Indonesian stores start selling (opens in new tab) Intel’s unannounced Core i5-13400 processor. Its specs and price have been revealed. in the meantime, Jawara Media (opens in new tab) shows early performance numbers for the product, which seems to deliver a noticeable performance boost over its direct predecessor, the Core i5-12400, due to having more cores and higher clocks. Additionally, the new part stands out for multi-threaded workloads. But there are pitfalls.
Intel Core i5-13400 (opens in new tab) is a 6+4 core unit (6 high-performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores) with a base clock of 2.50 GHz, a boost clock of 4.60 GHz, and 20MB of L3 cache.Comparison with its predecessor Core i5-12400 (opens in new tab) — This new processor has 4 “extra” cores, a 200 MHz higher boost clock, and an additional 2 MB of L3 cache. The price of the CPU is 4.071.000 Indonesian Rupiah, equivalent to approximately $226, excluding VAT. $226 is well within Intel’s recommended customer price range of $211 to $221 for the Core i5-12400.
Why would you want Intel’s Core i5-13400 other than having 4 “extra” energy efficient cores and not officially released by the company? It’s the only 13th Generation Core from Intel to use C0 silicon. The CPU is officially a 65W part and comes with a locked multiplier. So it’s not an easily overclockable part. There may still be BCLK overclocking options (opens in new tab)but this part is unknown at the moment as no one has tried it with this particular CPU model and a different die.
Performance wise the Core i5-13400 — at least its C0 die version (CPU-Z still recognizes it as Raptor Lake for obvious reasons) — dwarfs its predecessor, largely due to the additional “efficiency” cores It seems to provide a more visible performance improvement than .
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The Core i5-13400, which is likely to be announced at CES next month, has been listed in Indonesia and has been tested in select applications. Remember that you are dealing with preliminary information.
In Cinebench R23, the new Core i5-13400 is about 5.5% faster in single-threaded performance (obvious given clocks and cache). Yet, according to results obtained by Jawara Media, its multithreading score is as much as 29% higher than his progenitor. Similarly, Blender, another multi-threaded heavy workload, is 22% faster than its predecessor. For H.264 1080p export video in Adobe Premier, the newer gives 23% better results because this workload explicitly uses multi-threading.
Performance is significantly improved, but at least based on Jawara Media’s data, adding more cores and clocks will increase power consumption. For example, the upcoming Intel Core i5-13400 has a maximum processor power of 86W, which is 20W higher than the i5-12400 part. On the other hand, Jawara Media used a fairly advanced NZXT T120 HF air cooler, resulting in increased CPU temperatures.