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Intel Core i5-13400F desktop CPU in review: Economical and inexpensive 10-core processor for gaming and working

Good all-rounder! Intel is gradually expanding the current CPU line-up of Raptor Lake processors without the K suffix. The Intel Core i5-13400F offers a total of up to 16 threads, which are divided into 6P and 4E cores, which strongly resembles an Intel Core i5-12600K at first glance. You can find out what the new CPU can do in this review with numerous benchmarks.
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F

Intel launched the hybrid CPU architecture with the Alder Lake series, which combines the so-called P and E cores under one heat spreader. The E-cores have been omitted from the entry-level CPUs so far, which mainly affected the multi-thread performance. With the 13th Core generation, Intel has finally given the Core i5-13400F 4 more E-cores in addition to the 6 P-cores. Thus, it is now on par with an Intel Core i5-12600K of the Alder Lake series. Nevertheless, these two models differ strongly in their power consumption. However, only a few percentage points separate the two models in terms of performance, which we can reveal at this point.

Intel Alder-Lake and Intel Raptor-Lake both share the socket 1700 as a substructure. Thus, all new processors can also be run on the older 600 chip sets. Nevertheless, a BIOS update should be carried out beforehand so that the latest processors are recognized and properly supported. Speaking of Alder-Lake and Raptor-Lake: The Intel Core i5-13400F can be optionally available in B0 or C0 stepping. The B0-stepping refers to a Raptor-Lake DIE, whereas an Alder-Lake DIE is under the heat spreader in the C0-stepping.

In the following table, we have compiled the most important representatives of the new Raptor Lake S family for you. More details about the Intel Core i5-13400F can be found here.

Intel's Core processors in comparison

Model Cores /
Threads
Clock P-Core / Turbo Clock E-Core / Turbo Cache L2 + L3 Graphics PBP MTB Price (MSRP)
Core i9-13900K 24 (8P + 16E) /32 3.0 GHz / 5.8 GHz 2.2 GHz / 4.3 GHz 32 + 36 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 253 Watt $ 589
Core i9-13900KF 16 (8P + 16E) /32 3.0 GHz / 5.8 GHz 2.2 GHz / 4.3 GHz 32 + 36 MB - 125 Watt 253 Watt $ 564
Core i9-12900K 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.2 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.4 GHz / 3.9 GHz 14 + 30 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 241 Watt $ 589
Core i9-12900KF 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.2 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.4 GHz / 3.9 GHz 14 + 30 MB - 125 Watt 241 Watt $ 564
Core i7-13700K 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.4 GHz / 5.4 GHz 2.5 GHz / 4.2 GHz 24 + 30 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 253 Watt $ 409
Core i7-13700KF 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.4 GHz / 5.4 GHz 2.5 GHz / 4.2 GHz 24 + 30 MB - 125 Watt 253 Watt $ 384
Core i7-12700K 12 (8P + 4E) /20 3.6 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.7 GHz / 3.8 GHz 12 + 25 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 190 Watt $ 409
Core i7-12700KF 12 (8P + 4E) /20 3.6 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.7 GHz / 3.8 GHz 12 + 25 MB - 125 Watt 190 Watt $ 384
Core i5-13600K 14 (6P + 8E) /20 3.5 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.6 GHz / 3.9 GHz 20 + 24 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 181 Watt $ 319
Core i5-13600KF 14 (6P + 8E) /20 3.5 GHz / 5.1 GHz 2.6 GHz / 3.9 GHz 20 + 24 MB - 125 Wat 181 Watt $ 294
Core i5-12600K 10 (6P + 4E) /16 3.7 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz 9.5 + 20 MB UHD 770 125 Watts 150 Watts $ 289
Core i5-12600KF 10 (6P + 4E) /16 3.7 GHz / 4.9 GHz 2.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz 9.5 + 20 MB - 125 Watt 150 Watt $ 264
Core i5-13400F 10 (6P + 4E) /16 2.5 GHz / 4.6 GHz 1.8 GHz / 3.3 GHz 9.5 + 20 MB - 65 Watt 148Watt $ 196
Core i5-12400F 6 (6P + 0E) /12 2.5 GHz / 4.4 GHz - 7.5 + 18 MB - 65 Watt 117 Watt $ 194

Details about our test system

Raptor Lake S Test System
Raptor Lake S Test System

 

