Intel Core i5 13600HX vs i5 12600HX

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 13600HX with 14-cores against the 2.5 GHz i5 12600HX with 12-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 12600HX and 13600HX
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600HX
  • Newer - released 8-months later
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 12% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2451 vs 2179 points
  • 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 1150 MB/sec 918.4 MB/sec
Clang compilation 108.4 Klines/sec 74.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 349.2 pages/sec 290.8 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 399.1 Mpixels/sec 338.8 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 248.6 pages/sec 219.8 pages/sec
Background blur 59.8 images/sec 47.5 images/sec
Photo processing 133.7 images/sec 108.4 images/sec
Ray tracing 25.7 Mpixels/sec 17.3 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 108.7 GOps/sec 76.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 79.3 GOps/sec 56.5 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 111M Primes/sec 91M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 38.8M Strings/sec 32M Strings/sec
Data encryption 20.6 GBytes/sec 16.5 GBytes/sec
Data compression 343.5 MBytes/sec 270.3 MBytes/sec
Physics 1817 Frames/sec 1592 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 20.4B Matrices/sec 15.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13600HX and i5 12600HX


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 May 10, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Model number i5-13600HX i5-12600HX
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (32EU) UHD Graphics (32EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 4
P-Threads 12 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 14 12
Total Threads 20 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 26x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 18MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 45-55 W (configurable) 45-55 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 157 W 157 W
Socket BGA-1964 BGA-1964
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Intel UHD Graphics (32EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 1350 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 45 W 45 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 13600HX official page Intel Core i5 12600HX official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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