AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-13600K

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AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-13600K
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Intel Core i5-13600K

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X or Intel Core i5-13600K - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.30 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X was released in Q4/2022.

The Intel Core i5-13600K has 14 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 192 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-13600K was released in Q4/2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 (84) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
AMD Ryzen 7000 (14) CPU group Intel Core i 13000 (17)
6 Generation 13
Raphael (Zen 4) Architecture Raptor Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Predecessor Intel Core i5-12600K
-- Successor Intel Core i5-14600K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is 4.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) while the Intel Core i5-13600K has 14 CPU cores and 20 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-13600K is at 3.50 GHz (5.10 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Characteristic Intel Core i5-13600K
6 Cores 14
12 Threads 20
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
4.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) A-Core 3.50 GHz (5.10 GHz)
6x Raptor Cove
-- B-Core 2.60 GHz (3.90 GHz)
8x Gracemont

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Characteristic Intel Core i5-13600K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X or Intel Core i5-13600K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
2.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.50 GHz
9 GPU Generation 11
5 nm Technology 10 nm
3 Max. displays 3
2 Compute units 32
128 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 83.2 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-13600K supports up to 192 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 89.6 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Characteristic Intel Core i5-13600K
DDR5-5200 Memory DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 192 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
83.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 89.6 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
6.00 MB L2 Cache 20.00 MB
32.00 MB L3 Cache 24.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 5.0
24 PCIe lanes 20
94.5 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is 105 W, while the Intel Core i5-13600K has a TDP of 125 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Characteristic Intel Core i5-13600K
105 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 125 W
142 W TDP (PL2) 181 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is manufactured in 5 nm and has 38.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-13600K is manufactured in 10 nm and has a 44.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Characteristic Intel Core i5-13600K
5 nm Technology 10 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
AM5 (LGA 1718) Socket LGA 1700
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2022 Release date Q4/2022
299 $ Release price 319 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (99%)
Intel Core i5-13600K (96%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (70%)
Intel Core i5-13600K (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
115 (99%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
116 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
885 (69%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
1282 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
1976 (98%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2021 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
15315 (63%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
24125 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
2197 (100%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
1955 (89%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
11874 (73%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
16227 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
2846 (100%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2639 (93%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
12714 (79%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
16192 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
759 (98%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
775 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
5989 (64%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
9329 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563 (73%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
235 (68%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
348 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
28953 (75%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
38449 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
313 (100%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
290 (93%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
2510 (69%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
3652 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
15,315 CB R23 MC @ 103 W
149 (100%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
24,125 CB R23 MC @ 174 W
139 (93%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
9848 (100%)

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News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and the Intel Core i5-13600K

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Officially, DDR5-5200 is the maximum, but with AMDs EXPO Technology which is similar to Intel's XMP 3.0, AMD now also has a solution for easy overclocking of the main memory. AMD itself names DDR5-6000 as the sweet spot for the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.
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Posted by Stefan on 2022-09-06
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The AMD Ryzen processors were first introduced by AMD in Q1 2017. They are the successor to the not particularly successful AMD Bulldozer processors. The latter were manufactured using an outdated manufacturing process and could not keep up with the competing products from Intel. AMD lost a large portion of its desktop processor market share during this period.
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Posted by Stefan on 2022-07-20
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Comparison of the two processors

Both the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and the Intel Core i5-13600K are two quite powerful desktop processors that are suitable for both computer games and more demanding applications. The two processors represent the golden mean between price and performance and are more than sufficiently fast for most users.

The structure of the processors is fundamentally different. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X has 6 CPU cores of the same size, which can simultaneously execute 12 threads (2 per CPU core) by supporting AMD's "Simultaneous Multi-Threading" technology. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is a high 4.7 GHz, and up to 5.3 GHz is possible using Turbo mode.

The Intel Core i5-13600K has a hybrid CPU core design that uses two different types of CPU cores. 6 large performance cores (P-cores) clock at 3.5 GHz (Turbo up to 5.1 GHz). These are supplemented by 8 smaller efficiency cores (E-cores). These clock at 2.6 GHz, which is significantly slower; in Turbo mode, a maximum of 3.9 GHz is possible. These small CPU cores should handle background loads efficiently, while the larger P cores are intended for more demanding tasks.

The P-cores can also work together with the E-cores, which significantly accelerates the Intel Core i5-13600K, especially in applications. Both processors have an iGPU, which is only intended for simple image output. The iGPUs of the processors are not suitable for modern computer games.

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X can be equipped with up to 128 GB of RAM, the Intel Core i5-13600K even supports 192 GB. Both processors already support DDR5 memory, but the Intel Core i5-13600K is also able to use DDR4 memory on older motherboards.

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