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

Test Setup and Clock Speeds

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

Test Setup

As always here at OC3D when there is a move to a new platform we have taken the opportunity to refresh both our test system and the things that we are using to benchmark. Naturally this means that some of our new tests will have fewer results than some of the others, but given how rapidly the market has moved forwards it's fair to say that anything older than the last generation is going to be left in the dust. Clock speed only gets you so far after all.

Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i9-13900K

MSI MPG Z790 Carbon WiFi V1.10 Bios
Corsair Veangeance RGB DDR5 6000Mhz
Kingston Fury Renegade 6000MHz 32GB
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
Sabrent Rocket 2TB
Corsair 5000T
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair H170i 420
Windows 11

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Clock Speeds

Both processors come out of the box with all the technologies necessary to replicate the kind of overclocking we see from current graphics cards without any need for user intervention. They're also both right at the peak of what they can do with even our insane cooling setup. However, if you wish to squeeze a little more out of each you can, with the Core i9-13900K able to gain an extra 200 MHz and the Core i5-13600K even better, peaking at 5.7 GHz on the Performance Cores and 4.6 GHz on the Efficient Cores. Only those with serious cooling need apply.

Intel Core i5-13600K

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

Intel Core i9-13900K

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
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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
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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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