  • Streacom BC1 V2 Open Benchtable
  • Intel Core i5-13400F
  • Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero (BIOS v2204)
  • Custom-Loop Watercooling (Pump: Alphacool Aquastream XT Ultra, Radiator: EK MO-RA3 420 LT BLACK)
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition (driver: 528.02)
  • EVGA SuperNOVA P+ 1600W
  • G.Skill Ripjaws S5 (2x 16 GB - DDR5-5200 MT/s)
  • Intel Optane 905p (480 GB system + benchmarks)
  • Western Digital SN720 (Games)
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64-bit (version 22H2)
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F in the test system
Intel Core i5-13400F in the test system

Test conditions - Z690 still usable after BIOS update

We continue to use the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero as the base for this test, which has already been our choice since the introduction of the Alder-Lake processors. After some problems, which we experienced during our test with the Intel Core i9-13900K, there were no complications with Intel Core i5-13400F. The latest BIOS v2204 was installed in order to boot the Intel Core i5-13400F. Fortunately, the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero offers the possibility to update the BIOS without CPU and RAM.

All tests were performed with the latest BIOS and enabled XMP1 profile. In addition, all power limit restrictions were disabled to access the full performance of the processors.

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Processor benchmarks

Unfortunately, we cannot make a direct performance comparison with the Intel Core i5-12400F at this point. However, we have many other processors in our database that can be used as a reference. Thus, we see a minimal advantage for the Intel Core i5-13400F compared to an Intel Core i7-12700F. On average, the Intel Core i5-13400F can achieve a better result, although the missing threads definitely lead to a worse score in individual tests. We see an almost identical picture in the direct comparison with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. Like the Intel Core i5-13400F, the latter offers 16 threads, but can score better in the pure multi-thread benchmarks.

If you need more performance, you can go for an Intel Core i5-13600K. There is about 20 percent more performance here. The same performance increase can also be achieved with an AMD Ryzen 7 7700X.

More benchmarks about the processors can be found here.

