Intel Raptor Lake hits 6GHz speeds in sizzling benchmark

As the release of Intel Raptor Lake draws closer, we’re now seeing a plethora of benchmarks, specification leaks, and testing, all of which do a great job of fueling the hype for the next-gen processors. This time it is again the Intel Core i7-13700K that makes its appearance in two or three different tests. One thing is certain: it doesn’t just look, it sparkles.

The CPU appeared in a number of CPU-Z tests and achieved intensely high clock speeds. It even managed to hit 6 GHz, surpassing the tests done on the flagship of the lineup, the Core i9-13900K.


The screenshots, sent to VideoCardz by an anonymous source, show a 16-core next-gen Intel processor in its full, overclocked glory. As mentioned above, in one of the tests, the processor managed to hit the elusive 6GHz mark. To do this, the leaker disabled hybrid mode and enabled only the eight performance cores.

With this overclock, the processor managed to score 983 points in the single-core benchmark, but obviously disabling the small efficiency cores affected the multicore performance. While the single-core score turned out to be higher than the Core i9-13900K clocked at 5.5GHz, the multicore result of 7,814 points puts it at a disadvantage.

The processor was then retested without disabling the efficiency cores. This brought the clock speeds down a notch, but it also significantly improved the performance of the CPU-Z benchmark. In this test, the Core i7-13700K managed to reach 5.8 GHz across all performance cores, while the efficiency cores were clocked at 3.7 GHz. As a result, the single-threaded score was now 947, but the multithreaded test brought a huge improvement to 12,896. These advantages give the Core i7-13700K a 10% lead over the Core i9-13900K when tested at 5.5GHz, and 16% higher than the current flagship Core i9-12900K clocked at 5.2GHz.

In both cases, the screenshots were taken after the test, so don’t take the temperatures of 25-37 degrees C for granted. Multiple sources have already reported that Intel Raptor Lake could be an energy-guzzling beast, and that will certainly justify much higher temperatures. However, a third test (apparently from the same leaker) also emerged, and it shows the voltage and thermals during overclocking.

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As seen in a video posted on Twitter, the CPU was subjected to a Cinebench stress test when overclocked to 5.9GHz. During that benchmark it reached a voltage of 1.445V with temperatures up to 85 degrees C.

The CPUs in question are technical examples, so these tests cannot be considered completely accurate. Still, it certainly seems that Intel will give a big boost with Intel Raptor Lake. The processors are rumored to be released in October and will use the same socket as the current generation of Alder Lake CPUs.

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