Core i7-13700 Shows Higher Single-Threaded Performance Than Core i9-12900K
With Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors close at hand, more leaked benchmarks are emerging.On this occasion, a hardware leaker Tum_Apisak (opens in new tab) The chipmaker has revealed several non-K SKUs including the Core i7-13700, Core i5-13500 and Core i5-13400.
The Core i7-13700 uses 16 cores and 24 threads. The 65W Raptor Lake chip will have 8 P cores and 8 E cores with the former reportedly running at a base clock of 2.1 GHz. Same P-core base clock as the current Core i7-12700. The Core i7-13700’s boost clock speed is currently unknown, but current trends indicate that it may be lower than its Alder Lake counterpart. However, the Core i7-13700 has 4 more E-cores than the Core i7-12700.
According to PassMark, the Core i7-13700 (4,347 CPU mark) delivered up to 3.3% higher single-threaded performance than the Core i9-12900K. Additionally, the Core i7-13700 showed a 10.1% improvement when compared to the Core i7-12700 (3,947 CPU mark).
The Core i7-13700 showed strong single-threaded performance, but the 65W chip couldn’t compete in multi-threaded scenarios. The Core i9-12900K (41,403 CPU mark) outperformed the Core i7-13700 (34,431 CPU mark) by a margin of 20.2% in multithreaded workloads. From a generational perspective, the Core i7-13700 only offered 9.7% higher multithreaded performance than the Core i7-12700 (31,388 CPU mark).
Intel Raptor Lake non-K specs*
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*Specifications are unconfirmed.
The Core i5-13500 and Core i5-13400 also appeared in PassMark’s database. Unfortunately, no comparable results were available. In terms of upgrades, the Core i5-13500 and Core i5-13400 have two more E-cores than the Core i5-12500 and Core i5-12400 respectively. On the other hand, the clock speed did not increase.
The Core i5-13500’s P-core seems to have a base clock that is 500 MHz lower than the Core i5-12500. Additionally, the Raptor Lake chip also showed a lower boost clock of 100 MHz. For the Core i5-13400, the 14-core portion is reported to retain the same base clock of 2.5 GHz as the Core i5-12400. However, Intel seems to have reduced the boost clock of the Core i5-13400 by 300 MHz.
The Raptor Lake processors feature Intel’s Raptor Cove cores. This can be seen as an optimized version of Golden Cove. The next-gen chip retains the same Gracemont cores as Alder Lake but doubles the amount of E cores as his. Raptor Lake will also show off larger L2 and L3 caches. That’s a long list of improvements, and it won’t be long before we see just how much more performance Raptor Lake can offer than Alder Lake.