Intel Core i5-13400F vs. Cinebench R15
Intel Core i5-13400F vs. Cinebench R15
Intel Core i5-13400F vs. Cinebench R20
Intel Core i5-13400F vs. Cinebench R20
Intel Core i5-13400F vs. Cinebench R23
Intel Core i5-13400F vs. Cinebench R23
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
77.9 pt ∼78%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
64.5 pt ∼65%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
64.4 pt ∼64%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
56.8 pt ∼57%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
56.3 pt ∼56%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
54.4 pt ∼54%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
53.8 pt ∼54%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
51.4 pt ∼51%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
45.6 pt ∼46%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
327 Points ∼100% +30%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
314 Points ∼96% +25%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
289 Points ∼88% +15%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
275 Points ∼84% +9%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
271 Points ∼83% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
266 Points ∼81% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
254 Points ∼77% +1%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
252 Points ∼77%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
210 Points ∼64% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
6191 Points ∼64% +162%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3643 Points ∼38% +54%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
3191 (3116.72min - 3191.32max) Points ∼33% +35%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
2616 Points ∼27% +11%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
2610 Points ∼27% +10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2555 Points ∼26% +8%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
2364 Points ∼24%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1968 Points ∼20% -17%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
1574 Points ∼16% -33%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
828 Points ∼95% +23%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
775 Points ∼89% +15%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
772 Points ∼89% +15%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
734 Points ∼84% +9%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
726 Points ∼83% +8%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
672 Points ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
625 Points ∼72% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
601 Points ∼69% -11%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
502 Points ∼58% -25%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
15181 Points ∼64% +149%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
9265 Points ∼39% +52%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
7617 Points ∼32% +25%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6692 Points ∼28% +10%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
6091 Points ∼26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
6068 Points ∼26% 0%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
5786 Points ∼25% -5%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
4567 Points ∼19% -25%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
3945 Points ∼17% -35%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2267 Points ∼100% +30%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
2010 Points ∼88% +15%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
1986 Points ∼87% +14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1907 Points ∼84% +9%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
1898 Points ∼84% +9%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
1744 Points ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1554 Points ∼68% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1541 Points ∼68% -12%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
1339 Points ∼59% -23%
Multi Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
40103 Points ∼66% +152%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
24268 Points ∼40% +53%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
19509 Points ∼32% +23%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
17491 Points ∼29% +10%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
15911 Points ∼26%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
15291 Points ∼25% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
15241 Points ∼25% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
11838 Points ∼19% -26%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
10235 Points ∼17% -36%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
3.92 Points ∼12% +28%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
3.71 Points ∼12% +21%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3.48 Points ∼11% +14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
3.31 Points ∼11% +8%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
3.28 Points ∼10% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
3.09 Points ∼10% +1%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
3.06 Points ∼10%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
2.95 Points ∼9% -4%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
2.23 Points ∼7% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
70.78 Points ∼100% +158%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
42.38 Points ∼60% +54%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
36.06 Points ∼51% +31%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
33.5 Points ∼47% +22%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.01 Points ∼42% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
29.31 Points ∼41% +7%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
27.46 Points ∼39%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
21.75 Points ∼31% -21%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
17.65 Points ∼25% -36%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
290.2 Seconds * ∼2% -41%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
260.2 Seconds * ∼2% -26%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
212 Seconds * ∼1% -3%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
206 Seconds * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
196.8 Seconds * ∼1% +4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
189.5 Seconds * ∼1% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
160 Seconds * ∼1% +22%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
135 Seconds * ∼1% +34%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
80 Seconds * ∼1% +61%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
4.725 s * ∼1% -45%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
4.085 s * ∼1% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
3.891 s * ∼1% -19%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
3.268 s * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
3.037 s * ∼1% +7%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
2.953 s * ∼1% +10%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
2.527 s * ∼1% +23%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
2.154 s * ∼0% +34%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
1.818 s * ∼0% +44%
1024m
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
