Intel Core i5 13600K vs AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 13600K with 14-cores against the 4.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 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 electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 7600X and 13600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600K
  • Has 8 more physical cores
  • Around 16.2 GB/s (22%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Has 8192 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 2219 vs 2015 points
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.3 GHz vs 5.1 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13600K and AMD Ryzen 5 7600X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 27, 2022 September 29, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Zen 4 (Raphael)
Model number i5-13600K -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.5 GHz 4.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 5.3 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 -
E-Threads 8 -
Base Frequency (E) 2.6 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.9 GHz -
Total Cores 14 6
Total Threads 20 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x 47x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1MB (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors - 6.57 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
Socket LGA-1700 AM5
TDP 125 W 105 W
Max. Boost TDP 181 W 116 W
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 1500 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 2200 MHz
Shading Units 256 128
TMUs 16 8
ROPs 8 4
Execution Units 32 2
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200 DDR5-5200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 89.6 GB/s 73.4 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 13600K official page AMD Ryzen 5 7600X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X or Intel Core i5 13600K?
JohnSw 26 October 2022 07:12
Which platform would be a snappier experience on general-use tasks, office, email, or Chrome?
+42 Reply
Gianni27 05 November 2022 10:03
Your 10-year-old PC is just perfect for that.
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Nayan 08 April 2023 18:00
Gianni27, Trust me, it isn't. I have an i3 2120 from 2012 with integrated graphics, and it struggles with even Windows 10. It can't run a game from 2012 at more than 20-25fps and even games before 2012 like Bioshock or Gears of War with extremely high latency and low one percent, which makes it stutter in even the least demanding games. It even struggles with running browsers, copying and pasting files, and Windows itself. I suggest everyone upgrades their midrange PC every 5 years and not buy an expensive one. Instead, buy a cheap, midrange, bang-for-the-buck one every 3 years, because you would need to upgrade your phone at least every 3 years, while you may be able to use your midrange PCs without problems for nearly a decade.
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Kaiba121321 12 April 2023 02:03
Gianni27, This is completely false, 10 year old PCs are running like crap nowadays.
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Butters 07 October 2022 18:59
The i5-13600K is better than the Ryzen 5 7600X and if you got KF, nearly the same price. Even against the Ryzen 7 7700X, it's only a bit weaker.
+63 Reply
Xerxes 13 September 2022 14:46
I picked the i5 13600k over the 7600x. I think it would be more efficient and powerful than the 7600x.
+53 Reply
Ko Bo 01 October 2022 18:51
Les go Intel, AMD can't prove now that the 7600x is better when the 13600k is better efficiency and more powerful at the same time.
+17 Reply
Feng 21 October 2022 22:07
Ko Bo, 13600K Cost 160W. How could it be more efficient?
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I7 12700k 09 November 2022 08:08
Feng, If we underclock Intel to AMD, Intel would perform not better or worse than AMD and get nearly the exact power consumption.
+20 Reply