The Intel Core i5-13500 is a desktop processor with 14 cores, is part of the Core i5 lineup, using the Raptor Lake architecture with Socket 1700.
Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 20 threads.
Core i5-13500 has 24MB of L3 cache and operates at 2.5 GHz by default, but can boost up to 4.8 GHz, depending on the workload. Intel is building the i5-13500 on a 10 nm production process, the transistor count is unknown.
The multiplier is locked on i5-13500, which limits its overclocking capabilities.
With a TDP of 65 W, the i5-13500 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC.
Intel’s processor supports DDR4 and DDR5 memory with a dual-channel interface.
For communication with other components in the system, Core i5-13500 uses a PCI-Express Gen 5 connection. This processor features the UHD Graphics 770 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i5-13500, which greatly improves virtual machine performance.
Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware.
Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) will run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications.
Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.