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Intel Core i5-13600K Review

Rating: 9.0.

In our launch review of Intel's mighty Core i9-13900K we covered the background to Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake and showed the mighty performance of the new Core i9, along with the unfortunately high power draw. Now it is time for the much cheaper Core i5-13600K to step into the limelight and take the fight to AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7000.


00:00 Start
00:35 Introduction
01:24 12600k/13600k pricing and info
02:10 Test System
03:04 BIOS / Blender / Overclocking
04:44 Performance / Temps / Power
07:08 Gaming Results
08:16 Core/Thread Discussion / Leos Closing thoughts

Main features

• Intel is driving next level performance with Raptor Lake
• Increased processor core count – Up to 24 (8P+16E) processor cores with up to 32 threads
• Improved P-core performance
• Increased Intel Smart Cache (L3) and L2 cache on Intel Core i5 Desktop processors and above
• Extended performance hybrid architecture2 to all Intel Core i5 Desktop processors and above
• Up to 32GB DDR5-5600 memory, up to 64GB DDR5-5200 memory and up to 128GB DDR5-3600 memory
• 16 lanes of CPU PCIe Gen 5.0; Up to 20 lanes of PCH PCIe* Gen 4.0
• Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6E support
• Four simultaneous 4K displays, media and graphics features
• Core & memory overclocking
• Processor compatibility with Intel 600 and 700 Series chipset-based motherboards
• Intel Deep Learning Boost (VNNI) and Intel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) 3.0 support
• Security Feature Enhancements targeting Business Computing


  • P-Core Base Frequency: 3.5GHz
  • E-Core Base Frequency: 2.6GHz
  • Socket: LGA1700
  • Intel Smart L3 Cache: 24MB
  • L2 Cache: 20MB
  • Processor Cores: 14 (6P + 8E)
  • Processor Threads: 32
  • Memory Support: DDR4 3600MHz & DDR5 5200-6000MHz
  • Intel Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency: 5.8GHz
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency: 5.7GHz
  • P-Core Max Turbo Frequency: 5.1GHz
  • E-Core Max Turbo Frequency: 3.9GHz
  • CPU PCIe Lanes:20
  • Unlocked: YES
  • Chipset: Intel 600 & 700 Series Compatible
  • Intel UHD 770 Graphics
  • Base Power: 125W
  • Maximum Power: 181W
  • Intel SIPP
  • Intel vPRO
  • Warranty: 3yr

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