Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review

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Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review

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Processors don't make for the most interesting images around, and our media pack version bears little resemblance to the retail ones, beyond the actual box for the individual processors. However, we know how popular these images of rare packaging are so here goes.

Unquestionably the box is a monster, easy the size of most motherboard boxes that come through the office.

Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review  

Lifting the lid gives you a lovely image of the die itself. We'd never pretend to understand it all, but we do appreciate the intense neatness and incredible care taking over the chip design. It maximises features in the ultimate minimal space.


Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review  

Beneath those we have the two processors, but also a reversable display that has the diagram on one side and the core and clock counts on the other.


Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review  

The 6P+8E Intel Core i5-13600K that will unquestionably be the big seller in the new Intel range.


Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review  

The meaty 8P+16E Core i9-13600K which is the processor about which we all be lying awake at night dreaming of owning, despite our bank balance reality just offering up Pentium Duos.


Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review  

Cool, eh.


Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review  

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Most Recent Comments

21-10-2022, 06:04:41

Peace
These results seem so weird, I don't know what to think. Is there a possibility of error?



OCs being slower than default settings, 13600K being stronger than 13900K and both sometimes being slower than their 12th Gen counterparts when it comes to minimum FPS.


I am in drooling over both new gens of CPUs and I HAVE to get one, but I hope Intel can get some optimization done. Will have to wait for additional reviews though, but currently, the 13600KF seems like a nobrainer.Quote

21-10-2022, 09:32:52

AngryGoldfish
The 13600K is a beast!Quote

21-10-2022, 11:51:50

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
The 13600K is a beast!
Yup. GN just hailed it as taking the throne. They also did whole platform costs too, and the 13600k was $140 odd cheaper to get running.Quote

21-10-2022, 19:29:09

AngryGoldfish
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Yup. GN just hailed it as taking the throne. They also did whole platform costs too, and the 13600k was $140 odd cheaper to get running.
Yeah, a 5800X3D is more expensive by about €50, weaker in multithreaded tasks, slower in single-threaded tasks, and about on par, roughly, in gaming. A B660 ITX motherboard is pretty much exactly the same price as an AM4 B550 equivalent. So, for me and what I'd like to do, the 13600KF would be better value.

Still, I should probably just get a 5600 and be done with it. Quote
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