Intel Raptor Lake Gets DDR5 Acceleration
Two Intel Raptor Lake processors were tested with DDR5 and DDR4 memory.
The new 16-core Core i7-13700K is now available on Geekbench, this time with DDR5 memory. The processor was tested with two almost identical motherboards: ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E (story here) and ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E/D5, the only difference is the supported memory.
According to the list, the new result was achieved with 32 GB of DDR5-5200 memory, while the previous result showed DDR4-3600. This change alone provided an almost 20 percent improvement in the multi-core Geekbench result, but also slightly reduced single-core performance.
Interestingly, just 2 days ago, a very similar leak appeared with a 14-core Core i5-13600K processor. No memory specs are listed here, unfortunately, but we do know that both platforms tested had either DDR5 or DDR4 memory. Once again, the DDR5 system was faster, but only by 11%.
Both leaks show the importance of DDR5 memory for synthetic testing and all memory related tests. We have yet to see how the difference in synthetic benchmarks compares to gaming performance.
The 24-core i9-13900K flagship processor has already been tested with DDR5 memory and is now at the top of the Geekbench rankings. All three K-series SKUs will be introduced in September and released in October, with other editions coming next January.
Read : Intel’s 13th generation “Raptor Lake-S” processor officially supports DDR-5600 and DDR4-3200 memory.
Geekbench via @BenchLeaks
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