367.879 s * ∼4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
202.7 s * ∼2% +45%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
177.592 s * ∼2% +52%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
128.309 s * ∼2% +65%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
117.2 s * ∼1% +68%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
113.9 s * ∼1% +69%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
86.1 s * ∼1% +77%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
79.738 s * ∼1% +78%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
61.148 s * ∼1% +83%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
412 (410min - 417max) fps ∼97% +31%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
388 (386min - 388max) fps ∼91% +23%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
373.5 (363min - 381max) fps ∼88% +19%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
339 (338min - 341max) fps ∼80% +8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps ∼78% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
320 (319min - 321max) fps ∼75% +2%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
314.5 (314min - 315max) fps ∼74%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
296.5 (296min - 315max) fps ∼70% -6%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
258 (253min - 261max) fps ∼61% -18%
Pass 2
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
267 (266min - 271max) fps ∼97% +95%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
199 (198.5min - 199.4max) fps ∼73% +45%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
181.2 (181min - 181.4max) fps ∼66% +32%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
152 (151min - 152max) fps ∼55% +11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
148 (147min - 148max) fps ∼54% +8%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
136.85 (136.5min - 137.1max) fps ∼50%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
118.55 (118.5min - 134.7max) fps ∼43% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
117 (117min - 117max) fps ∼43% -15%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
91.5 (88.4min - 92max) fps ∼33% -33%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
15604 KB/s ∼90% +81%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
14879 KB/s ∼86% +73%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
14836 KB/s ∼86% +72%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
13282 KB/s ∼77% +54%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
10937 KB/s ∼63% +27%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
8695 KB/s ∼50% +1%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
8602 KB/s ∼50%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
7147 KB/s ∼41% -17%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6239 KB/s ∼36% -27%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
27 GB/s ∼0% +121%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
18.8 GB/s ∼0% +54%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
17.5 GB/s ∼0% +43%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
15 GB/s ∼0% +23%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12.8 GB/s ∼0% +5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
12.2 GB/s ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
10.7 GB/s ∼0% -12%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
8.7 GB/s ∼0% -29%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
3.3 GB/s ∼0% -73%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
5.4 GB/s ∼1% +170%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
3.1 GB/s ∼0% +55%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
2.8 GB/s ∼0% +40%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
2.3 GB/s ∼0% +15%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2.2 GB/s ∼0% +10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
2 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
2 GB/s ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -25%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
1.4 GB/s ∼0% -30%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
3 GB/s ∼0% +173%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1.7 GB/s ∼0% +55%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% +36%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
1.4 GB/s ∼0% +27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% +18%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% +18%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
0.938 GB/s ∼0% -15%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
0.836 GB/s ∼0% -24%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
24157 Points ∼84% +100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16651 Points ∼58% +38%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
14373 Points ∼50% +19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12797 Points ∼44% +6%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
12095 Points ∼42%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
11354 Points ∼39% -6%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
10126 Points ∼35% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8980 Points ∼31% -26%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
7681 Points ∼27% -36%
Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2290 Points ∼99% +28%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
2218 Points ∼96% +24%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1967 Points ∼85% +10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1904 Points ∼82% +6%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
1792 Points ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1665 Points ∼72% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1657 Points ∼72% -8%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
1590 Points ∼69% -11%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
1575 Points ∼68% -12%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
24021 Points ∼76% +100%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
16635 Points ∼52% +39%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
14215 Points ∼45% +18%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12746 Points ∼40% +6%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
12009 Points ∼38%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
11246 Points ∼35% -6%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
10249 Points ∼32% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8926 Points ∼28% -26%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
7679 Points ∼24% -36%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
2214 Points ∼10% +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
2123 Points ∼9% +23%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
1931 Points ∼8% +12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1821 Points ∼8% +6%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
1721 Points ∼7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1673 Points ∼7% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1587 Points ∼7% -8%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
1557 Points ∼7% -10%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
1543 Points ∼7% -10%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
9598 Points ∼99% +25%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
8991 Points ∼93% +17%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
8618 Points ∼89% +12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
