefore, don’t expect the same levels of performance in real-world workloads. The increased L2 cache per core and the shared L3 cache along with the use of faster DDR5 memory are substantially contributing to the scores in this case.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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