Real World Speed
Performance profile from 150,695 user samples
49,132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 135% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 123% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 123% Great: 135%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1445
Gaming 129%
Desktop 128%
Workstation 170%
101,563 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1445
Gaming 109%
Desktop 110%
Workstation 111%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
129 % Faster effective speed.
109 %
20 Oct22|PCGamer
4 % FarC6 14%, SotTR 1%, MetroEx 2%, TWarW3 1% F121 2%
20 Oct22|HardwareLUXX
The Dino Intel is not yet extinct:...
16 % Control 6%, SpiderM 40%, CPunk 14%, RiftB 25%, TWarTroy 7%, F122 11%, DoomE 6%
20 Oct22|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-13600K Review - Best...
11 % Forza5 1%, AoE4 26%, Bord3 31%, FarC6 20%, WatchDL 0%, BFV 4%, CPunk 2%, EldenR 1%, CSGO 55% RDR2 0%, Civ6 0%, DoomE 0%
22 Nov22|Gamers Nexus
Intel i7-13700K CPU Review & Bench...
21 % FarC6 26%, FinFant14 32%, GTAV 16%, SotTR 18%, CSGO 37%, R6S 17%, TWarW3 0%
20 Oct22|Tweakers
Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake Re...
7 % FarC6 38% RDR2 2%, F122 1%, MetroEx 0%, TWarW3 0%
20 Oct22|Linustechtips
We were afraid to publish this vid...
28 % Factorio 29%, Forza5 15%, Hitm3 38%, FarC6 38%, SotTR 39%, CPunk 19%, CSGO 39%, TinTW 14%, TWarW3 23%
06 Nov22|Tom's Hardware
Intel Core i7-13700K Review: Core ...
34 % Hitm3 42%, FarC6 40%, WatchDL 35%, CPunk 33%, RDR2 24%, MSFS21 40%, F121 38%, TWarW3 20%
Avg. Memory Latency
85.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
80 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
232 Pts Faster single-core speed.
194 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
460 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
382 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
918 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
736 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1739 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
1223 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.9 Pts +4% 91.1 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
243 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
207 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
478 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
416 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
939 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
813 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1839 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
1367 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,950,977 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % Slightly higher market share.
0.88 %
Value For Money
111 % 123 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % 98 % +3%
Price (score)
$475 $176 Much cheaper.
19 Months Much more recent.
30 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
24 cores Hugely higher core count.
10 cores
CPU Processing Threads
32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
16 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.8 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
4.9 GHz
OC Multi Core Speed
4394 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
1926 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
4164 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
1743 Pts
CPU Architecture
Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 770

Intel’s 13th gen. Raptor Lake CPUs offer around 10% faster gaming and 45% faster multi-core performance than their predecessors. The new CPUs are compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New high-end gaming builders need look no further than the 13600K. The 13600K beats AMD’s flagship 7950X in gaming and almost matches the 7900X in multi-core performance. Extreme workstation users may find value in the 13700K or 13900K. Gamers on a tight budget can save $40 USD with a 13600KF which is a 13600K without integrated graphics. Although Ryzen 7000 has weaker multi-core, weaker single-core, higher platform costs and higher unit prices AMD have a 3D joker up their sleeve (7800X3D est. 2023). Via “Advanced Marketing” on youtube, forums, reddit, and twitter AMD will demonstrate that their upcoming CPU is the “best in the world” and offer “proof” by way of a small handful of obscure workloads. Games that few people play e.g. (Factorio, SotTR) will be cherry picked, video footage of the gameplay/settings won’t be provided and frame drops will be conveniently ignored. This playbook has easily outsold Intel in recent years but with every overhyped release, consumers lose trust in AMD. Based on social media/press coverage, you would never guess that the combined market share for all of AMD’s Radeon 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers is just 2.12% (Steam stats). Meanwhile Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for a whopping 5.03%. Largely thanks to marketing incompetence, Intel is existentially motivated to deliver material annual performance improvements. Consumers can look forward to Meteor Lake (14th gen) in less than a years time. [Oct '22 CPUPro]


Intel’s latest 10-core i5-12600K Alder Lake desktop processor offers an impressive 50% 64-core performance improvement over it's predecessor. The 12600K combines six hyper-threaded Golden Cove P-cores with clock speeds up to 4.9 GHz and four energy efficient Gracemont E-cores for a total of 16 threads. Alder Lake CPUs have a new LGA 1700 socket which requires new cooler brackets and a new Z690 motherboard. Z690 brings several new features including PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Most Z690 boards will ship in both DDR4 and DDR5 variants. DDR4 is likely the better option, at least until DDR5 prices settle. With an MRSP of just $290 USD, the 12600K is both cheaper and faster than the competition in both single and, notably, multi-core performance. As a result, even AMD's prolific marketing infrastructure (youtube, reddit, forums etc.) will struggle to drive sales, at least until Zen 4 launches (est. late 2022). In the meantime, Intel's i5-12600K is the obvious choice for consumers that do not wish to pay over the odds for almost unparalleled performance in the majority of workloads including gaming. That said, gamers that already own a K series CPU from the 8th gen. or higher will see limited gains in the majority of titles when paired with a 3060 (or lower) tier GPU. In some cases (e.g. PUBG or Overwatch) gamers will see fewer frame drops by disabling the E-Cores all together. If recent history is a guide, stock levels at MSRP are likely to deplete rapidly. [Nov '21 CPUPro]


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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]


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