Intel Core i7-13700K core count and boost clock confirmed by Geekbench listing
So far, two Intel Raptor Lake processors, namely the Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K have shown up on multiple benchmarking platforms. The listings confirm several key specs of the processors, such as their core count, maximum boost clocks, cache, etc. They have now been joined by the Intel Core i7-13700K, which has just made its Geekbench debut.
The 13th-generation processor scored 2,090 and 16,542 on the single and multi-core tests. In contrast, the previous-generation Core i7-12700K scored 1,840 and 15,440 in the benchmark. The Intel Core i7-13700K's performance gains are consistent with other Raptor Lake SKUs, which will feature new Raptor Cove performance cores, but reuse the same Gracemont efficiency cores.
Specs-wise, the Intel Core i7-13700K appears to be a step above the Core i5-13600K, complete with eight P cores and eight E cores. However, its performance core's boost clock is a bit higher at 5.38 GHz. The test rig ran 32 GB of DDR4 3,600 RAM, and the processor will certainly perform better with DDR5 memory.
The Intel Core i7-13700K's Geekbench appearance paints a vivid picture of what the entire Raptor Lake lineup could bring to the table. On the other hand, AMD's Zen 3-based Ryzen 7000 series of processors have been a lot more elusive. One leak showed the mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X outperforming the Ryzen 9 5950X, so it'll be interesting to see how it fares against similarly-specced 13th-generation Intel SKUs.