Intel Core i5 13600H vs i5 13420H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 13600H with 12-cores against the 2.1 GHz i5 13420H with 8-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
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 13420H and 13600H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600H
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.8 GHz vs 4.6 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 773 MB/sec 874.2 MB/sec
Clang compilation 80 Klines/sec 55.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 208.7 pages/sec 226.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 293.4 Mpixels/sec 245.3 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 238.2 pages/sec 229.2 pages/sec
Background blur 34.4 images/sec 43.6 images/sec
Photo processing 69.9 images/sec 97.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 17.7 Mpixels/sec 14.9 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 84.4 GOps/sec 60.9 GOps/sec
Floating point math 61.3 GOps/sec 45.1 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 103M Primes/sec 57M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 31.9M Strings/sec 24.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 17.1 GBytes/sec 12.7 GBytes/sec
Data compression 283.6 MBytes/sec 225.6 MBytes/sec
Physics 1750 Frames/sec 1085 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 17.1B Matrices/sec 13.7B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13600H and i5 13420H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i5-13600H i5-13420H
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) UHD Graphics (48EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 4
E-Threads 8 4
Base Frequency (E) 2.1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Total Cores 12 8
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 28x 21x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 2MB (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 95 W 95 W
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel UHD Graphics (48EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 1400 MHz
Shading Units 640 384
TMUs 40 24
ROPs 20 12
Execution Units 80 48
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-5200
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-6400
- LPDDR5x-6400
- LPDDR4x-4267
- DDR5-5200
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR5x-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 13600H official page Intel Core i5 13420H official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 28

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