Review: Intel Core i5-13500


The frequencies reached:

As with every new test concerning processors, our first idea is to check if the announced frequencies are really reached. To do this, we will use the Cinebench R23 benchmark. Two cases will be used: a single core bench and a second one in multi core. The idea is to be able to judge the frequency reached and thus, to compare with what was announced by Intel in its slides.

Remember that the Boost frequency in bench is different depending on the processor. Be careful, as Intel points out, when we talk about Max Turbo frequency, it is the maximum frequency that can be reached by one of the processor’s cores executing a single-core workload (mono-thread). This frequency varies according to several factors: the load, the cooling system and therefore the temperature of your processor. This is a notion to keep in mind. Here are the frequencies we should reach on a single core during our run under Cinebench R23.

First step, we leave everything in AUTO in the BIOS except the XMP profile that we load in order to have a frequency of 6000 MT/s in 30-38-38-96 for our memory kit. We don’t make any other changes in the BIOS.

Test with the i5-13500 :

Here we go! In single core, we can see that several cores are alternating at a frequency of 4800 MHz, which corresponds to what is announced by Intel. We can notice that the temperature of these cores is around 36/37°C.

When the 14 cores of our i5-13500 are used, the frequency is fixed at 4.5 GHz on the P-Core and at 3.5 GHz on the E-Core. As for the temperature of the hottest P-Core, it is 56°C and on the E-Core 41°C. Let’s not forget that we are equipped with a custom cooling loop of 480 mm.

Now that the i5-13500 processor is perfectly operational, we can start our comparative tests with peace of mind. We remind you the importance of this preliminary test which can reserve you some surprises as it was the case with the NZXT N7 Z790 whose test will be published this Friday.