8223 Points ∼85% +7%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
7684 Points ∼79%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
7333 Points ∼76% -5%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
6953 Points ∼72% -10%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
6836 Points ∼71% -11%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
6698 Points ∼69% -13%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
86695 Points ∼97% +98%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
60407 Points ∼67% +38%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
56909 Points ∼63% +30%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
46557 Points ∼52% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
44131 Points ∼49% +1%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
43856 Points ∼49%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
39852 Points ∼44% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
35617 Points ∼40% -19%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
30191 Points ∼34% -31%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
32273 Points ∼89% +35%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
31467 Points ∼87% +32%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
30480 Points ∼84% +28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
25017 Points ∼69% +5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
23820 Points ∼66%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
23748 Points ∼65% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
23381 Points ∼64% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
19649 Points ∼54% -18%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
15367 Points ∼42% -35%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
147068 MIPS ∼91% +145%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
89647 MIPS ∼55% +49%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
85789 MIPS ∼53% +43%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
74306 MIPS ∼46% +24%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
64260 MIPS ∼40% +7%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
61218 MIPS ∼38% +2%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
60048 MIPS ∼37%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
56607 MIPS ∼35% -6%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
41522 MIPS ∼26% -31%
7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
8096 MIPS ∼97% +41%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
7272 MIPS ∼87% +27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
6970 MIPS ∼83% +21%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
6594 MIPS ∼79% +15%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
6502 MIPS ∼78% +13%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
6145 MIPS ∼73% +7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
5944 MIPS ∼71% +3%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
5743 MIPS ∼69%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
5466 MIPS ∼65% -5%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
42.6 fps ∼91% +122%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.1 fps ∼65% +57%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
27.6 fps ∼59% +44%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
26.1 fps ∼56% +36%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
20.8 fps ∼45% +8%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
19.2 fps ∼41%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
17.7 fps ∼38% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
15.7 fps ∼34% -18%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
13.5 fps ∼29% -30%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
0.576 sec * ∼12% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
0.4778 sec * ∼10% -4%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
0.4606 sec * ∼10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
0.4509 sec * ∼10% +2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
0.4456 sec * ∼10% +3%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
0.4247 sec * ∼9% +8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
0.405 sec * ∼9% +12%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
0.3758 sec * ∼8% +18%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
0.3539 sec * ∼8% +23%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
71.8 s * ∼18% -79%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
56 s * ∼14% -40%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
46 s * ∼12% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
45.14 s * ∼11% -13%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
43.31 s * ∼11% -8%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
40.1 s * ∼10%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
36.6 s * ∼9% +9%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
35 s * ∼9% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
33.6 s * ∼8% +16%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
361 Points ∼89% +23%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
355 Points ∼87% +21%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
333 Points ∼82% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
296 Points ∼73% +1%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
294 Points ∼72%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
293 Points ∼72% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
286 Points ∼70% -3%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
281 Points ∼69% -4%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
255 Points ∼63% -13%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
654 ms * ∼1% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
578 ms * ∼1% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
558 ms * ∼1% -4%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
535 ms * ∼1%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
522 ms * ∼1% +2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
511 ms * ∼1% +4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
469 ms * ∼1% +12%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
440 ms * ∼1% +18%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
432 ms * ∼1% +19%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
53853 Points ∼99% +92%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
35386 Points ∼65% +26%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
35357 Points ∼65% +26%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
31106 Points ∼57% +11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
30938 Points ∼57% +10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29671 Points ∼55% +6%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
28087 Points ∼52%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
25990 Points ∼48% -7%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
21144 Points ∼39% -25%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 2200 MHz
19392 Points ∼96% +53%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 2600 MHz
17124 Points ∼85% +35%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
R7 7700X, 4500 MHz
14182 Points ∼70% +12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
13869 Points ∼68% +9%
Intel Core i5-13400F
i5-13400F, 2500 MHz
12669 Points ∼63%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
11599 Points ∼57% -8%
Intel Core i7-12700F
i7-12700F, 3300 MHz
11521 Points ∼57% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8911 Points ∼44% -30%
Intel Core i5-11400F
i5-11400F, 2600 MHz
8468 Points ∼42% -33%

