Two Intel Raptor Lake CPUs Tested With DDR5 Memory

The Geekbench website has just released the latest CPU score for Intel’s Core i7-13700K 16-core CPU. The only difference this time is that it is with the DDR5 memory. Two identical motherboards have been used for the processor’s testing; the ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E/D5 and the ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E. The only difference between the two motherboards is that of the memory support.

Intel 13700K RAPTOR LAKE DDR5 vs DDR4

The listing says that the score was achieved with DDR5-5200 memory of 32 GB whereas the score that was released previously was with DDR4-3600. With the change in memory alone, there was a 20% improvement recorded in performance for the multi-core Geekbench score along with a considerable decrease in single-core performance.

Only 2 days ago, we came across a similar leak which featured the 14-core Core i5-13600K CPU. However, this one didn’t list down the specs of the memory. Regardless, we do know that both the platforms under testing featured either the DDR5 or the DDR4 memory. And quite obviously, the system featuring the DDR5 memory turned out to be 11% faster.

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From both the leaks we can see how important the DDR5 memory is for all memory-bound and synthetic tests. We are still waiting to see how synthetic benchmark difference is going to stack up with gaming performance.

Intel’s flagship 24-core i9-13900K has also been tested with DDR5 memory and it has rightly earned its place at the top of the ranking at Geekbench. The K-Series SKUs will all be revealed in September and will be ready to launch in October.