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.