An engineering sample of the promising Intel Core i7-13700K processor has been spotted in the Geekebnch benchmark. The CPU scored 2090 points in the single-threaded test and 16542 points in the multi-threaded one. This was enough to outperform both the Core i7-12700K and the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X.
It is important to note that the Core i7-13700K was tested with DDR4 memory, not DDR5 – with it the result will be higher, judging by the tests of the same Core i5-13600K. The ASRock Z690 Steel Legend motherboard served as the basis for the test platform.
The Core i7-12700K scores 1856 and 14102 on Geekbench in single and multi-threaded tests, respectively. The Core i7-13700K is noticeably faster both as an engineering sample and with DDR4 memory. True, it should be noted that it has more cores: 8 large and 8 small, which ultimately gives 24 threads. The Core i7-12700K has 8 large and 4 small cores, 20 threads. Also, the Core i7-13700K has a higher maximum frequency – 5.3 GHz versus 5.0 GHz for the Core i7-12700K. In general, in terms of parameters, the Core i7-13700K is close to the current flagship Core i9-12900K – it also has 16 cores with support for 24 threads. The maximum frequency is 5.2 GHz.
With these specs, it’s no surprise that the Core i7-13700K is faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X in both single and multi-threaded tests.