Lets get started with intel. We’ve talk a lot about raptor lake over the last couple of weeks. That’s because engineering samples have been popping up left and right. But it was always the same CPU. always the highest end. The 13900k. Obviously, this isnt the intel CPU that most people would buy. Or even the best value for your money.
For example, Right now on the 12th generation, the 12400F and 12600K are the best bang for your buck. Even when compared to AMD’s offerings. So what is intel going to bring to the 13th generation in that bracket.
Well, now we know thanks to another leak coming from china! Enthusiastic citizen, a leaker which keeps gettings his hands on next gen products just got an Engineering sample of the 13600K, and he clocked it to match a Qualifying sample of the same chip. So thats 5.1Ghz for all the Performance cores and 4Ghz for the E cores. Those are probably not final though since QS and ES samples are essentially the same thing.
So about that 13600K, Im not going to lie, if intel is going to keep the same price structure, AMD might be in trouble .
Anyways, going into that leak, we now know that intel is also going to double the E-Cores on that CPU. So instead of 10 cores, with 6P and 4E cores on the 12600K, we’re getting 6P cores and 8 E cores. So 14 cores and 20 threads.
The leaker tested the CPU in 2 benchmarks, CPUZ and Cinebench R23. In CPU Z, it scores 830 points in the single thread test and 10031 points in the multi core test.
That’s about 8% faster in single core compared to the 12600K and a massive 81% increase in the multi threaded test. There was also a cinebench run but the results were odd with the chip being 40% faster in multi core, but tanking it being 26% slower in single core.