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Core i5-13400 Outperforms Core i5-12400 By Over 20 Percent In Early Benchmarks

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.

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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.

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