On the Chinese social media platform Bilibili, a content creator recently leaked benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Core i5 13500 Raptor Lake chip. The processor has shown promising results, outperforming its predecessor, the Core i5 12500, by more than 50%.
The most significant upgrade to the Core i5-13500 may be its core count, which reportedly includes the same 6 P-core and 8 E-core combinations as the Core i5-13600K. It represents a significant improvement over Intel’s Alder Lake predecessor, the Core i5-12500, which lacked efficiency cores. However, when compared to the Core i5-12600K, the Core i5-13500 has two more E-cores and a higher core count.
The Intel Core i5-13500 has surfaced online ahead of its official release, providing insight into the company’s Raptor Lake architecture. Even as an engineering sample, the Core i5-13500 outperformed the Core i5-12500 and AMD Ryzen 7 7700X in early benchmarks despite having 6 P cores and 8 E cores.
In multi-threaded workloads, it also delivered over 50% performance gains in both the CPU-z and Cinebench R23 benchmarks. In single-core benchmarks, the chip improves by 7-10%, which is impressive given that the CPU costs the same as its predecessor.
The core i5-13500 is a 14-core processor built on Alder Lake C0 silicon from a previous generation. More importantly, this CPU belongs to the non-K series, which has lowered the default TDP to 65W. This SKU has six Performance cores and eight Efficient cores, for a total thread count of twenty. According to the available information, this CPU has a boost clock of 4.8 GHz, which the early review confirmed.
Although Intel has not yet released The Core i5-13500, an engineering sample has already outperformed the Ryzen 7 7700X in Cinebench R23. Other Raptor Lake desktop processors, such as the Core i5-13400 and Core i5-13600KF, have previously been spotted. Intel is currently expected to announce Raptor Lake components next month at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.