Intel's i5-13600K competes with AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X in leaked benchmark
Raptor Lake looks like it will give AMD some strong competition within the mid-range CPU market
Published: 21st July 2022 | Source: Benchleaks |
Intel's i5-13600K is almost as fast as AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X in leaked multi-threaded benchmark
Benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Raptor Lake i5-13600K have leaked through Geekbench, showcasing strong performance for Intel's mid-range 14-core (6 P-Core + 8 E-Core) processor. These results are strong enough to give Intel's new i5 similar multi-threaded performance to AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD's current-generation flagship.
While AMD does plan to launch new Ryzen processors later this year in the form of their Zen 4 based Ryzen 7000 series, it looks like Intel is ready to deliver some strong competition with their planned 13th generation Raptor Lake processors. AMD will need to deliver a strong generational leap in CPU performance to best Intel, as their current performance lead in Geekbench 5 is significant.
In Geekbench, Intel's i5-13600K achieved a single-threaded score of 2012 and a multi-threaded score of 16054. For context, Geekbench's standard Ryzen 9 5950X achieves a single-threaded score of 1685 and a multi-threaded score of 16506. To put things another way, the i5-13600K has a 19.4% performance lead in single-threaded performance and is less than 500 points behind in multi-threaded performance. Remember that Intel has higher-end i7 and i9 Raptor Lake processors in the works, which should deliver even higher single-threaded and multi-threaded performance levels.
While AMD does promise to deliver strong IPC increases and higher core clock speeds with their new Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series processors, AMD will not be offering their customer higher core/thread counts. This limits the performance gains that AMD can achieve with their Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series processors, making the increased E-core counts of Intel's 13th generation processors highly significant.
Intel's new i5-13600K is shaping up to be a strong mid-range product for Intel, leaving AMD with little room to compete. That said, we do not know how Intel will price this processor, or how much AMD's competing Ryzen 7000 series CPUs will cost.