Today we will check out the all-new Intel Core i5 13600K Performance, which comes under their latest Raptor Series of Processors in 2022.
The Intel Core i5 13600K processor is a new chip that comes under Intel’s Raptor Series of Processors. These are Intel 13th Generation Chips, with a market price of $300-$320, which attracts a wide range of buyers looking to build a PC with the latest generation hardware. Apart from the Intel Core 13600K, the company also released the Core i7 13700K and the Core i9 13900K chips, which we are reviewing in a different article.
The all-new Intel Core i5 13600 has a K and a KF version. The KF version doesn’t have dedicated Graphics onboard. The newer generation Intel Core 13th Gen has six performance cores and 8 Efficient cores, and to test how much of a performance difference it made, we tested the Intel Core i5 Performance. We have benchmarked different applications and games so that you can clearly understand what to expect with the all-new Intel Core i5-13600K.
So without further delay, let’s check out the Intel Core i5 13600K Performance Review.
Intel Core i5 13600K Specifications
Here are the full specifications and details for the Intel Core i5-13600K CPU.
|Base Frequency||3.5Ghz for Performance Cores, 2.6GHz for Efficient Cores|
|Boost Frequency||5.1Ghz for Performance Cores, 3.9GHz for Efficient Cores|
|Cores||6 Performance Cores + 8 Efficient Cores|
|Integrated Graphics||Intel UHD 770 GPU|
|Memory||DDR5 and DDR4|
|PCIe Express||5.0 and 4.0|
|Motherboard Model||All 700 Series Motherboard and Z690 (With bios update)|
|TDP||125W/ 181W Turbo|
|Maximum number of memory channels||2|
|Memory||128GB Supported [DDR5 @5600MT/s and DDR4 @3200MT/s]|
|GPU Base Clock||300Mhz|
|Max PCI-E Lanes||20|
|Max Resolution||4096×2160 @60Hz|
Intel 13th Gen i5 13600k – Price and Availability
Intel 13th Gen i5 13600K is now available globally with all the major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of $320. But the price of this Processor may vary from one country to another.
Intel 13th Gen i5 13600k – Test Setup
|Processor||Intel Core i5-13600K CPU|
|Graphics Processor||EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra|
|Motherboard||ASUS Z790 Maximus Hero|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB RGB DDR5 6000 MHz|
|Storage||2 TB SAMSUNG EVO M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Power Supply||EVGA 1600W 80+ Gold Fully Modular|
|CPU Cooler||Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 mm|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro 64bit|
Intel Core i5 13th Gen K Series CPU Performance
Intel Core i5 13600K CPU Benchmark
Here is the Intel Core i5 13600K CPU Performance Test Benchmark.
|CPU Performance||Intel Core i5 13600K Processor|
|Cinebench R23 Multi-Core [Higher is better]||23985|
|Cinebench R23 Single-Core [Higher is better]||2016|
|Blender Open Beta [Lower is better]||103.6s|
|Corona 1.3 Benchmark [Lower is better]||100.3s|
|Unreal Engine 5||79.1s|
|Microsoft Visual Studio C++||47.5s|
|Upscale Images AI||45.7s|
|Classify Images AI||109.8s|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC||27.4s|
|Adobe After Effects||71.4s|
|ASP.NET Core 6||34.9s|
|7Zip Compress||128903 MIPS|
|7Zip Decompress||134689 MIPS|
Intel Core i5 13600K Gaming Benchmark
We tested these games in three different resolutions, 1080p, 1440p and 2160p.
|Games||1080p or FHD||1440p or 2K||2160p or 4K|
|Age of Empires||146 FPS||143 FPS||102 FPS|
|Battlefield 5||248 FPS||198 FPS||131 FPS|
|Borderlands 3||122 FPS||124 FPS||78 FPS|
|Civilization VI||324 FPS||275 FPS||197 FPS|
|Counter-Strike GO||662 FPS||567 FPS||364 FPS|
|Cyberpunk 2077||118 FPS||82 FPS||40 FPS|
|Doom Eternal||293 FPS||235 FPS||149 FPS|
|Elden Ring||115 FPS||96 FPS||68 FPS|
|Far Cry 6||158 FPS||128 FPS||83 FPS|
|Forza Horizon 5||119 FPS||103 FPS||76 FPS|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||118 FPS||98 FPS||69 FPS|
|Watch Dogs Legion||97 FPS||81 FPS||56 FPS|
Intel Core i5-13600K Cooling Performance
The Intel Core i5 13600K is a K Processor, which means it’s an unlocked processor, and it needs adequate proper cooling solutions to deliver as much Performance as possible with the thermal headroom. Under heavy load, you won’t be crossing 95 degrees, which will apply to the higher-end i7 and i9 processors.
So we used the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 mm Cooler to test the Thermal Performance, and at stock speeds, the gaming temperatures stayed at around 72-75 degrees Celsius. At the same time, during CPU workload, it went as high as 91-degree celsius but never went beyond that. On the other hand, the AMD Ryzen 7700X temperature went up to 94 degrees under full load.
Intel Core i5-13600K Performance Review
To sum up, here are the pros and cons of the Intel Core i5-13600K Processor.
- It has excellent performance and is faster than the last Intel Core i7 12th Gen Processors and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Chips.
- It is faster than any last-generation Intel or AMD chip in the market.
- Excellent Performance for both gaming and content creation
- Great pricing and comes under $320
- Supports both DDR4 and DDR5
- Supports last gen 600 Series motherboards with a simple bios update
- Fully unlocked K Series Processor
- Integrated graphics, although a KF version is also available without the GPU.
- Supports PCI-e Gen 5.0
- Built with Intel 7 or 10nm Process
- 125W TDP for an i5 is relatively high
- It needs a good liquid cooler
- When Gen 5 Slot is in use, the system will only use PCIe x8 Graphics
- Turbo Boost 3.0 is not present
- A mismatch of cores happens when some workloads get transferred to the wrong cores.
- Cooler is not provided with K Series Processors
- There is no support for the AVX512
So this was all about the Intel Core i5-13600K Performance. If you feel we have missed out on anything, let us know in the comments below.
That’s all, folks!
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