Intel Core i5-13600K

Intel Core i5-13600K Benchmark

Intel Core i5-13600K Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 8 core Intel 13th Generation Core i5 LGA 1700 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-13600K good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

97 %
Very Good score from 2 samples
High uncertainty
Very Good
24th of 1,233
1,090th of 1,233
2 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.


Very Good

97 %



118 %


Very Good

90 %

Heavy Workloads

Very Good

89 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23

Multi threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-13600K compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-13600KF
126 %
Intel Core i5-13600K
97 %
Intel Core i5-12400
70 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
61 %
Intel Core i7-9850H
45 %
Intel Xeon Silver 4210
45 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
44 %


Clock Speed 3 GHz
Turbo Speed 5.1 GHz
Cores 8
Threads 12
L1 Cache 640 KiB
L2 Cache 4096 KiB
L3 Cache 24 MiB
PCIe Revision 5
PCIe Lanes 20
Socket LGA 1700
Family 13th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR5-5600
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2022-11-01
Supports ECC Memory Yes
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 125 W

Intel Core i5-13600K

The Core i5-13600K is a 8 core CPU from Intel released in 2022. This chip has a very good overall score at 97% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an amazing processor for gaming, with a score of 118%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-13600K scores 90% and 89% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-13600K has 8 cores and 12 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3 GHz and a turbo speed of 5.1 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Core i5-13600K makes use of DDR5-5600 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i5-13600K has 640 KiB of level 1 cache, 4 MiB of level 2 cache and 24 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 5. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 20 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-13600K CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 125 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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