Average Bench: 122% (6th of 1369)

Based on 2,542 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000B0671 Model: 13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-13600K

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 backwards compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New 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. PC builders looking for the best possible value should wait until early 2023 when Intel will launch their mid-tier CPUs (13100F, 13400F etc.). 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 continue to lose trust in AMD. Based on the volume of 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]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i5-13600K averaged 21.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-13600K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Quad Core Speed 853Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 2,454Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-13600K is just 10.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-13600K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 83.8Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,449Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.9 Memory 83.8 92.7
209 1-Core 214 223
418 2-Core 428 443
125% 242 Pts
Min Avg Max
813 4-Core 853 883
1,334 8-Core 1,449 1,538
140% 1,151 Pts
Min Avg Max
2250 64-Core 2,454 2,594
152% 2,454 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.5
1-Core 241
2-Core 478
138% 269 Pts
4-Core 935
8-Core 1577
153% 1,256 Pts
64-Core 2,705
167% 2,705 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 215
2-Core 426
125% 242 Pts
4-Core 869
8-Core 1,521
144% 1,195 Pts
64-Core 2,509
155% 2,509 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 199
2-Core 405
121% 232 Pts
4-Core 820
8-Core 1,317
131% 1,069 Pts
64-Core 2,348
145% 2,348 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 192
2-Core 383
116% 221 Pts
4-Core 766
8-Core 1,390
129% 1,078 Pts
64-Core 2,424
150% 2,424 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,262,344 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $320 @ launch in Oct '22
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Typical Core i5-13600K Builds (Compare 11,496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 243%
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Desktop
Desktop 120%
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Workstation
Workstation 266%
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Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $205

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,394

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 Comments

13th generation Raptor Lake processor...

Added 2 months ago.

Excellent

10 days ago.

Even tho i have a 1060 this processors makes any game playable/


Poor

9 days ago.

Amazing value/performance even with ddr4 and a subpar GPU. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/56375826


Liked

16 days ago.

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New value king like always the i5 K version.—Oct '22


Good

1 month ago.


Good

12 hrs ago.

the best price and the best intel i5


Good

1 month ago.

A great value king CPU.


Excellent

30 days ago.

Insane value over AMD


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