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Intel Core i7-13700KF showcases beastly performance against the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Core i7-12700K in valid Geekbench entry

Intel Core i7-13700K is reportedly a 16-core/24-thread CPU. (Source: Victoria_Borodinova on Pixabay and Intel-edited)
Intel Core i7-13700K is reportedly a 16-core/24-thread CPU. (Source: Victoria_Borodinova on Pixabay and Intel-edited)
After AMD revealed the Zen 4 processors and their estimated performance against the Intel Alder Lake chips, all eyes are now on Intel Raptor Lake CPUs. If recent Geekbench listings of the Core i9-13900K and now the Core i7-13700KF are accurate, Team Blue looks set to meet the Zen 4 challenge head-on.

Intel is reportedly launching the 13th gen Raptor Lake processors on September 27 with the parts appearing on store shelves starting October 20. But even when we are this close to launch, the information for the 13th gen CPUs keeps on pouring out. Thanks to BenchLeaks, we now have our first look at the possible performance of the Intel Core i7-13700KF.

The Core i7-13700KF sample in discussion visited Geekbench yesterday for a set of valid single-core and multi-core runs. The processors ran on an ASUS ROG MAXIMUMS Z690 HERO motherboard under a “High performance” power plan. Unfortunately, we only have rudimentary information regarding the clock speeds and the memory kit as the CPU operated at a base frequency of 3.40 GHz and featured 32 GB of memory of unspecified type. The maximum frequency mentioned on Geekbench (31,952 MHz) is clearly a typo.

Compared to the Geekbench 5 performance of the Core i9-13900K that leaked recently, we can see that the Core i7-13700KF is roughly 5% slower in single-core (2,065 points) and lags by 24% in multi-core (18,402 points). While the single-core performance difference can be due to slower clocks, the multi-core difference is likely because the Core i7-13700KF packs 8 fewer cores than the Core i9-13900K.

Moving on, based on our median single and multi-core Geekbench 5 readings of the 12th gen Core i9-12900K, the Core i7-13700K is 6% faster in single-core with a measly 3.2% lead in multi-core over the Alder Lake part. In essence, the Core i7-13700KF outperformed, albeit slightly, the flagship 12th gen chip which is commendable.

It would be a disservice to only pit the Raptor Lake Core i7 against top-of-the-line parts and not its immediate predecessor. Unsurprisingly, Core i7-13700K vs the Core i7-12700K competition is a decidedly one-sided affair with the 13th gen CPU pummeling the 12th gen part in both single-core and multi-core tests with a 12% and 32.5% lead respectively.

AMD officially announced the Zen 4 CPUs on August 29 and shortly after we got our first Geekbench 5 showcase of the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X where the chip scored 2,217 in single-threaded and 24,396 in the multi-threaded benchmark. Based on these scores, the Core i7-13700KF is 7% slower in single-core and falls behind by 25% in multi-core tests.

Finally, the Core i7-13700KF destroys the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 9 5950X in both single-core and multi-core tests. Per our median Geekbench 5 scores of the AMD chips, the Raptor Lake CPU enjoys a 23% and 25% single-core performance bump over the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 9 5950X respectively. The multi-core lead of the Core i7-13700KF is even wider with an astounding gain of 67% against the Ryzen 7 5800X and a respectable 15% lead over the Ryzen 9 5950X.

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Core i7-13700KF on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench)
Core i7-13700KF on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench)

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BenchLeaks, Geekbench, Teaser Image: Victoria_Borodinova on Pixabay and Intel (edited)

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-09- 1 (Update: 2022-09- 1)