Intel Core i7 13700 vs i5 13500

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 13700 with 16-cores against the 2.5 GHz i5 13500 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 13500 and 13700
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Around 12.8 GB/s (17%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 6% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 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 1450 MB/sec 883.8 MB/sec
Clang compilation 153 Klines/sec 115.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 412.2 pages/sec 277.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 499.5 Mpixels/sec 391.2 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 277.8 pages/sec 260.7 pages/sec
Background blur 72.1 images/sec 63.2 images/sec
Photo processing 141.6 images/sec 95.8 images/sec
Ray tracing 35.3 Mpixels/sec 26.5 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 144.6 GOps/sec 109.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 102.1 GOps/sec 81.7 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 159M Primes/sec 105M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 51.1M Strings/sec 45.5M Strings/sec
Data encryption 27.4 GBytes/sec 23.3 GBytes/sec
Data compression 474.6 MBytes/sec 408.2 MBytes/sec
Physics 2187 Frames/sec 1668 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 28.4B Matrices/sec 25.2B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 13700 and i5 13500


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i7-13700 i5-13500
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 UHD Graphics 770


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 4.8 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 4.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Total Cores 16 14
Total Threads 24 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 30MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 219 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 1600 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 - 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 Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 13700 official page Intel Core i5 13500 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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