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Leaked Intel Core i5-13600K benchmarks highlight remarkable performance uplift over Alder Lake and Zen 3

The Intel Core i5-13600K has made its first appearance online (image via Intel)
The Intel Core i5-13600K has made its first appearance online (image via Intel)
The Intel Core i5-13600K has been benchmarked by a prolific BiliBili leaker. The CPU packs six performance cores clocked at 5.1 GHz and eight efficiency cores at 3.9 GHz. It managed to outperform the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench R23 and CPU-Z.

Intel is all set to unveil its 13th generation of Raptor Lake desktop processors later this year. As its launch date approaches, the CPUs have begun showing up online, with the Intel Core i9-13900K offering a remarkable performance uplift over the Core i9-12900K. Now, the mid-range Intel Core i5-13600K has been put through some benchmarks by Enthusiast Citizen on Bilibili.

The CPU in question is the third iteration of an engineering sample (ES3), although the leaker states that a qualifying sample (QS) will be tested soon. It consists of six Raptor Cove performance cores and eight Gracemont efficiency cores, four more than its predecessor, for a total of twenty threads. Although its rated TDP is 125 W, the processor can guzzle up to 173 Watts under load. That figure could go much higher with proper cooling and overclocking.

In CPU-Z's in-built benchmark, the Intel Core i5-13600K nets a single-core score of 830 and a multi-core score of 10,031. Both of these figures trade blows with the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (830 single-threaded/11,906 multi-threaded), which is used as a reference here. The performance core is clocked at 5.1 GHz and the efficiency core at 4.0 GHz. These values could change with the final product, but gives a decent approximation of how far Intel can push clocks.

In Cinebench R23's multi-core test, the Intel Core i5-13600K posts a multi-core score of 24,420 and 1,387 points in the single-core test. Enthusiast Citizen thinks that the latter is the result of some bug in the BIOS. The high multi-core score isn't surprising with the extra efficiency cores thrown in the mix. All in all, the Core i5-13600K is shaping up to be quite a formidable competitor for AMD's Zen 4 processors, especially in the mid range.

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Intel Core i5-13600K Cinebench R23 (image via Bilibili)
Intel Core i5-13600K Cinebench R23 (image via Bilibili)
Intel Core i5-13600K CPU-Z (image via Bilibili)
Intel Core i5-13600K CPU-Z (image via Bilibili)

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Anil Ganti, 2022-07-19 (Update: 2022-07-19)