Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i7-3720QM

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-13600K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3720QM
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i7-3720QM

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-13600K or Intel Core i7-3720QM - 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 Intel Core i5-13600K has 14 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.10 GHz. Up to 192 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-13600K was released in Q4/2022.

The Intel Core i7-3720QM has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-3720QM was released in Q2/2012.
Intel Core i5 (328) Family Intel Core i7 (293)
Intel Core i 13000 (17) CPU group Intel Core i 3000M (29)
13 Generation 3
Raptor Lake S Architecture Ivy Bridge H
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
Intel Core i5-12600K Predecessor --
Intel Core i5-14600K Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-13600K is a 14 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (5.10 GHz). The Intel Core i7-3720QM has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (3.60 GHz).

Intel Core i5-13600K Characteristic Intel Core i7-3720QM
14 Cores 4
20 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.50 GHz (5.10 GHz)
6x Raptor Cove
A-Core 2.60 GHz (3.60 GHz)
2.60 GHz (3.90 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core --

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.

Intel Core i5-13600K Characteristic Intel Core i7-3720QM
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.50 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.25 GHz
11 GPU Generation 7
10 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
32 Compute units 16
256 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.0

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.

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-13600K supports a maximum of 192 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-3720QM can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-13600K Characteristic Intel Core i7-3720QM
DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
192 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
89.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
Yes ECC No
20.00 MB L2 Cache --
24.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-13600K has a TDP of 125 W, that of the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 45 W.

Intel Core i5-13600K Characteristic Intel Core i7-3720QM
125 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
181 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-13600K has a 44.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i7-3720QM cache has a total of 6.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-13600K Characteristic Intel Core i7-3720QM
10 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
LGA 1700 Socket BGA 1224
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2022 Release date Q2/2012
319 $ Release price 363 $
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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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
1955 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
758 (39%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
16227 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
3044 (19%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2639 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
702 (27%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
16192 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2489 (15%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.25 GHz
320 (42%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
38449 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
5689 (15%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
9848 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1672 (17%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
116 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
1282 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2021 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
24125 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
775 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
9329 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
348 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
290 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
3652 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
24,125 CB R23 MC @ 174 W
139 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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