Intel Core i5-13600KF

Intel Core i5-13600KF Benchmark

Intel Core i5-13600KF Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 14 core Intel 13th Generation Core i5 LGA 1700 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-13600KF good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

126 %
Incredible score from 2 samples
High uncertainty
10th of 1,233
1,159th 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.



126 %



136 %



123 %

Heavy Workloads


122 %

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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

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

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

Intel Core i5-13600KF
126 %
Intel Core i7-12700KF
118 %
Intel Core i7-12700F
107 %
Intel Core i5-12600KF
103 %
Intel Core i7-12700H
81 %
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
74 %
Intel Core i5-12400
70 %


Clock Speed 3.49 GHz
Turbo Speed 5.1 GHz
Cores 14
Threads 20
L2 Cache 8192 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
TDP 125 W

Intel Core i5-13600KF

The Core i5-13600KF is a 14 core CPU from Intel released in 2022. This chip has an incredible overall score at 126% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an incredible processor for gaming, with a score of 136%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-13600KF scores 123% and 122% respectively. Indeed, this is an incredible rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-13600KF has 14 cores and 20 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 3.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 5.1 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i5-13600KF 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.

In terms of cache, the Core i5-13600KF has 8 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 i5-13600KF 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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