The Intel i5-13600K ES3 Upto 40% Faster than Last Generation

Intel’s upcoming generation of CPUs will be based off of the ‘Intel 7 process‘ which is 10nm process node, carrying the codename ‘Raptor Lake‘. The i5-13600K ES3 (Third Engineering Sample) from the upcoming Raptor Lake series has been allegedly benchmarked running at the same frequency as the QS (Qualfication Sample). 

According to ECSM_Official from Bilibili, the processor has been fine tuned to run at the same speeds as the QS. The actual ES3 variant has the Performance Cores clocked at 5.1/4.9 GHz whereas the Efficient Gracemont cores are running at 3.9 GHz. In the QS sample, these speeds are a bit higher so ECSM slightly overclocked the Performance Cores to 5.1 GHz and the smaller Efficient cores to 4.0 GHz to match the QS sample.

i5-13600K in CPU-Z | ECSM 

As you can see in the CPU-Z screenshot above, the i5-13600K features 6 Performance Cores and 8 Efficiency Cores for a total of 14 Cores/20 Threads which is higher than the Alder Lake based i5-12600K’s 10 Cores/16 Threads. Intel’s big.LITTLE hybrid CPUs don’t feature hyperthreading on the E-Cores, that’s why this CPU only has 20 threads.


Note on the CPU | ECSM

The total power consumption is about 173W while the CPU core voltage is at 1.31V, showing there is a lot of room for more efficiency. ECSM states that the final release variant may have TDP of around 160W which is 10W higher than the i5-12600K’s Maximum Turbo Power of 150W

i5-13600K in AIDA64 | ECSM

Performance breakdown

Moving on to the actual performance of this chip, the i5-13600K scores 24420 points in the Multi-Core test and 1387 points in the Single-Core test inside Cinebench. The i5-12600K scores 17660 and 1918 points in the same test, respectively. So, the 13th Gen CPU is 38% faster in Multi-Core, but 27% slower in Single-Core than its 12th Gen counterpart. This inconsistency is yet to be explained.

i5-13600K in Cinebench | ECSM

CPU-Z puts the i5-13600K 27% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X in Single-Core (830 vs 648) testing and 15% slower in Multi-Core (10031 vs 11906) tests. This shows that Zen 4 may still have the lead in multi-threaded tasks however being an ES3 sample, the i5-13600K is expected to show improvement upon final release. But, due to the discrepancy in the Cinebench benchmarks, take these leaks with a grain of salt.

i5-13600K vs R9-5950X | ECSM
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