Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs and their performance shows how the chipmaker was able to retake the lead from AMD’s current Ryzen 7000 Series, in just one generation. Recently, a new leak seems to suggest that the brand’s non-K desktop CPU lineup is prepared to do the same, only this time, it’s against its predecessor.
The leak in question comes from a Twitter user who goes by the handle chi11eddog (@g01d3nm4ng0), and technically contains the performance metrics of the non-K 13th Gen CPUs. Specifically, they are graphs from Cinebench R23’s single-core and multi-core tests and more to the point, the tests were conducted on a total of five CPUs.
The non-K 13th Gen CPUs on the list are the 13900, 13700, 13600, 13500, and the 13400, which are essentially every CPU under the Core i9, i7, and i5 SKUs. On the multi-core test, the 13th Gen processors clearly have an edge over their 12th Gen Alder predecessors. The 13500, specifically, shows a performance improvement of up to 64% on the test, with the 2nd highest-performing CPU being the 13600.
On the single-core test, the 13th Gen’s 13900 was very clearly the CPU that has the most gains, with a 10% increase in performance over the last generation’s 12th Gen 12900. Overall, the worst-performing CPU on this list is the 12500, but that being said, it is still relatively decent. However, the 13900 of Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake is expected to run 500MHz faster than the 12900 and also has eight more E-Cores than its predecessors. So, it really doesn’t come as a surprise that it would perform significantly better on the multi-core tests too.
As for when we can expect to see all five of these CPUs, Intel is expected to the launch its non-K 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs on 3 January, which is also when CES 2023 kicks off in Las Vegas. What makes them all that more appealing is that, while not overclockable, they all have a default TDP of 65W, nearly half of what their K-powered counterparts draw. At the same time, the chipmaker is also expected to announced its new B760 motherboard series.
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