* ... smaller is better

Intel Core i5-13400F vs. Cinebench R15 multi loop

During the stress test, which we run with the Cinebench R15 continuous loop, there are no problems in terms of a stable power development. With a maximum of 148 watts, which Intel allows the Core i5-13400F, the cooling system is not particularly challenged. The Intel Core i5-13400F is only marginally slower than an Intel Core i5-12600K with an average of 2,338 points over all 50 runs Intel Core i5-12600K (2,545 points).

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Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F, Intel Core i5-13400F: Ø2338 (2302.95-2344.67)
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K: Ø3987 (3920.42-4037.55)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: Ø3681 (3663.67-3707.14)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: Ø1948 (1942.12-1954.65)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K: Ø2545 (2497.35-2570.36)
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K, Intel Core i5-13600K: Ø3620 (3607.83-3632.07)
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K: Ø6182 (6045.95-6213.11)

Synthetic benchmarks and application performance

The Intel Core i5-13400F can also score well in the application benchmarks and is equal to an Intel Core i5-12600K in terms of performance. Compared to the K-models of the Raptor-Lake processors listed here, our review sample has to accept a clear deficit, though. Nevertheless, the Intel Core i5-13400F offers a solid performance in everyday use, which is completely sufficient for most applications.

PCMark 10 - Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
9788 Points ∼100% +16%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
9470 Points ∼97% +13%
Intel Core i5-13600K
9362 Points ∼96% +11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
8778 Points ∼90% +4%
Intel Core i9-12900K
8604 Points ∼88% +2%
Intel Core i5-13400F
8416 Points ∼86%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8270 Points ∼84% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
8259 Points ∼84% -2%
Intel Core i7-12700F
8031 Points ∼82% -5%
Intel Core i5-11400F
7238 Points ∼74% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
7098 Points ∼73% -16%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
53853 Points ∼100% +92%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
39600 Points ∼74% +41%
Intel Core i9-12900K
39112 Points ∼73% +39%
Intel Core i5-13600K
35386 Points ∼66% +26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
32156 Points ∼60% +14%
Intel Core i7-12700F
31106 Points ∼58% +11%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
30691 Points ∼57% +9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
29671 Points ∼55% +6%
Intel Core i5-13400F
28087 Points ∼52%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
25990 Points ∼48% -7%
Intel Core i5-11400F
21144 Points ∼39% -25%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K
19392 Points ∼100% +53%
Intel Core i9-12900K
18431 Points ∼95% +45%
Intel Core i5-13600K
17124 Points ∼88% +35%
Intel Core i5-12600K
13869 Points ∼72% +9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
13650 Points ∼70% +8%
Intel Core i5-13400F
12669 Points ∼65%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12111 Points ∼62% -4%
Intel Core i7-12700F
11521 Points ∼59% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
10458 Points ∼54% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8911 Points ∼46% -30%
Intel Core i5-11400F
8468 Points ∼44% -33%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
32273 Points ∼100% +35%
Intel Core i5-13600K
30480 Points ∼94% +28%
Intel Core i9-12900K
28211 Points ∼87% +18%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
25396 Points ∼79% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
25367 Points ∼79% +6%
Intel Core i5-12600K
25017 Points ∼78% +5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
23820 Points ∼74%
Intel Core i7-12700F
23748 Points ∼74% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
23076 Points ∼72% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
20214 Points ∼63% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
19649 Points ∼61% -18%
Intel Core i5-11400F
15367 Points ∼48% -35%
CrossMark - Overall
Intel Core i9-13900K
2589 Points ∼100% +33%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2271 Points ∼88% +17%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2236 Points ∼86% +15%
Intel Core i5-13400F
1941 Points ∼75%
Intel Core i7-12700F
1841 Points ∼71% -5%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1637 Points ∼63% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1567 Points ∼61% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1495 Points ∼58% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1489 Points ∼58% -23%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
74937 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
71725 MB/s ∼96% +1%
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
71090 MB/s ∼95%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
70076 MB/s ∼94% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
66130 MB/s ∼88% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
59949 MB/s ∼80% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
59171 MB/s ∼79% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
53947 MB/s ∼72% -24%
Average of class
  (4514 - 150906, n=1114)
40373 MB/s ∼54% -43%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
83883 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
77447 MB/s ∼92%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
76023 MB/s ∼91% -2%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
75757 MB/s ∼90% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
70692 MB/s ∼84% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
62991 MB/s ∼75% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
59238 MB/s ∼71% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
59007 MB/s ∼70% -24%
Average of class
  (4031 - 153938, n=1075)
43274 MB/s ∼52% -44%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
81320 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
74140 MB/s ∼91% +1%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
73572 MB/s ∼90% 0%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
73484 MB/s ∼90% 0%
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
73248 MB/s ∼90%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
55525 MB/s ∼68% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
48748 MB/s ∼60% -33%
Average of class
  (3506 - 153477, n=1078)
42775 MB/s ∼53% -42%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
28798 MB/s ∼35% -61%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
83.5 ns * ∼100% -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
81.1 ns * ∼97% -4%
Average of class
  (18.8 - 336, n=1153)
79.7 ns * ∼95% -2%
Intel Core i5-13400F
Intel Core i5-13400F, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
78.3 ns * ∼94%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 0
76.5 ns * ∼92% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
67.7 ns * ∼81% +14%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
63.9 ns * ∼77% +18%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 32768
63.8 ns * ∼76% +19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX, 32768
58.4 ns * ∼70% +25%

