Intel Core i5 13600K vs AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 13600K with 14-cores against the 4.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D 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
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 7900X3D and 13600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600K
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More than 11° C higher critical temperature
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
  • Has 106496 KB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.6 GHz vs 5.1 GHz)
  • 9% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2914 vs 2672 points

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 1420 MB/sec 1810 MB/sec
Clang compilation 129.1 Klines/sec 162.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 391.4 pages/sec 350.5 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 479.4 Mpixels/sec 489.7 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 268.9 pages/sec 287.4 pages/sec
Background blur 69.2 images/sec 64.8 images/sec
Photo processing 148.9 images/sec 117.8 images/sec
Ray tracing 29.4 Mpixels/sec 36 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 124.2 GOps/sec 160.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 91.9 GOps/sec 98 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 162M Primes/sec 445M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 52.7M Strings/sec 75.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 27.6 GBytes/sec 35.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 485.5 MBytes/sec 596.2 MBytes/sec
Physics 2206 Frames/sec 4712 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 29.3B Matrices/sec 44.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13600K and AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 27, 2022 January 4, 2023
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 12
P-Threads 12 24
Base Frequency (P) 3.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 5.6 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 44x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1MB (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 128MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes -


Transistors - 13.1 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W 120 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 181 W 162 W
Socket LGA-1700 AM5
Peak temperature 100°C 89°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 256 448
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 -
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 13600K official page AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

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