Intel Core i5-13500T vs Intel Core i5-12500T

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Intel Core i5-13500T CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-12500T
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-12500T

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-13500T or Intel Core i5-12500T - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i5-13500T has 14 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.60 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-13500T was released in Q1/2023.

The Intel Core i5-12500T has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-12500T was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 13000 (AL) (16) CPU group Intel Core i 12000 (34)
13 Generation 12
Alder Lake S Refresh Architecture Alder Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-12500T Predecessor Intel Core i5-11500T
Intel Core i5-14500T Successor Intel Core i5-13500T

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-13500T has 14 CPU cores and can calculate 20 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-13500T is 1.60 GHz (4.60 GHz) while the Intel Core i5-12500T has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-12500T is at 2.00 GHz (4.40 GHz).

Intel Core i5-13500T Characteristic Intel Core i5-12500T
14 Cores 6
20 Threads 12
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz (4.60 GHz)
6x Golden Cove
A-Core 2.00 GHz (4.40 GHz)
6x Golden Cove
1.20 GHz (3.20 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i5-13500T Characteristic Intel Core i5-12500T
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i5-13500T or Intel Core i5-12500T has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.55 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.45 GHz
11 GPU Generation 11
10 nm Technology 10 nm
3 Max. displays 3
32 Compute units 32
256 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-13500T can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-12500T supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 76.8 GB/s.

Intel Core i5-13500T Characteristic Intel Core i5-12500T
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
11.50 MB L2 Cache 7.50 MB
24.00 MB L3 Cache 18.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 5.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i5-13500T is 35 W, while the Intel Core i5-12500T has a TDP of 35 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i5-13500T Characteristic Intel Core i5-12500T
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
92 W TDP (PL2) 74 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-13500T is manufactured in 10 nm and has 35.50 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-12500T is manufactured in 10 nm and has a 25.50 MB cache.

Intel Core i5-13500T Characteristic Intel Core i5-12500T
10 nm Technology 10 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
LGA 1700 Socket LGA 1700
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2023 Release date Q1/2022
232 $ Release price 202 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-13500T (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T (96%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-13500T (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T (61%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
14C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
1779 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1674 (94%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
14C 20T @ 3.40 GHz
14238 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
6625 (47%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
14C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
2375 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2330 (98%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
14C 20T @ 3.40 GHz
13167 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
8911 (68%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742 (93%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
14C 20T @ 3.40 GHz
25750 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
17170 (67%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
14C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
101 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-13500T Intel Core i5-13500T
14C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
458 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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