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AMD Zen 4 vs Intel Raptor Lake Blender benchmark results paint the Core i5-13600K as the real value champion

Intel Raptor Lake family includes the K and the KF Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 SKUs. (Source: Gam-Ol on Pixabay, AMD, Intel-edited)
Intel Raptor Lake family includes the K and the KF Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 SKUs. (Source: Gam-Ol on Pixabay, AMD, Intel-edited)
New Blender benchmark results of the Intel Raptor Lake and AMD Zen 4 processors have surfaced, allowing us to pit Team Blue and Team Red against each other. The comparison proves quite well for the Intel Raptor Lake chips as they cost less than their AMD counterparts.

Intel announced the 13th gen Raptor Lake CPUs on September 27, almost a month after AMD took the wraps off the Zen 4 processors. Team Blue’s Raptor Lake portfolio includes the Core i9-13900K, the Core i7-13700K, and the Core i5-13600K. While we already have detailed reviews of the Ryzen 7000 processors, the Raptor Lake chips are still under embargo. So, independent, third-party Intel Raptor Lake vs AMD Zen 4 performance comparisons aren’t available yet. Fortunately, we’ve had a ton of leaks indicating the performance of Intel’s CPUs and new leaks keep coming out.

Courtesy of leaker @9550pro on Twitter, we have Blender benchmark results of the 13th gen Raptor Lake family as well as the AMD Zen 4 processors. The results, if accurate, make quite a strong case for the Core i5-13600K.

First, Intel’s flagship Core i9-13900K scored 557.66 points. AMD’s champ, the Ryzen 9 7950X, came out ahead by 9% with a score of 607.53. To put this into perspective, the Ryzen 9 7950X costs US$699, almost 19% more than the Core i9-13900K which comes in at US$589. So, AMD’s flagship seems like a bad deal based on the Blender data.

Moving on, the Core i7-13700K managed 429.7 points. Once again, AMD’s competing Ryzen 9 7900X came out ahead with a score of 462.39, an almost 8% increase. But, looking at the price tags of both chips, the Core i7-13700K appears like a much better deal as it costs 34% less at US$409 compared to US$549 of the Ryzen 9 7900X.

That said, the Core i5-13600K is the real champ of this Blender benchmark showdown. Although the Core i5-13600K costs 25% less than the Ryzen 7 7700X (US$319 vs US$399), it proved 17% faster than the Ryzen 7 7700X with 358.18 vs 305.51 points.

Finally, the Ryzen 5 7600X, the weakest Zen 4 processor, scored 234.65 points. At US$299, the processor isn’t a bad deal but it isn’t a value champ either once you factor in that the Core i5-13600K only costs US$20 more but performs much better.

In short, this preliminary Blender benchmark data makes a strong case for the value provided by the Intel Raptor Lake processors. All we have to do now is wait and see how accurate these results are once we get our hands on the Intel chips.

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Blender OpenData, @9550pro on Twitter, Teaser image: Gam-Ol on Pixabay, AMD, Intel (edited)

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-10-12 (Update: 2022-10-12)