* ... smaller is better

Game benchmarks

As before, our review sample primarily duels with the Intel Core i5-12600K in the gaming tests. In high resolutions and a high preset, the rivals slip closer together. If it's purely about gaming, you certainly won't go wrong with the Intel Core i5-13400F. With its 16 threads, all games are currently playable well with the corresponding graphics card. In our test we used an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founder Edition in order to compare the performance of our test sample with that of the comparison devices. If you also want to stream at the same time as gaming, we currently recommend an Intel Core i9-13900K or grab an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.

Gaming Performance

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
97.6 pt ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
97.5 pt ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
96.2 pt ∼96%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
92 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
92 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
80.6 pt ∼81%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
80.5 pt ∼81%
F1 22
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
344 (260min, 201P1 - 409max) fps ∼100% +20%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
333 (255min, 199P1 - 409max) fps ∼97% +16%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
322 (252min, 186P1 - 368max) fps ∼94% +13%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
320 (269min, 180P1 - 377max) fps ∼93% +12%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
316 (235min) fps ∼92% +10%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
286 (205min, 170P1 - 323max) fps ∼83%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
258 (208min, 159P1 - 307max) fps ∼75% -10%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
131 (109min) fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
128.7 (104min, 93P1 - 154max) fps ∼98% 0%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
128.1 (110min, 102P1 - 149max) fps ∼98% 0%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
128.1 (111min, 97P1 - 149max) fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
126.4 (109min, 100P1 - 145max) fps ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
125.1 (108min, 100P1 - 144max) fps ∼95% -2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
122.6 (104min, 98P1 - 141max) fps ∼94% -4%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
205 (155min - 278max) fps ∼100% +36%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
188 (143min - 257max) fps ∼92% +25%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
187 (145min) fps ∼91% +24%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
186 (133min - 258max) fps ∼91% +23%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
183 (136min - 251max) fps ∼89% +21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
158 (120min - 225max) fps ∼77% +5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
151 (111min - 208max) fps ∼74%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
263 (199min - 337max) fps ∼100% +36%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
244 (164min - 331max) fps ∼93% +26%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
240 (175min - 314max) fps ∼91% +24%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
238 (152min - 327max) fps ∼90% +23%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
236 (154min) fps ∼90% +22%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
197 (153min - 254max) fps ∼75% +2%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
193 (133min - 247max) fps ∼73%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
160.9 fps ∼100% +44%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
151.8 fps ∼94% +35%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
148.4 fps ∼92% +32%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
147.7 fps ∼92% +32%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
131.4 fps ∼82% +17%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
112.1 fps ∼70%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
111.1 fps ∼69% -1%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
234 fps ∼100% +44%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
227 fps ∼97% +40%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
225 fps ∼96% +38%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
213 fps ∼91% +31%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
200 fps ∼85% +23%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
162.7 fps ∼70%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
157.9 fps ∼67% -3%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
190.8 fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
189.7 fps ∼99% +7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
188.9 fps ∼99% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
188.4 fps ∼99% +6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
185.5 fps ∼97% +5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
177.2 fps ∼93%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
173.5 fps ∼91% -2%
1280x720 Lite Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
236 fps ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
235 fps ∼100% +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
234 fps ∼99% +5%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
233 fps ∼99% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
233 fps ∼99% +4%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
223 fps ∼94%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
217 fps ∼92% -3%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
231.65 (196.5min) fps ∼100% +42%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
229.2 (192.7min) fps ∼99% +40%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
228.5 (193.7min) fps ∼99% +40%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
205.4 (178.9min) fps ∼89% +25%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
196.8 (171.6min) fps ∼85% +20%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
171.9 (149.6min) fps ∼74% +5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
163.7 (141.6min) fps ∼71%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
301.3 (255.5min) fps ∼100% +56%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
293.1 (253min) fps ∼97% +52%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
285.3 (242.4min) fps ∼95% +48%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
246.2 (214min) fps ∼82% +27%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
235.4 (207.6min) fps ∼78% +22%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
203.6 (180.1min) fps ∼68% +5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
193.3 (164.8min) fps ∼64%
GTA V
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
165.6 (9.1min, 125P1 - 349max) fps ∼100% +27%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
161.4 (8.93min, 125P1 - 341max) fps ∼97% +24%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
155.2 (5.9min, 111.1P1 - 371max) fps ∼94% +19%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
154.9 (8.8min, 125P1 - 271max) fps ∼94% +19%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
148.7 (3.1min, 111.1P1 - 272max) fps ∼90% +14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
133 (5.5min, 90.9P1 - 206max) fps ∼80% +2%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
130.5 (8.56min, 100P1 - 218max) fps ∼79%
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
187.7 (3.47min, 200P1 - 694max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
187.5 (8.3min, 200P1 - 623max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
187.5 (10.5min, 200P1 - 530max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
187.5 (1.506min, 200P1 - 547max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
187.4 (41.6min, 200P1 - 443max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
186.8 (6.77min, 166.7P1 - 467max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
186.1 (2.03min, 166.7P1 - 287max) fps ∼99% 0%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187.5 187.5 187.1 161.4 151.8 182.2
The Witcher 3 (2015) 773 586 384 188.1 156.9
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 293.1 257 250.4 231.65 216.7
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 236 231 190.8 146.6 88.8
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 225 199.2 160.9 133.5
Far Cry 5 (2018) 244 211 203 186 176 110
Strange Brigade (2018) 741 479 380 329 249 153.1
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 314 261 251 234 172.2 99.6
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 200 176 169 151 143 109
Metro Exodus (2019) 311 223 175.2 140.1 115.8 76.6
Borderlands 3 (2019) 244 213 190.8 164.1 131.6 75.3
F1 2020 (2020) 487 403 374 270 218 138.8
F1 2021 (2021) 648 548 441 224 175.4 105.3
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 (2022) 214 213 174 173 88 46
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 364 294 212 168.5 124 70.8
F1 22 (2022) 344 361 321 125.1 83.8 42.4
The Quarry (2022) 282 216 177.7 144.4 103.6 58.9

Energy consumption

According to the technical specifications of the Intel Core i5-13400F, the power consumption is 65 watts and can reach up to 148 watts under load. If the restrictions of the power consumption for the processor are not limited in the BIOS, the 148 watts are permanently on and are not temporally limited by the dew value. All tests that we did with the processor were performed without any restrictions. We record the test system's power consumption with only 184 watts in the Cinebench R15 multi-test. Thus, the Intel Core i5-13400F is considerably more frugal than an Intel Core i5-12600K, which requires just under 206 watts in our test. We note a bit more with 214 watts in the stress test. Nevertheless, the energy consumption is pleasingly low.

Due to the low power consumption, the Intel Core i5-13400F doesn't need much cooling. Thus, you can safely do without an AiO and a high-quality air cooler is completely sufficient for this CPU.

