Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,926 user samples
1,926 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 110% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 110% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1420
Gaming 113%
Desktop 113%
Workstation 121%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Slightly faster effective speed.
106 %
Avg. Memory Latency
84.7 Pts +1% 83.7 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
195 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
182 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
386 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
356 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
751 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
684 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1286 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
1,132 Pts
OC Memory Latency
91.4 Pts 92.5 Pts +1%
OC Single Core Speed
201 Pts +5% 192 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
396 Pts +4% 380 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
767 Pts +3% 743 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1351 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
1,228 Pts
Market Share
Based on 64,576,035 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 96.4 % More popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % 0.96 % Hugely higher market share.
Price (score)
$248 232 USD Slightly cheaper.
Value For Money
116 % +0% 116 %
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
94.2 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
14 cores Much higher core count.
10.2 cores
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Higher thread count.
15.8 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm 9.78 nm +2%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.38 GHz Much faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.8 GHz 4.81 GHz +0%
OC Multi Core Speed
2236 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
1,918 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2168 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
1798 Pts
9 Months Hugely more recent.
26.8 Months
CPU Architecture
Raptor Lake   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770   —

The Intel Core i5-13500 offers an interesting mix of performance and value that will likely capture the attention of savvy PC builders providing its MSRP of $235 USD holds true. The 13500 features the same 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores as the i5-13600K, which currently retails for $320 USD. However, it has a lower boost clock frequency (4.8 GHz versus 5.1 GHz) and less cache (35.5 MB versus 44 MB) which translates to a 10% performance disadvantage against the 13600K. Nevertheless, paired with a B660 motherboard and inexpensive DDR4, the 20 thread i5-13500, is a very capable mid-range processor for both gaming and multi-threaded tasks. Compared to AMD’s similarly priced, hex-core Ryzen 5 7600 and 7600X, the 13500 offers better gaming and 50% faster multi-core performance which is particularly beneficial to workstation and professional users. Intel has completely priced AMD's 7000 series CPUs out of the rational market. Despite this, as long as Intel continues to sample and sponsor marketers that are mostly funded by AMD, they will struggle to win market share. [Jan '23 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2023 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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