AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Beats Intel’s Raptor Lake Core i7-13700K & Core i5-13600K CPUs In Gaming Benchmarks

Hassan Mujtaba
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AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X CPU has shown strong gaming performance against Intel's Core i7-13700K & i5-13600K Raptor Lake CPUs in leaked benchmarks.

Intel's Raptor Lake Core i7-13700K & Core i5-13600K CPUs Disappoint In Leaked Gaming Benchmarks, Lose To AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X

The latest benchmarks of Intel's Raptor Lake Core i7-13700K and Core i5-13600K CPUs come from Bilibili's content creator, Extreme Player. The leaker has already shown us benchmarks of the retail Raptor Lake CPUs including the Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K, and Core i5-13600K. For these latest benchmarks, Extreme Player put the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X to the test against Intel's current 12th Gen and upcoming 13th Gen CPUs.

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The test platform comprised a Gigabyte X670 AORUS Elite AX motherboard for the AMD platform and ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E/D5 motherboard for the Intel platform. Both motherboards support DDR5 memory and a pair of 16 GB DDR5-6400 CL40 memory from TeamGroup was used in the tests. The graphics card of choice was the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Gaming X Trio. During the testing, all CPUs were tested with DDR5-5200 profiles but the 7700X was additionally tested using a DDR5-6400 profile.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core "Zen 4" Desktop CPU

The AMD Ryzen 7 7700X is an 8-core and 16-thread part. AMD positions this as the sweet spot for gamers and as such, the CPU will feature a base clock of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of 5.4 GHz but at a lower 105W TDP (142W PPT). The CPU will get a 40 MB cache pool which consists of 32 MB L3 from the singular CCD &8 MB L2 from the Zen 4 cores.

Now one interesting thing to mention is that there is so far no update by AMD on a Ryzen 7 7800X chip. It is likely that AMD wants to replace that part with a successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If that was the case, we can expect an update later this year to the CPU lineup since the V-Cache parts have been confirmed for a late Q4 2022 launch by AMD themselves. The Ryzen 7 7700X is priced at $399 US and competes against the Core i7-12700K and the Core i7-13700K.

AMD Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop CPU Specs (Official):

CPU NameArchitectureProcess NodeCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost Clock (SC Max)CacheTDPPrices (USD)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950XZen 45nm16/324.5 GHz5.7 GHz80 MB (64+16)170W$699 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900XZen 45nm12/244.7 GHz5.6 GHz76 MB (64+12)170W$549 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7700XZen 45nm8/164.5 GHz5.4 GHz40 MB (32+8)105W$399 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600XZen 45nm6/124.7 GHz5.3 GHz38 MB (32+6)105W$299 US

Intel Core i7-13700K 16 Core Raptor Lake CPU Specs

The Intel Core i7-13700K CPU will be the fastest 13th-Gen Core i7 chip on offer within the Raptor Lake CPU lineup. The chip features a total of 16 cores and 24 threads. This configuration is made possible with 8 P-Cores based on the Raptor Cove architecture and 8 E-Cores based on the Grace Mont core architecture. The CPU comes with 30 MB of L3 cache and 24 MB of L2 cache for a total combined 54 MB cache. The chip was running at a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 5.40 GHz. The all-core boost is rated at 5.3 GHz for the P-Cores while the E-Cores feature a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz.

  • Core i7-13700K 8+8 (16/24) - 3.4 / 5.3 GHz - 54 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 244W (PL2)?
  • Core i7-12700K 8+4 (12/20) - 3.6 / 5.0 GHz, 25 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 190W (PL2)

Intel Core i5-13600K 14 Core Raptor Lake CPU Specs

The Intel Core i5-13600K features a total of 14 cores which include 6 P-Cores based on the Raptor Cove and 8 E-Cores based on current Gracemont cores. That's the same P-Core count as the Intel Core i5-12600K but the E-Core count has been doubled. So we are looking at a 40% core count bump and a 25% thread count bump vs the Alder Lake Core i5-12600K. The CPU comes with 24 MB of L3 and 20 MB of L2 cache for a combined total of 44 MB cache. Clock speeds are set at 3.5 GHz base, 5.2 GHz boost, and 5.1 GHz all-core boost while the E-Cores operate at 3.5 GHz base & 3.9 GHz boost clocks.

