Core i5-13600K & i7-13700K (ES): Raptor Lake gaming benchmarks revealed


First benchmarks from China compare Core i5-13600K and i7-13700K in the form of engineering samples (ES) in games with their direct predecessors Core i5-12600K and i7-12700K. The duel between the two hybrids is won by Raptor Lake with a plus of up to 14 percent.

Raptor Lake with DDR4 and DDR5 in game benchmarks< /h2>

The Chinese video-sharing platform Bilibili, the Chinese equivalent of YouTube, has surfaced the first benchmarks of two i5-13600K and i7-13700K engineering samples published by @ExtremePlayer, known for its authentic benchmarks with pre-production models .

  • Core i5-13600K (ES) Gaming benchmarks (DDR4-3600)
  • Core i5-13600K (ES) Gaming benchmarks (DDR5-5600)
  • Core i7-13700K (ES) Gaming benchmarks (DDR4-3600)
  • Core i7-13700K (ES) Gaming benchmarks (DDR5- 5600)

The Twitter user @harukaze5719 has clearly packed the results of the benchmarks into diagrams, which are further divided into DDR4 and DDR5. The new Core i 13000 series also has a memory controller for RAM of both generations.

Core i5-12600K vs. Core i5-13600K (ES) with DDR4 and DDR5 (image: @harukaze5719)

Game benchmarks and the synthetic benchmark suite 3DMark attest to this “Refresh” from Intel Alder Lake (test) up to 14 percent more performance at the top, but on average it's more like 6 to 8 percent.

Core i7-12700K vs. Core i7-13700K (ES) with DDR4 and DDR5 (Image: @harukaze5719)

All benchmarks were performed with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (test) and with 32 GB DDR4-3600 or DDR5-5600 on one ASRock Z690 Steel Legend or ASRock Z690 Steel Legend D5.

Core i7-13700K (ES) in 3DMark (image: @harukaze5719)

Even if the increases are still limited, the It should not be ignored that these are still engineering samples that are designed so that OEM customers can use them to evaluate their systems and not to set records in benchmarks.