Two Intel Raptor Lake CPUs tested with DDR5 memory

The Geekbench website 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 were used for testing the processor; 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 memory support.

The listing says that the score was achieved with DDR5-5200 memory of 32 GB, while the score released earlier was with DDR4-3600. Just from the change in memory alone, there was a 20% performance increase for the multi-core Geekbench score, along with a significant decrease in single-core performance.

Just 2 days ago, we encountered a similar leak with the 14-core Core i5-13600K CPU. However, it did not mention the specifications of the memory. Anyway, we know that both platforms under test have either the DDR5 or the DDR4 memory. And it is clear that the system with the DDR5 memory turned out to be 11% faster.

From both leaks we can see how important DDR5 memory is for all memory-bound and synthetic tests. We’re still waiting to see how the synthetic benchmark difference will compare to game performance.

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

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