Intel Core i7 13700K vs AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 13700K with 16-cores against the 4.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 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
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 7900X and 13700K
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700K
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Around 16.2 GB/s (22%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
  • Has 34 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • 6% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.6 GHz vs 5.3 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 13700K and AMD Ryzen 9 7900X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 27, 2022 September 29, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Zen 4 (Raphael)
Model number i7-13700K -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 12
P-Threads 16 24
Base Frequency (P) 3.4 GHz 4.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.3 GHz 5.6 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 -
E-Threads 8 -
Base Frequency (E) 2.5 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 4.2 GHz -
Total Cores 16 12
Total Threads 24 24
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 47x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1MB (per core)
L3 Cache 30MB (shared) 64MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors - 13.1 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
Socket LGA-1700 AM5
TDP 125 W 170 W
Max. Boost TDP 253 W 230 W
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 1500 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1600 MHz 2200 MHz
Shading Units 256 128
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 73.4 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 13700K official page AMD Ryzen 9 7900X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X or Intel Core i7 13700K?
Aparos 07 January 2023 17:34
Wow, the i7 is better than AMD's i9. AMD went back to the FX ERA. Bravo Intel.
+6 Reply
Plunderloot 07 October 2022 08:36
13700K has a lower MSRP and is LGA1700. 7900X has a higher MSRP and doesn't even give that much more performance and its TDP is higher, plus you have to buy an AM5 board. 13700K > 7900X
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im not givin out my name 11 October 2022 20:15
While tdp is higher, actual power consumption on the 13700k is much, much more. this would mean you could get higher overclocks from a 7900x. it also helps that zen 4 takes a lot lower voltage when overclocking.
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Huh 07 November 2022 08:56
im not givin out my name, No, the actual power consumption on the 13700k is much much less than you think. Stock all-core performance can easily be run at 170-180w. You could get higher overclocks from a 13700k within the same stock voltage, let alone higher memory OC. Btw $400 vs $550 lol
+7 Reply
Whats it to ya 23 November 2022 02:08
This confuses me cause based on benchmarks by different YouTubers, the 13700k total power consumption is worse than the 7900x
+1 Reply
Nathaniel Smith 26 November 2022 23:20
Whats it to ya, A lot of tech tubers are anti-Intel TBH. I use both but you can get reasonable TDP from Intel. I have a 13700kf at 5.5ghz all core 4.4ghz on E core. It totally maxed out it uses 270 watts. I have a 11900kf at 5.3ghz full load it uses up to 340watts. 12700k uses just a bit less than the 13th gen.
+4 Reply
Nameless. 07 January 2023 17:36
However AM5 motherboards will be supported, and last longer.
+5 Reply