The Core i5-13500 is one of the best CPUs according to early benchmarks. BiliBili content creator recently posted a video Exhibition of engineering samples (opens in new tab) What You Can Do with Intel’s Upcoming Mid-Range Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake Processors and Cinebench R23 and CPU-Z. The performance characteristics of the new CPU are impressive, and thanks to the Raptor Lake chip’s inclusion of eight additional efficiency cores, the chip boasts a whopping 56% more multi-threaded performance than its Core i5-12400 Alder Lake predecessor. boasts advantages.
According to the Bilibili video, the Core i5-13500 engineering sample features a single-core turbo frequency of 4.8 GHz or 4.9 GHz, and an all-core frequency of 4.4 GHz, depending on the monitoring software shown. Core efficiency peaks at 3.4 GHz and all cores drop to 3.3 GHz.
The Core i5-13500’s most important upgrade might be its core count. It will reportedly feature the same combination of 6 P cores and 8 E cores as the higher-end Core i5-13600K. This was a massive upgrade from Intel’s Alder Lake predecessor, the Core i5-12500, which lacked efficiency cores. However, compared to the Core i5-12600K, the Core i5-13500 has two more E-cores, giving it a core count advantage.
This significant increase in core count is clearly visible in Cinebench R23. Bilibili Video’s chip achieves a multithreaded score of 19,891 points. This represents a whopping 56% performance improvement for the Core i5-13500 compared to the Core i5-12500 which scored 12,678 points in the same benchmark. technical notice (opens in new tab).
In CPU-Z’s benchmark, the results are even more impressive, with the Core i5-13500 pulling out a score of 8,222 points in the multi-threaded benchmark, which is 61% faster than CPU-Z’s benchmark. Official Core i5-12500 Multithreaded CPU-Z score of 5,108 points.
The single-threaded results are less impressive, with the Core i5-13500 beating the Core i5-12500 by 9% in Cinebench R23, showing a score of 1,901 versus the Core i5’s 1,736 Tech Notice score. 12500. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the CPU-Z single-threaded results because the quality of the video was too blurry to see details.
Nevertheless, these chips are typically clocked lower than production models, so a 9% lead isn’t bad for an engineering sample. As a result, we could see significant increases in single-threaded performance and clock speeds in full production models compared to what we’re seeing today.
But the Core i5-13500’s most impressive result is definitely due to its multi-core results. Intel’s decision to add all 8 of his E-cores to the budget-constrained Core i5-13500 offers Intel’s midrange offering and significantly more performance than its Alder Lake predecessor is improving. However, it remains to be seen if the Core i5-13500 will make a significant leap in gaming performance.