Average Bench: 122% (15th of 1439)

Based on 27,559 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.

Strengths

Avg. Quad Core Speed 852Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 2,437Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-13600K is just 11.5%. 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 83.9Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,454Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,559 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 Memory 83.9 92.7
207 1-Core 213 227
416 2-Core 427 454
125% 241 Pts
Min Avg Max
828 4-Core 852 905
1,351 8-Core 1,454 1,568
140% 1,153 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,215 64-Core 2,437 2,611
151% 2,437 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 215
2-Core 429
123% 240 Pts
4-Core 858
8-Core 1,531
144% 1,194 Pts
64-Core 2,422
150% 2,422 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 210
2-Core 424
122% 238 Pts
4-Core 848
8-Core 1,494
141% 1,171 Pts
64-Core 2,429
150% 2,429 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 207
2-Core 421
121% 235 Pts
4-Core 842
8-Core 1497
141% 1,169 Pts
64-Core 2,468
153% 2,468 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 212
2-Core 424
120% 236 Pts
4-Core 850
8-Core 1,507
142% 1,178 Pts
64-Core 2,523
156% 2,523 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 210
2-Core 415
121% 234 Pts
4-Core 811
8-Core 1,435
135% 1,123 Pts
64-Core 2,406
149% 2,406 Pts
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Workstation 308%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $210

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 Comments

13th generation Raptor Lake processor...

Added 17 months ago.

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1 day ago.

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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


Liked

15 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

13 days ago.

one of the best mid-range processors out there


Good

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

4 months ago.

I have it, doing job, GREATTTTT


Good

26 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.


Good

16 months ago.


Liked

14 days ago.

Comment 

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.—Nov '23


Good

4 months ago.

good CPU and better than I7-13700K


Disliked

5 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

1 month ago.

i just like it cause of how fast it is


Good

16 months ago.

A great value king CPU.


Excellent

1 month ago.

I had i5-7600K for 7 years. I have recently switched to i5-13600K and I think that was the best decision i could ever make in 2023 with my PC. I have it on Asus PRIME B760-PLUS motherboard with 32GB DDR5 RAM.


Good

12 months ago.

well uh is nice


Excellent

16 months ago.

Insane value over AMD


Good

13 months ago.

decent processor


Excellent

12 months ago.

good value


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Intel Core i5-13600K $269Nvidia RTX 4060 $295Crucial MX500 250GB $31
Intel Core i5-12400F $146Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $373Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $179Nvidia RTX 4070 $530Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $28Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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