Intel Core i5 13400F vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 13400F with 10-cores against the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600X with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5600X and 13400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13400F
  • Newer - released 2-years and 3-months later
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Around 29.12 GB/s (61%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 13% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2444 vs 2159 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 12288 KB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 738.3 MB/sec 944.2 MB/sec
Clang compilation 88.5 Klines/sec 68.2 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 235.2 pages/sec 172.3 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 344.4 Mpixels/sec 241.1 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 247.5 pages/sec 222.7 pages/sec
Background blur 54.8 images/sec 41.6 images/sec
Photo processing 102 images/sec 61.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 20 Mpixels/sec 15.8 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 80.8 GOps/sec 72.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 61.2 GOps/sec 39.5 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 85M Primes/sec 128M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 33.4M Strings/sec 26.6M Strings/sec
Data encryption 17 GBytes/sec 15.8 GBytes/sec
Data compression 318.3 MBytes/sec 252.5 MBytes/sec
Physics 1444 Frames/sec 1324 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 20.1B Matrices/sec 16.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13400F and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 3, 2023 October 8, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Model number i5-13400F -
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 4.6 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 -
E-Threads 4 -
Base Frequency (E) 1.8 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.4 GHz -
Total Cores 10 6
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 37x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 20MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 148 W -
Socket LGA-1700 AM4
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 13400F official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i5 13400F?