Intel Core i5 13600K vs i5 13400F

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 13600K with 14-cores against the 2.5 GHz i5 13400F with 10-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
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 13400F and 13600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Has 4096 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Around 12.8 GB/s (17%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
  • 13% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)
  • 9% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2672 vs 2444 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 738.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 129.1 Klines/sec 88.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 391.4 pages/sec 235.2 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 479.4 Mpixels/sec 344.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 268.9 pages/sec 247.5 pages/sec
Background blur 69.2 images/sec 54.8 images/sec
Photo processing 148.9 images/sec 102 images/sec
Ray tracing 29.4 Mpixels/sec 20 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 80.8 GOps/sec
Floating point math 91.9 GOps/sec 61.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 162M Primes/sec 85M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 52.7M Strings/sec 33.4M Strings/sec
Data encryption 27.6 GBytes/sec 17 GBytes/sec
Data compression 485.5 MBytes/sec 318.3 MBytes/sec
Physics 2206 Frames/sec 1444 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 29.3B Matrices/sec 20.1B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13600K and i5 13400F


Vendor Intel Intel
Released September 27, 2022 January 3, 2023
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i5-13600K i5-13400F
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 4.5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 4
E-Threads 8 4
Base Frequency (E) 2.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
Total Cores 14 10
Total Threads 20 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 20MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 181 W 148 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°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
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 89.6 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support Yes No


Official site Intel Core i5 13600K official page Intel Core i5 13400F official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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