Intel Core i7 13700K vs AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

We compared two 16-core desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 13700K against the 4.5 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. 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 7950X and 13700K
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700K
  • Around 16.2 GB/s (22%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Has 34816 KB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • 8% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.7 GHz vs 5.3 GHz)
  • 11% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 3021 vs 2726 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 1680 MB/sec 1720 MB/sec
Clang compilation 159.6 Klines/sec 222.2 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 493.6 pages/sec 370.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 532.5 Mpixels/sec 531.7 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 278.3 pages/sec 302.2 pages/sec
Background blur 74.8 images/sec 78.3 images/sec
Photo processing 170.7 images/sec 127.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 36.6 Mpixels/sec 51.1 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 156.5 GOps/sec 228.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 116.5 GOps/sec 139.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 202M Primes/sec 357M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 64.8M Strings/sec 102.9M Strings/sec
Data encryption 33.9 GBytes/sec 49.8 GBytes/sec
Data compression 606.7 MBytes/sec 842.9 MBytes/sec
Physics 2731 Frames/sec 3100 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 37.3B Matrices/sec 62.4B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 13700K and AMD Ryzen 9 7950X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 27, 2022 August 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 16
P-Threads 16 32
Base Frequency (P) 3.4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.3 GHz 5.7 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 16
Total Threads 24 32
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 45x
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
TDP (PL1) 125 W 170 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 253 W 230 W
Socket LGA-1700 AM5
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 256 448
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 7950X 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 7950X or Intel Core i7 13700K?
Easily 07 November 2022 08:52
13700k way better purchase. Better for gaming, overclocking, and ram support. Beats 7950x in most single-threaded work with a much better igpu too. In fact, in most multi-threaded work that uses 8 cores or less, the 13700k should smack the 7950x.
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