Intel Core i7 10700K vs i5 13600K

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz Intel Core i7 10700K with 8-cores against the 3.5 GHz i5 13600K with 14-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 13600K and 10700K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600K
  • Newer - released 2-years and 6-months later
  • Around 43.8 GB/s (96%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Has 6 more physical cores
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Has 8192 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 54% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2672 vs 1737 points
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers

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 666.5 MB/sec 1420 MB/sec
Clang compilation 72.6 Klines/sec 129.1 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 183.1 pages/sec 391.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 295.4 Mpixels/sec 479.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 168.7 pages/sec 268.9 pages/sec
Background blur 38.6 images/sec 69.2 images/sec
Photo processing 64.9 images/sec 148.9 images/sec
Ray tracing 15.7 Mpixels/sec 29.4 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 67 GOps/sec 124.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 41.6 GOps/sec 91.9 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 56M Primes/sec 162M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 37.2M Strings/sec 52.7M Strings/sec
Data encryption 6.8 GBytes/sec 27.6 GBytes/sec
Data compression 298.1 MBytes/sec 485.5 MBytes/sec
Physics 947 Frames/sec 2206 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 19.5B Matrices/sec 29.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 10700K and i5 13600K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 1, 2020 September 27, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i7-10700K i5-13600K
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 770


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 5.1 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores - 8
E-Threads - 8
Base Frequency (E) - 2.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) - 3.9 GHz
Total Cores 8 14
Total Threads 16 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 35x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 2MB (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W 125 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) - 181 W
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1200 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 192 256
TMUs 24 16
ROPs 3 8
Execution Units 24 32
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz -

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-2933 - DDR5-5600
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s 89.6 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 10700K official page Intel Core i5 13600K official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20

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