Intel Core i5 13600K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 13600K with 14-cores against the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 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 electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5900X and 13600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600K
  • Newer - released 2-years later
  • Around 41.92 GB/s (88%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 23% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 2015 vs 1644 points
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
  • 6% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Has 40960 KB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers


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 9 5900X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 27, 2022 October 8, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Model number i5-13600K -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 12
P-Threads 12 24
Base Frequency (P) 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 4.8 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 12
Total Threads 20 24
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x 37x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 64MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors - 4.15 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket LGA-1700 AM4
TDP 125 W 105 W
Max. Boost TDP 181 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 90°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 -
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz -
Shading Units 256 -
TMUs 16 -
ROPs 8 -
Execution Units 32 -
TGP 15 W -

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 89.6 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 13600K official page AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 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 9 5900X or Intel Core i5 13600K?
Jay 15 November 2022 01:22
Which one is better for streaming to twitch and editing on davinci resolve?
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Emil 06 January 2023 00:50
Prolly intel but u want gpu with good encoding for streaming, if you have the budget consider adding an additional one of the new intel gpu's as they have very good encoding. But that would be an additional gpu not the only one, go for new radeon gpu for gaming or nvidia for more rendering-intensive stuff like 3d, and ai
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