  • Core i5-13600K 6+8 (14/20) - 3.5 / 5.1 GHz - 44 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) /180W (PL2)?
  • Core i5-12600K 6+4 (10/16) - 3.6 / 4.9 GHz - 20 MB Cache, 125W (PL1) / 150W (PL2)

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S & 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S Desktop CPU Comparison (Preliminary):

CPU NameP-Core CountE-Core CountTotal Core / ThreadP-Core Base / Boost (Max)P-Core Boost (All-Core)E-Core Base / BoostE-Core Boost (All-Core)CacheTDPMSRP
Intel Core i9-13900K81624 / 323.0 / 5.8 GHz5.5 GHz (All-Core)TBD / 4.7 GHz4.3 GHz (All-Core)68 MB125W (PL1)
250W (PL2)?
TBA
Intel Core i9-12900K8816 / 243.2 / 5.2 GHz4.9 GHz (All Core)2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.7 GHz (All Core)30 MB125W (PL1)
241W (PL2)
$599 US
Intel Core i7-13700K8816 / 243.4 / 5.4 GHz5.3 GHz (All Core)3.4 / 4.3 GHzTBA54 MB125W (PL1)
228W (PL2)?
TBA
Intel Core i7-12700K8412 / 203.6 / 5.0 GHz4.7 GHz (All Core)2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 GHz (All Core)25 MB125W (PL1)
190W (PL2)
$419 US
Intel Core i5-13600K6814 / 203.5 / 5.2 GHz5.1 GHz (All-Core)3.5 / 3.9 GHzTBA44 MB125W (PL1)
180W (PL2)?
TBA
Intel Core i5-12600K6410 / 163.7 / 4.9 GHz4.5 GHz (All Core)2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.4 GHz (All Core)20 MB125W (PL1)
150W (PL2)
$299 US

The first game comparison we have is in Horizon Zero Dawn where the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X sits ahead of the Core i7-13700K by 4.5%, 7.5% ahead of the Core i5-13600K, and 11% ahead of the Core i5-12600K at 1080p on average. The lead is further extended when using higher-speed DDR5 memory such as the EXPO profile of the T-Force kit.

Intel Core i7-13700K & Core i5-13600K vs AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Gaming Benchmarks (Image Credits: Extreme Player):

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The second game is Red Dead Redemption 2 where the Ryzen 7 7700X was on par with the Core i7-13700K and the Core i5-13600K but a good 10 FPS faster than the Core i5-12600K at 1080p (avg). In  Far Cry 6, we see the Raptor Lake CPUs take a small lead over the Raptor Lake chips at 1080p but at higher resolutions, the AMD Zen 4 CPU offers better performance. Now the $399 US pricing for the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X doesn't seem so bad if we look at these benchmarks.

Intel may have the upper hand since its chips are compatible with both DDR5 & DDR4 platforms and they also have the cheaper motherboard options on the market. Furthermore, the 13600K CPU is priced around $50-$100 US cheaper while the 7700X is closer to the 13700KF in pricing. Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs will be launching next week so we will be getting some detailed gaming benchmarks soon and see if Intel is able to retain its gaming lead.

Intel Raptor Lake vs AMD Zen 4 Leaked Gaming Benchmarks (1080p)

CPU NameIntel Core i5-12600K (DDR5-5200)Intel Core i7-12700K (DDR5-5200)Intel Core i5-13600K (DDR5-5200)Intel Core i7-13700K (DDR5-5200)AMD Ryzen 7 7700X (DDR5-5200)AMD Ryzen 7 7700X (DDR5-6400)
APEX Legends 1080p Avg273.5275.6270.2291.6276.4295
CSGO 1080p Avg666.57749.91759.34777.67797841
Far Cry 6 1080p Avg126144153153137150
Horizon Zero Dawn 1080p Avg168174174179187192
Monster Hunter Rise 1080p Avg209.7208.7244.3238210.3236.6
Naraka Bladepoint 1080p Avg201.6199.9227218.9221.9241.1
PUBG 1080p Avg226.5293.6299.2320.3296.5331.2
Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p Avg150156162159160164
Perf Rating (Avg FPS)252275286291286306

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