Intel Raptor Lake CPU delivers better minimum framerate than Alder Lake CPU in first gaming test
ExtremePlayer offers a gaming review of the upcoming 13th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 CPUs.
This isn’t ExtremePlayer’s first Lake Raptor test and certainly not the last. The reviewer has already published test results of up to three different Raptor Lake engineering samples: Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K/i7-13700K. This time it tests i7 and i5 processors in games.
The 13th Gen Core series will have more efficient (Gracemont) cores, higher clocks and higher PL1/PL2 power levels. Although the higher core count provides a boost in multi-threaded applications, it is the higher clock and maximum TDP that allows the 13th generation to deliver better performance, especially in games.
|Intel Core Raptor Lake Series Specifications Rumored|
|VideoCardz.com||Cores/Threads||Max Post Clock||TDP (PL1/PL2)||launch price
|Intel thirteenth generation Core “Raptor Lake”|
|Core i9-13900 K||TBC|
|Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake”|
The i7-13700K is a 16-core CPU that is said to have a boost of up to 5.4GHz. In synthetic tests, the Qualification Sample (QS) boosted up to 244 watts of power, about 50 watts over 12,700 A. The i5-13600K, on the other hand, features 14 cores (4 over 12,600K), but also around 300MHz clock and a higher PL2 of about 30W.
As before, the reviewer uses two motherboards: the ASRock Z690 Steel Legend in the DDR5 and DDR4 variants. These platforms are equipped with DDR5-6400 and DDR4-3600 memory respectively. Moreover, it compares the 13th generation Intel Core processors with their predecessors of the Alder Lake series: i7-12700KF and i5-12600K. Regarding the GPU, the MSI RTX 3090 Ti GAMING X TRIO is used.
Since ExtremePlayer’s charts are very detailed, hahahahahaha He came up with his own schemes, which in our opinion are more readable. Here one can immediately see that the new Raptor Lake CPUs are faster in every resolution, especially FHD and QHD, which are preferred for CPU-related tests. Note that only DDR4 platforms were used for these schemes.
While the average frame rate is only 7-9% at FHD resolution, the minimum frame rates have definitely improved for all resolutions. This is a 7% to 14% improvement depending on accuracy. The same improvement in minium FPS was observed in the 13900K test from the same references.
You can find more data by watching the embedded video below or by checking out the original summary charts made by ExtremePlayer himself.