Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,123 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 / 1452
Gaming 129%
Desktop 128%
Workstation 170%
66,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1452
Gaming 117%
Desktop 116%
Workstation 138%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
129 % Faster effective speed.
117 %
20 Oct22|PCGamer
0 % FarC6 2%, MetroEx 1%, TWarW3 0% SotTR 1%, F121 2%
20 Oct22|HardwareLUXX
The Dino Intel is not yet extinct:...
12 % Control 5%, SpiderM 21%, CPunk 15%, RiftB 16%, TWarTroy 8%, F122 9%, DoomE 7%
20 Oct22|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-13600K Review - Best...
4 % AoE4 14%, Bord3 19%, FarC6 5%, BFV 2%, CPunk 1%, EldenR 0%, CSGO 18% Forza5 0%, WatchDL 0%, RDR2 1%, Civ6 4%, DoomE 1%
22 Nov22|Gamers Nexus
Intel i7-13700K CPU Review & Bench...
7 % FarC6 11%, FinFant14 15%, GTAV 4%, SotTR 5%, CSGO 12%, R6S 3% TWarW3 0%
20 Oct22|Tweakers
Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake Re...
9 % FarC6 18%, RDR2 3%, F122 14%, TWarW3 11% MetroEx 1%
20 Oct22|Linustechtips
We were afraid to publish this vid...
12 % Factorio 12%, Forza5 4%, Hitm3 18%, FarC6 18%, SotTR 20%, CPunk 5%, CSGO 18%, TinTW 5%, TWarW3 2%
06 Nov22|Tom's Hardware
Intel Core i7-13700K Review: Core ...
20 % Hitm3 25%, FarC6 24%, WatchDL 19%, CPunk 19%, RDR2 16%, MSFS21 26%, F121 24%, TWarW3 6%
Avg. Memory Latency
85.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
80.8 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
232 Pts Faster single-core speed.
207 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
460 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
412 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
918 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
814 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1739 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
1516 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.9 Pts +3% 92.2 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
243 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
218 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
478 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
436 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
939 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
858 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1839 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
1655 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,964,744 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.91 % +2% 0.89 %
Value For Money
112 % 117 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % More popular.
83 %
Price (score)
$466 $277 Much cheaper.
19 Months Much more recent.
31 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
24 cores Much higher core count.
16 cores
CPU Processing Threads
32 threads Much higher thread count.
24 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.8 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
5.2 GHz
OC Multi Core Speed
4394 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
2996 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
4164 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
2804 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 16-core flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K processor delivers a staggering performance improvement over it's predecessor (+70% 64-core). It features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with eight efficiency cores for a total of 24 threads. Alder Lake CPUs will require a new Z690 chipset which supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. At an MRSP of $590 USD, the i9-12900K is aimed at power users who demand the best of the best. That said, Intel’s 10-core 12600K matches the 12900K’s performance for the majority of consumer use cases at a 50% price discount. [Nov '21 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2024 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]


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