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Core i5-13500 ES CPU beats Core i5-12500 by more than 50 per cent

by on05 December 2022

Mid-range Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake processor looks worthwhile

A rather depressed-looking BiliBili content creator has posted a video showcasing an engineering sample of Intel's upcoming mid-range Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake processor and what it can do in Cinebench R23 and CPU-Z.

If the numbers are right the performance characteristics of the new CPU can manage a  56 per cent multi-threaded performance advantage over its Core i5-12400 Alder Lake predecessor.

The Core i5-13500 engineering sample features a single-core turbo frequency of 4.8 GHz or 4.9 GHz - depending on the monitoring software , and an all-core frequency of 4.4 GHz. The efficiency cores peak at 3.4 GHz, with all cores going down to 3.3 GHz.

The Core i5-13500 core count features the same 6 P-core and 8 E-core combinations as the higher-up Core i5-13600K. It is an upgrade from Intel's Alder Lake predecessor, the Core i5-12500, which lacked efficiency cores. However, compared to the Core i5-12600K, the Core i5-13500 still has a core count advantage with two more E-cores.

In Cinebench R23 the chip in the Bilibili video has a multi-threaded score of 19,891 points -- 56 per cent performance improvement for the Core i5-13500 compared to the Core i5-12500, which scores 12,678 points in the same benchmark.

In CPU-Z's benchmark, the Core i5-13500 pulling out a score of 8,222 points in the multi-threaded benchmark, and is 61 per cent faster than the official Core i5-12500 multi-threaded CPU-Z score of 5,108 points.

Single-threaded results are not that great with the Core i5-13500 pulling out a nine per cent lead over the Core i5-12500 in Cinebench R23, with a score of 1,901 vs. Tech Notice's score of 1,736 for the Core i5-12500.

It looks like Intel's decision to add a full eight E-cores to its budget-end Core i5-13500 is providing Intel's mid-range offering a serious performance jump over its Alder Lake predecessor. 


Last modified on 05 December 2022
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