Recently, on the Chinese forum Bilibili, a video review of one of the unannounced Intel Core i5 13500 13th generation processor samples has been published.
This video review focuses more on the technical performance, power consumption and temperature of the prototype Core i5 13500 processor with the model code Q8WH. The important thing is that this processor is neither the final version nor the quality control version, but one of the early engineering samples from the ES2 series. This means that the technical characteristics of this processor will have differences compared to the final 13500 processor that will make its way to the market.
14-core Core i5 13500 processor
The Core i5 13500 is a 14-core processor based on Alder Lake C0 silicon. This processor is a non-K series processor and its basic thermal power has been reduced to 65 watts. The 14 cores of this processor are in a configuration of 6 P cores and 8 E cores – that is a total of 14 cores and 20 threads. According to the information published so far, the increased frequency of this processor is 4.8 GHz, and the published review also confirms this issue.
During this review, the performance of the Core i5 13500 processor has been tested in various benchmarks. In the CPU-z benchmark, this processor was able to get a single-core (ST) score of 767 and a multi-core (MT) score of 8227.5. In the Cinebench R23 benchmark, the scores of this processor are 1901 and 19891, respectively. Now we can compare the scores of this processor, along with the scores of the Core i5 13400 processor, with the 12th generation Core i5 12500 processor:
- CPU-Z ST: +10%
- CPU-Z MT: +68%
- CB R23 ST: +6%
- CBR23 MT: +60%
- CPU-Z ST: +5%
- CPU-Z MT: +25%
As it turns out, the 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs have a significant improvement in the multi-core score over the 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs. Of course, this is not so strange – the Core i5 13500 processor has 8 more E-cores than the Core i5 12500 processor, and it is natural that its multi-core score is significantly improved.
In other words, a 60% increase in the number of threads from 12 to 20 corresponds to a 60% difference in the MT score of these two processors. On the other hand, the 13500 has four more E-cores than the 13400, and its multi-core score is 25% higher in CPU-z.
This test video has checked the maximum frequency of P and E cores of the Core i5 13500 processor in single-core and multi-core modes. In tests such as CPU Burner and AIDA64, the maximum frequency of only one P core in the 13500 processor reached 4.8 GHz. In the test of all cores, P and E cores reached the maximum frequencies of 4.4 and 3.2 GHz, respectively. Since the sample we are talking about is a prototype of the early ES2 series, these numbers may change in the final commercial version. It goes without saying that the maximum energy consumption of this processor reached 165 watts in multi-core mode.
Intel is going to officially introduce 13th generation non-K processors early next year during the CES 2023 event. This official introduction is closely followed by the release of new Intel B670 motherboards. Of course, the good news is that currently, it is possible to use 13th generation Intel processors on Asus B660 motherboards.
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