CPU Benchmark Performance: Science

Our Science section covers all the tests that typically resemble more scientific-based workloads and instruction sets. For our 2023 CPU suite, we've also added SciMark 2.0 which measures numerical kernels and various computational routines found in numeric coding.

We are using DDR5-4800 memory on the Intel Core i3-13100F as per the JEDEC specifications. Other recent chips, such as Intel's 13th/12th Gen Core series and Ryzen 7000 processors, are also tested at the rated JEDEC specifications. We tested the aforementioned platforms with the following settings:

  • DDR5-5600B CL46 - Intel 13th Gen
  • DDR5-5200 CL44 - Ryzen 7000
  • DDR5-4800 (B) CL40 - Intel 12th Gen
  • DDR5-4800 (B) CL40 - Intel 13th Gen Core i3 series

All other CPUs such as Ryzen 5000 and 3000 were tested at the relevant JEDEC settings as per the processor's individual memory support with DDR4.


(2-1) 3D Particle Movement v2.1 (non-AVX)

(2-2) 3D Particle Movement v2.1 (Peak AVX)

(2-3) yCruncher 0.78.9506 ST (250m Pi)

(2-4) yCruncher 0.78.9506 MT (2.5b Pi)

(2-4b) yCruncher 0.78.9506 MT (250m Pi)

(2-5) SciMark 2.0: Composite

(2-5b) SciMark 2.0: Monte Carlo

(2-5c) SciMark 2.0: Fast Fourier Transform

(2-5d) SciMark 2.0: Sparse Matrix Multiply

(2-5e) SciMark 2.0: Dense LU Matrix Factorization

(2-5f) SciMark 2.0: Jacobi Successive Over-Relaxation

(2-6) Primesieve 1.9.0: High Core Count

AMD's support for AVX-512 instruction sets with its Ryzen 7000 processors and Intel's decision to omit this in its desktop processors for its 12th and 13th Gen Core series chips means that the Ryzen 5 7600, already overpowered in this fight, excels even in this area in comparison to the Core i3-13100F.

Otherwise, as expected, both the Core i3-13100F and the previous Core i3-12300 perform similarly to each other. This also means the Ryzen 5300G gets left behind in most testing; there's only so far AMD can get on more limited clockspeeds and cache.

CPU Benchmark Performance: Power, Office And Web CPU Benchmark Performance: Simulation
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  • Otritus - Thursday, April 20, 2023 - link

    For this generation Intel technically only offers a single i3 tier, the i3-13100, which is further broken up into three configurations: the base version, the 35W TDP sion (i3-13100T), and finally a version without working integrated graphics, the i3-13100F.

    I think you mean the 35W TDP version, instead of sion.
  • Otritus - Thursday, April 20, 2023 - link

    Dissecting a little deeper into the pricing, the Core i3-13100F costs roughly $25 per core, which drops to $22 per core on the Core i5-13600K, which is cheaper per core, but it should also be reminded that six of these are P-cores and eight are slightly lower E-cores.

    Do you mean slightly slower E-cores, not lower? I'd also list them as slower, as E-cores are basically just Skylake and Golden Cove is much faster than Skylake.
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, April 21, 2023 - link

    Yeah, slower. Or more specifically, lower performing.
  • Otritus - Thursday, April 20, 2023 - link

    The performance cores of the Core i3-13100F feature a base clock of 3.5 GHz, with an all-core turbo of 4.5 GHz.

    I think you mean a base clock of 3.4GHz, not 3.5.
  • jeromec - Friday, April 21, 2023 - link

    Good article so far (I only read page 1). Thanks.

    But why is there no mention that it is about desktop CPUs?
    There are Core i3 CPUs for notebooks too.
  • WhatYaWant - Friday, April 21, 2023 - link

    Some of the benchmarks looks a bit fishy. How can the 7600 beat the 7600x?
  • meacupla - Friday, April 21, 2023 - link

    der8auer did a video on this recently.

    It's silicon lottery. It's entirely possible that Anandtech has a golden sample 7600 with an average 7600X.
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, April 21, 2023 - link

    I don't consider either chip to be a golden sample in any way. But given the nearly identical potential for lightly-threaded performance, when you run enough benchmarks at some point you're going to see the non-X win just due to statistical probabilities. Which is part of the reason why we never base our recommendations off of a single title.

  • Bruzzone - Friday, April 21, 2023 - link

    Raptor i3s = 3.2% of 13th desktop full run production to date and for Alder 3.7%. 13100F itself = 0.004% of all Raptor and 12100F = 0.68% of all Alder.

    For the week Alder full line = 69% more than all Raptor WW channel available today and on a full line run to date basis from day 1, Alder desktop production volume is 713% more than Raptor.

    Specific Alder if you're looking for a deal, Alder suspect run end sales reward seen in end of quarter specific SKU volume gains indicate 900K_, 700K, 600K, 500, 400, 100, G6900 are offered moving into q2 sales (renewed) commitment as OEM q1 contract completion reward meaning no charge and in the week represent 69% of all Alder desktop available so a sizeable release of overage 'slack' product at run end. Knowing this, in the channel you get what you negotiate.

    On the AMD side, 4500 dreg was AMD q1 channel reward and they sold well in PCs disguised as 3600.

    There is very little 5300G/GE availability and adding 5500 Vermeer = 30% more than all Raptor available i3 in the week. 5500 itself is 600% more volume available than 5300_ and #3 available behind #2 5700G and #1 5600G at 161% more than 5500.

  • TomWomack - Friday, April 21, 2023 - link

    Did you not have an i3-13100 available? It seems unusually unrealistic to test a $100 CPU with a $630 video card, when they will almost always be used with their integrated video.

    I have difficulty understanding the use case which saves $25 on the CPU price but requires an external GPU, when the absolute cheapest GPU is well over $25

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