The Web has published the first review of Core i7-13700K, Core i5-13600K processors. These have not been publicly presented yet.
Although most of the tests were performed in synthetic benchmarks there are some tests in real applications. The overall review is very extensive.
The new processors perform significantly better in multi-threaded tasks, according to tests. The increase in single-threaded is negligible, but it is significant in modern reality.
New CPUs are 30% faster than predecessors, on average. There are many applications that have a significant increase in speed, while others show a decrease of up to 40% or 60%.
This growth is much more than justifiable. This is due to increased frequencies and higher cache memory as well as a large number small cores. It is important to understand that both the technical process and the microarchitectures of small and large cores have remained the same. This means that an increase in energy consumption could not be expected.
New CPUs use more power than their predecessors. Core i5-13600K consumes 30W more than Core i5-12600K, while Core i7-13700K currently consumes 244W. This is nearly 60W less than Core i7-12700K. Alder Lake isn’t known for its energy efficiency and the new CPUs won’t be any better. It is not clear if they will be able compete with Ryzen 7000 of five nanometers in this indicator.