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Intel Core i5-13420H

Intel i5-13420H

The Intel Core i5-13420H is a mid-range mobile CPU for laptops based on the Raptor Lake-H series (Alder Lake architecture). It was announced in early 2023 and offers 4 of the 6 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 4 of the 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 16 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.1 to 4.6 GHz (single core boost, all core up to 4.5 GHz) on the performance cluster and 1.5 to 3.4 GHz on the efficient cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 12 MB L3 cache. 


Thanks to the higher clock speeds of the improved Intel 7 process, the Core i5-13420H can surpass the old Core i5-12450H (e.g., + 200 MHz boost).


The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-5200 (up from DDR5-4800 of the i5-12500H). The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance. For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2). Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware. The CPU now supports PCIe 5.0 x8 for a GPU and two PCIe 4.0 x4 for SSDs.

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 48 of the 96 EUs (Execution Units).

The CPU is rated at 45 W base power (95 W PL2) but most laptops will use a PL1 of around 60 Watt. The SoC is manufactured in a further improved 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

SeriesIntel Raptor Lake-H
CodenameRaptor Lake-H

Series: Raptor Lake-H Raptor Lake-H

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Intel Core i5-13420H « 1.5 - 4.6 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock Rate1500 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache704 KB
Level 2 Cache8 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesThread Director
GPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs ( - 1400 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/04/2023
Product Link (external)


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
39.5 pt (55%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1815 Points (11%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
13.3 fps (23%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
422.7 s (2%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
7053 points (96%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
31808 points (77%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
47.1 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
11.6 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
8.2 Watt (9%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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