New benchmarks for the Intel Core i7-13700T (35W Raptor Lake CPU) have leaked out, showing impressive performance numbers, and it is faster than the 105W Ryzen 7 5800X and 125W Core i5-12600K in the leaked benchmarks.
Intel Raptor Lake 13th generation CPUs will come in three types: K-series, non-K-series and T-series. K-series are unlocked designs with TDPs ranging from 125W (PL1) to 253W (PL2). Then there are non-K series parts with TDPs ranging from 65W (PL1) to 200W (PL2). Finally, there are the T-series SKUs, which are optimized for low-power devices and have a base TDP of 35W (PL1) and a maximum TDP of about 100W (PL2). The leaked sample we saw today is also a T-series part, dubbed the Intel Core i7-13700T.
The Intel Core i7-13700T CPU, which has been spotted by Benchleaks in various Geekbench 5 runtime data lists, shares the same core configuration as the other two Core i7-13700 SKUs. The difference is in the clock speed. The CPU has 16 cores (8 P-Cores + 8 E-Cores) and 24 threads, 30MB of L3 cache, and a base clock speed of 1.40GHz with boosted clock speeds up to 4.90GHz.
In terms of performance, the CPU scored 1939 points in the single-core test and 11564 points in the multi-core test within Geekbench 5. This means that the CPU is already on par with the previous generation Core i9-12900K under single-core load. In multi-core loads, the CPU ended up 11% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X and on par with the Core i5-12600K. In addition, the CPU is running on a DDR4 platform, which, given the additional cost of DDR5 motherboards and the potential for higher power consumption, is a concern for consumers looking for a low-power platform
This is a very nice demonstration of 35W parts, and even though the chip will end up with a maximum PL2 TDP of 106W (the same as the 12900T), the CPU will still be ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X, which has a maximum package power of 142W, and the 12600K, which has a PL2 rating of 150W.
Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake desktop CPUs, including the flagship Core i9-13900K, are expected to be available in October on the Z790 platform. These CPUs will be pitted against AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup, which will also launch in the fall of 2022. The initial Raptor Lake SKU will include only K-series chips, with non-K-series CPUs expected to launch soon after these chips and mainstream motherboards.