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Core i5-13600K is a gamer's dream! The new processor achieves gaming numbers that match the best AMD Zen 4 offerings, at a much more competitive $320 price point. Our review also shows that 13600K can shine in applications, beating the much higher positioned Core i7-12700K.

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Watch that power draw. :roll:
Nope, nopity NOPE.

What a clown world we live in.

I am so glad I upgraded to my current system, I was worried that I would be done in by both this generation from Intel and AMD's, but this platform will last a good while yet and I have options to make my power draw even more friendly while keeping my performance and temps in check. :)
 
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I was wondering, as I need a system thats good for both gaming and premiere pro/blender, could I go with an i5 13600k + z690 Gaming X motherboard (it's cheaper + I don't really care about the z790) and pair it with an RTX 3080 to be good to go? Since I was really thinking about doing so :)
 
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I think Intel will be strong with Meteor Lake once they jump to 7nm (intel 7nm is more efficient than TSMC 7nm) and with that tile, disaggregated architecture.
Until then I don't think I'd purchase a CPU that needs to hit close to 200W to rival AMD.
 
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Consumes ~10W more than 7700X in gaming while being faster and 25W more in app average while being on par - what's the power consumption fuss all about? Great choice especially if one knows how to update the bios and can grab a Z690 board on sale.
 

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Summary page, "5.8 GHz boost on only two cores"?
Fixed, thanks!

Nice CPU, would be very awesome to know what it can do at 5.6GHz overclock
Running last tests at 5.6

specially if one knows how to update the bios and can grab a Z690 board on sale.
Just to add to that, you can run Raptor Lake with an old BIOS just fine, I tried (before BIOS updates were available). So you don't need a loaner CPU
 

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@W1zzard I am confused, your test setup page says 420mm AIO and then it also says Noctua for the air setup, which setup is this particualr 13600k review using? I find it hard to believe a 420mm AIO can still hit 91 celsius for an Intel system.

gaming temps are still good.

looks like I am buying raptor lake for my next rig. 13600kf will be my next chip. AMD just can't compete when it comes to gamers anymore. they made a huge mistake not focusing on the 7800X3D first and foremost. cause my money is going to raptor lake now.
 

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Read the text above the temp charts?

RIP me. sorry I was so excited I skipped the very first line. new hardware days are fun days, apologies!

ok then. well a U14 Noctua is fairly weak. so a proper NH D15 and 360mm AIO will def tame this beast.

I have a 13600k in my cart, about to check out now. damn I really love AMD, but I am not going to pay more for higher temps, less performance in gaming.
 
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Where's the i7 13700K review?
 
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The Intel Core i9-13600K comes at an MSRP of $320.

As the review heads towards its conclusion, our resident wizzard worked his magic to evolve an i5 into an i9.
 
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Mainstream champion for sure! Gaming performance beyond anything from previous gen or what AyyyyMD can muster, multi nearly matching that of 5950x and you can pair it with an entry level Z690 board (bar 2 or 3 worst ones) or even a solid B660 and ddr4 if you want to save a couple hundred extra bucks and you have yourself an excellent general purpose rig!
 
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As the review heads towards its conclusion, our resident wizzard worked his magic to evolve an i5 into an i9.
Good price for an i9 though!! :D
 
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Mainstream champion for sure! Gaming performance beyond anything from previous gen or what AyyyyMD can muster, multi nearly matching that of 5950x and you can pair it with an entry level Z690 board (bar 2 or 3 worst ones) or even a solid B660 and ddr4 if you want to save a couple hundred extra bucks and you have yourself an excellent general purpose rig!
This and the 13700k will definitely be the champions of Raptor lake. The multi-threaded performance of this CPU is very impressive while staying at around the same efficiency level as the 12600k and 12700k.
 

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Does anyone know if I disable ecores, will it improve temps in gaming?
 
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Does anyone know if I disable ecores, will it improve temps in gaming?

I don't think it will matter much as E-cores aren't being used for gaming, just the P cores, at least that's what I have been seeing with my i7 12700K...
 
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Watch that power draw. :roll:
Nope, nopity NOPE.

What a clown world we live in.

I am so glad I upgraded to my current system, I was worried that I would be done in by both this generation from Intel and AMD's, but this platform will last a good while yet and I have options to make my power draw even more friendly while keeping my performance and temps in check. :)

Why people care so much about 100W in peak power consumption?

That's like pennies por month.
 
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Let’s see what the 13400 cpu can do if the 13600k can be this powerful
 
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They better get that that massive IPC jump with the 14th gen otherwise we'll have oven makers going out of business :slap:



Yes this also applies to AMD & zen5 ~

 
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Wow, I was pretty surprised by the power draw and thermal results here. Given how well 12th gen held up against Ryzen 7000, I was expecting this to be along the same lines - instead we're seeing drastic power draw increases even in real-world applications and gaming. 10% faster than the 7600X for more than 50% higher power draw? Even if neither are drawing massive amounts of power while gaming, that's quite the difference. And of course the 12400f trounces either in gaming efficiency.

Overall ... pretty underwhelming? Yes, it's fast - but so is pretty much anything at this point. It's also quite inefficient. Could bode decently for lower-end SKUs with lower clocks I guess, but this is already significantly downclocked from the 13900K, so I guess we'll have to wait and see.

All in all, the 2022 generation of CPUs is looking ever less attractive overall.

Does anyone know if I disable ecores, will it improve temps in gaming?
Given that these barely consume power even under full load I really don't see why it would.
 
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