Benchmarks for Intel’s Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake CPU were leaked, revealing a significant multi-threading boost over its predecessor. The benchmarks were obtained by Bilibili content maker, 歪嘴多迪, who obtained ES samples of the Intel Core i5-13500 and Core i5-13400 ahead of their introduction next month.
The Raptor Lake portfolio will include Intel’s Core i5-13500 CPU, which has 6 Performance Cores and 8 Efficiency Cores for a total of 14 cores and 20 threads. This is the same number of threads as the Intel Core i7-12700K, however, the Alder Lake CPU has more Performance Cores. The chip also includes 24 MB of L3 cache and 11.5 MB of L2 cache.
The Intel Core i5-13500 CPU maintains clock speeds of 4.4 GHz all-core and up to 4.9 GHz single-core for the P-Cores, while the E-cores run at 3.3 GHz base and 3.4 GHz peak frequencies. According to previously reported specifications, the processor will have a base speed of 2.5 GHz and a boost clock of 4.8 GHz.
The Intel Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake Desktop CPU was tested on an ONDA B660M motherboard with a pair of DDR4-3600 memory modules, but owing to a BIOS error, the CPU could only use DDR4-3200 speeds. The CPU has a 65W PL1 TDP and should jump to more than 125W at its maximum power profile.
The Intel Core i5-13500 CPU appears to be a beast of a budget chip in terms of performance.
In multi-threaded workloads, it provides over 50% performance benefits in both the CPU-z and Cinebench R23 evaluations. In single-core benchmarks, the chip provides a 7-10% boost, which is impressive given that the CPU will cost almost the same as its predecessor.
The Intel Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake CPU seemed to settle around 69-72C while using a dual-tower heatsink with a single-sided fan. The maximum power usage was 165W, but only when the Furmark CPU stress test was utilised. Power consumption in gaming workloads will be about 100W or even lower. There’s also a problem in AIDA64 that shows the chip hovering about 111C, yet the chip never throttled and all cores were running at significantly lower temps. Given the chip’s ES2 design, such flaws are to be expected.
Because customers would be able to run the chip on any LGA 1700 socketed motherboard with both DDR5 and DDR4 support, it is expected to become one of the most popular gaming chips and a very competitive chip in the sub-$250 US pricing category. We recently mentioned in our exclusive that the Intel B760 motherboards and Non-K 13th Gen CPUs will be available at CES 2023 on January 3rd, so stay tuned for additional details.