Intel Core i7 12700 vs i5 13600

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 12700 with 12-cores against the 2.7 GHz i5 13600 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 13600 and 12700
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13600
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)

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 780.6 MB/sec 1140 MB/sec
Clang compilation 107.9 Klines/sec 120.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 246.4 pages/sec 358.9 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 339.3 Mpixels/sec 426.8 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 250.8 pages/sec 264.4 pages/sec
Background blur 56 images/sec 46.9 images/sec
Photo processing 84.6 images/sec 127.7 images/sec
Ray tracing 25.6 Mpixels/sec 27.2 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 107.7 GOps/sec 114.1 GOps/sec
Floating point math 82.4 GOps/sec 84.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 105M Primes/sec 113M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 40.4M Strings/sec 46.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 20.6 GBytes/sec 23.7 GBytes/sec
Data compression 384.8 MBytes/sec 410.8 MBytes/sec
Physics 1593 Frames/sec 1865 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 24.8B Matrices/sec 24.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700 and i5 13600


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 1, 2022 January 3, 2023
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i7-12700 i5-13600
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 UHD Graphics 770


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.8 GHz 5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 8
E-Threads 4 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.6 GHz 2.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Total Cores 12 14
Total Threads 20 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 27x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 25MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 180 W 154 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 1550 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-3200
- DDR5-4800
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 12700 official page Intel Core i5 13600 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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