Intel 13th gen CPUs could get a 20% performance boost using DDR5 RAM

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Jul 25, 2022 7:02 PM

As the hardware shortages begin to ease a bit, the excitement of the next generation of processors from Intel looms closer. However, prices for next-gen DDR5 memory are still pretty expensive for little performance improvements, but the next generation of Intel chips could change that very soon…

According to some leaked benchmarks, the Intel Core i7-13700K CPU benefits from a massive 20% performance boost when using DDR5 memory compared to DDR4. Apart from the RAM, the bench setup was virtually identical, using the same CPU and motherboard (an ASRock Z690 Steel Legend Wifi).

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As you can see, the bench running DDR4 memory scored 16542, whereas the bench using DDR5 scored 19811. Both were multi-core tests and done just a day apart. Since nothing else in the bench was changed apart from the RAM, we can assume the 13700K gets a 20% performance uplift just by switching to the higher memory type.

Speaking of specs though, the 13700K apparently has 16 Cores and 24 Threads, with a base clock speed of 3.39GHz and a maximum frequency of 5.29GHz. The DDR4 memory was running at an effective frequency of 3600MHz, whilst the DDR5 ran at 5200MHz. Both systems used 32GB.

So with high prices and very little performance uplift for upgrading to DDR5 memory over DDR4, this could potentially give us enough persuasion to finally upgrade those RAM kits. Of course, these are just early benchmark results that have not been verified officially, so we’ll have to wait until we can actually get our hands on the chips to verify it. Nevertheless, it’s an exciting opportunity.

What do you think? Do you have DDR5 RAM yet? Why or why not? If you don’t, will this convince you to upgrade finally? Or do you still need a better reason to upgrade? Let us know!

What memory type do you currently have?

Would this be a good enough excuse for you to upgrade to DDR5?

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06:47 Jul-26-2022

The real article and without sparing the truth is here:


https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/ddr5-might-bring-raptor-lake-cpu-20-more-performance.html


Processor Single-Core Score Multi-Core Score


Core i7-13700K + DDR5-5200 2,069 19,811


Core i7-13700K + DDR4-3200 2.090 16,542


Gamedebate deliberately left out the single-threaded performance part! Why, let everyone answer for themselves.

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22:53 Jul-25-2022

Am I just blind or article doesn't even state which benchmark it is? Since I definitely am not making any purchasing decisions based on unknown benchmark. Like it could just be some more memory intensive tests that will show the difference and potentially exaggerate it. I will decide on whether DDR5 is worth it when we get actual game testing showing bigger difference. Personally I will jump to DDR5 when price is reasonable and performance uplift is there in real world testing. I have nothing against DDR5, just don't want to overpay to them see minimal difference in most of my usecases. In the end I am gamer not benchmarker.

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23:11 Jul-25-2022

Everyone knows THE leaked benchmark! Every vidgima game fps go 20% moar with DDR5! No meme this is kind of a nothing burger.

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22:03 Jul-25-2022

I'm actually more interested in who will have the better platform, I would expect 13th gen to be the dead end of those motherboards, but AM5 should at least get 3D chips on the way according to their roadmap and probably chips after those as well. If the performance below 10% between them (you will be GPU bound 99% of the time anyway) it should be an easy choice.

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20:34 Jul-25-2022

Well yeah, same latency higher clock speeds, more bandwidth, makes sense. DDR5 is awesome if only it would drop to around DDR4 prices.

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