Power consumption test system - idle
Power consumption test system - idle
Power consumption test system - Cinebench R15-nT
Power consumption test system - Cinebench R15-nT
Power consumption test system - stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Power consumption test system - stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Power consumption test system - gaming (The Witcher 3, Ultra-Preset)
Power consumption test system - gaming (The Witcher 3, Ultra-Preset)
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Power Consumption / Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
480 (263min, 277P1 - 553max) Watt * ∼100% -161%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
324.4 Watt * ∼68% -76%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
313 (214min, 221P1 - 406max) Watt * ∼65% -70%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
286 (232min, 235P1 - 343max) Watt * ∼60% -55%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.8 (204min - 238max) Watt * ∼49% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
226.1 (160min - 249max) Watt * ∼47% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
215 (134.8min, 135.6P1 - 259max) Watt * ∼45% -17%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
205.9 (145min - 213max) Watt * ∼43% -12%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
184.2 (175.2min, 175.3P1 - 232max) Watt * ∼38%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 79.23 W)
170.1 (165min - 210max) Watt * ∼35% +8%
Power Consumption / Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
471 (414min, 427P1 - 561max) Watt * ∼100% -120%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
348 (283min, 288P1 - 496max) Watt * ∼74% -63%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
319 (310min, 311P1 - 357max) Watt * ∼68% -49%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
279.6 (261min - 357max) Watt * ∼59% -31%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
256.5 (238min - 275max) Watt * ∼54% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
252.3 (227min - 259max) Watt * ∼54% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.6 (211min - 284max) Watt * ∼50% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
227 (218min, 219P1 - 245max) Watt * ∼48% -6%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
214 (205min, 206P1 - 227max) Watt * ∼45%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 79.23 W)
175.8 (170min - 179max) Watt * ∼37% +18%
Power Consumption / The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
555 (547min, 549P1 - 607max) Watt * ∼100% -17%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
533 (520min, 525P1 - 568max) Watt * ∼96% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
519 (510min, 513P1 - 564max) Watt * ∼94% -9%
Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13600K, Corsair MP600
500 (491min, 493P1 - 528max) Watt * ∼90% -5%
Intel Core i5-13400F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-13400F, Corsair MP600 GS
475 (468min, 470P1 - 510max) Watt * ∼86%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 91.1 W)
463.7 (450min - 487max) Watt * ∼84% +2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
463 (439min - 490max) Watt * ∼83% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
440.5 (420min - 466max) Watt * ∼79% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78.1 W)
439.6 (419min - 497max) Watt * ∼79% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 79.23 W)
409.2 (381min - 434max) Watt * ∼74% +14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
408.9 (401min - 460max) Watt * ∼74% +14%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption With External Monitor

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Intel Core i5-13400F; Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor): Ø214 (205-227)
Intel Core i5-13400F; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø184.2 (175.2-232)
Intel Core i5-13400F; 1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø450 (436-455)
Intel Core i5-13400F; 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø475 (468-510)
Intel Core i5-13400F; Idle 1min (external Monitor): Ø76.3 (74-84.6)

Pros

+ high gaming performance
+ good application performance
+ low power consumption
+ P-cores and E-cores
+ PCI Express 5.0
+ easy to cool

Cons

- noticeably slower compared to the K models
- Alder-Lake-DIE (C0 stepping)

Conclusion - Economical, fast and easy to cool


Intel Core i5-13400F in review - provided by Intel Germany
Intel Core i5-13400F in review - provided by Intel Germany
Intel Core i5-13400F in review - provided by Intel Germany

Intel already sent a venerable successor of the Alder Lake generation into the race with Raptor Lake. The mid-range and entry-level models on the same basis are now gradually arriving. Nevertheless, you have to take a closer look and pay attention to the CPU stepping because it is not always a Raptor Lake CPU. In our case, we have the Intel Core i5-13400F in C0-stepping, which indicates that it is an Alder Lake CPU at the core. Only the B0-stepping indicates a native Raptor-Lake CPU. Both versions are supposed to be available, and we assume that they perform equally well.

Meanwhile, Intel offers a frugal 10-core with the Intel Core i5-13400F, which also has 4 E-cores besides the P-cores. With up to 148 watts, the model is relatively frugal under full load. Furthermore, the temperatures are easy to handle and do not require complex and expensive cooling. In the test, the Intel Core i5-13400F can keep up very well with an Intel Core i5-12600K, the match in terms of energy efficiency is clearly in favor of the more frugal model. AMD's Zen 4 processors cannot be kept up with. Here, the native 10-core of our test rather ranks with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, which also has a total of 16 threads.

The Intel Core i5-13400F offers solid performance for everyday use and also masters the latest games. Due to the low TDP, the frugal processor can also be cooled in small cases without any problems.

A motherboard with a 600-series chipset can still be used for the base unit. This does not put too much strain on the wallet when upgrading. Nevertheless, it has to be considered that there won't be a new Intel generation for the socket 1700 anymore. The current rumor mill says that socket 1851 will be introduced with Meteor Lake. This means that a new motherboard will be mandatory again.

Prices and availability

The Intel Core i5-13400F is currently available for 227 Euros (~$247) at Notebooksbilliger.de. For 260 Euros (~$283) you can buy it with an integrated graphics unit, also at Notebooksbilliger.de.

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Sebastian Bade, 2023-01-21 (Update: 2023-01-21)