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

Intel's i5-13600K competes with AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X in leaked benchamrk

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.

Intel's i5-13600K competes with AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X in leaked benchamrk

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. 

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21-07-2022, 13:55:45

i can be wrong but was geekbench not critizised for favoring intel in general?

and it is a benchmark that historically favors "burst" workloads vs "sustained" workloads. so intel will have less a power draw issue and potential throtteling.

personally i never gave much about geekbench.

people say cinebench is not relevant... but in my case it is.
as it showcases render performance quite good.

PC Perspective did a similar comparison both versions of the benchmark on a pair Intel and AMD-based PCs and the differences are rather drastic — showing a much higher relative performance of the Intel-based platforms than the AMD platforms.

While there does seem to be some significant improvements in Geekbench 5, it appears to be less of system-level benchmark than before and even appears to have added some biases that did not exist in previous versions. Tirias Research would still recommend using it as part of a suite of benchmarks, but we have some concerns about the overall value of the new benchmark and recommend questioning anyone just quoting the Geekbench 5 scores.

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