As typical, the nearer we get to a product launch, the extra leaks we see. Intel’s Thirteenth-generation Core household, codenamed Raptor Lake, is predicted to be introduced in September, and may have accomplished manufacturing awhile again. It’ll launch with its personal new chipset and line of motherboards after all, however it’s additionally going to fit into extant Alder Lake boards. As a end result, we’re form of drowning in leaks from the upcoming CPU sequence.

We’ve already seen leaks of the top-end Core i9-13900K, most just lately from Chinese YouTuber ExtremePlayer. We’ve additionally just lately seen a few leaks of the top-of-midrange Core i5-13600K. What we hadn’t seen till now’s the Core i7, which is the topic of as we speak’s leak.

The leak comes within the type of a Geekbench take a look at on the processor. Notably, this end result comes from what seems to be the identical machine because the ASRock outcomes from the 13600K benchmark yesterday. That’s apparently as a result of each outcomes had been additionally from Mr. ExtremePlayer, not less than if this tweet is to be believed.
Graph from @harukaze5719 on Twitter.

Comparing the brand new end result to the graph from yesterday, we see a fair larger single-core rating of 2090, whereas the multi-core rating is simply very barely improved over the 13600K at 16542.

The solely distinction in core configuration between the 2 is the introduction of one other pair of P-cores, giving it 8 P-cores and eight E-cores just like the Core i9-12900K. We’d anticipate an additional two P-cores to make a much bigger distinction than that in multi-threaded efficiency, however it’s attainable that the benchmark is working up towards an influence limitation.

Of specific be aware is that the 16542 multi-core rating outpaces the Ryzen 9 5950X. Multi-core efficiency has been AMD’s bread and butter for a very long time, however Intel has by no means been far behind. We already knew that the 24-core Core i9-13900K may outpace the Ryzen 9 5950X, however to see the Core i7 mannequin doing it too is fairly fascinating.

Of course, there isn’t any telling how a lot energy the Core i7-13700K was drawing in the course of the benchmark. There’s additionally the little matter of AMD’s Zen 4 processors, that are anticipated to launch inside a month of Raptor Lake. We’ve stated it many occasions within the final couple of months, however the finish of this 12 months goes to be an enormous leap ahead for desktop PC efficiency. All we will do is wait—however do not hold your breath. It’ll be a couple of months, in spite of everything.