Average Bench: 122% (9th of 1406)

Based on 18,190 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 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]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i5-13600K averaged 21.7% 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.


Avg. Quad Core Speed 853Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 2,474Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-13600K is just 10.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-13600K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 83.9Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,457Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 18,190 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 Memory 83.9 92.7
207 1-Core 213 225
417 2-Core 427 450
125% 241 Pts
Min Avg Max
822 4-Core 853 898
1,369 8-Core 1,457 1,550
140% 1,155 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,342 64-Core 2,474 2,629
153% 2,474 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 218
2-Core 436
128% 247 Pts
4-Core 877
8-Core 1,454
142% 1,166 Pts
64-Core 2,452
152% 2,452 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.1
1-Core 212
2-Core 426
126% 243 Pts
4-Core 850
8-Core 1,434
139% 1,142 Pts
64-Core 2,415
150% 2,415 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 211
2-Core 427
124% 240 Pts
4-Core 854
8-Core 1,442
140% 1,148 Pts
64-Core 2,478
153% 2,478 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 210
2-Core 421
124% 239 Pts
4-Core 842
8-Core 1,474
140% 1,158 Pts
64-Core 2,456
152% 2,456 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 215
2-Core 429
124% 241 Pts
4-Core 860
8-Core 1,522
144% 1,191 Pts
64-Core 2,376
147% 2,376 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 61,868,427 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 223%
Desktop 120%
Workstation 244%

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $180

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13th generation Raptor Lake processor...

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2 days ago.


I don't understand why people pick the 7600x over this. AMD fanboys are paying for a worse CPU plus an expensive motherboard. With this you can a get a cheap motherboard and still get top-notch performance no bottlenecks with this CPU —Dec '22


16 hrs ago.


Doğru performans, keşke ülkemizde fiyatı daha düşük olsaydı.—Mar '23


14 days ago.

i just felt like lowering it no hard feelings


23 days ago.

10 - 15% better than 12700k while being cheaper


7 days ago.

Not better than AMD best power efficiency gen releases


2 months ago.

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


2 months ago.

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


10 days ago.


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


18 days ago.

I have it, doing job, GREATTTTT


7 months ago.


16 days ago.


Amazing for the price. There's no point going the AMD route nowadays as Intel offers more compatibility (DDR4) and much better price to performance. Not sure why anyone would spend more for a worse processor just for better performance in AMD sponsored games.—May '23


21 days ago.

good CPU and better than I7-13700K


29 days ago.


I have recently acquired this CPU. It can literally do anything i throw at it while staying cool (4k Video Editing, Ultra settings on 90% of games...)—May '23


7 months ago.

A great value king CPU.


3 months ago.

well uh is nice


6 months ago.

Insane value over AMD


4 months ago.

decent processor


2 months ago.

good value

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