Choosing between an i5 and a Ryzen 5 processor can be a difficult decision, if you are building a PC. Therefore, in this post, I will be comparing the Intel Core i5-13400F with the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X.
|Intel Core i5-13400F||AMD Ryzen 5 7600X|
|Cores/Threads||10/16 (6P cores, 4E cores)||6/12|
|Base Clock||2.5 GHz||4.7 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.9 GHz||5.1 GHz|
|L3 Cache||24 MB||32 MB|
|TDP||65 W||105 W|
|Memory Support||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800 (dual channel)||DDR5-5200 (quad channel)|
The Intel Core i5-13400F has 10 cores and 16 threads, of which 6 are performance cores and 4 are efficient cores. On the other hand, the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X has 6 cores and 12 threads.
The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X only supports DDR5 RAM, but the Intel Core i5-13400F supports both DDR4 and DDR5 RAM.
The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is based on a 5nm process node, while the Intel Core i5-13400F is based on a 10nm process node that Intel calls “7nm”.
Test System Specs
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X paired with ASUS X670E ROG Crosshair Hero Motherboard|
|Intel Core i5-13400F paired with ASUS TUF Gaming B760 Plus Wi-Fi D4 Motherboard|
|RAM – 32GB (2×16) DDR4 3200MHZ|
|GPU – Nvidia RTX 3080|
The test bench used for the benchmarks includes all the components and additional information as mentioned in the table above. First, let’s take a look at the gaming benchmarks, followed by the application benchmarks.
According to benchmark tests, the Intel Core i5 13400F performs approximately 14% better than the Ryzen 5 7600X in the game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Additionally, the Intel processor delivers better 1% Low performance.
In contrast to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, benchmark tests for Battlefield V show that the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X outperforms the Intel Core i5 13400F by about 4%.
Benchmark tests for Shadow of the Tomb Raider indicate that the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X performs approximately 11% better than the Intel Core i5 13400F.
Based on benchmark tests, the Intel Core i5 13400F delivers roughly 11% better performance than the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X in the game Cyberpunk 2077.
Benchmark tests reveal that the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X outperforms the Intel Core i5 13400F by about 12% in the game Death Stranding.
Benchmark tests indicate that the Intel Core i5 13400F and the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X deliver nearly identical performance in the game Watch Dogs: Legion.
According to benchmark tests, the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X offers roughly 2% better performance than the Intel Core i5 13400F in the game Forza Horizon 5.
Benchmark tests show that the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X completes tasks in Adobe Premiere Pro 2022 approximately 10% faster than the Intel Core i5 13400F. This is a positive result for the 7600X.
When comparing V-Samples in the V-Ray 5 benchmark, the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X achieves a score roughly 5% higher than the Intel Core i5 13400F. Despite having fewer physical cores than the 13400F’s 10 cores, this is a positive result for the 7600X.
The next Benchmark is Corona 1.3 and here the 7600X takes around 7% less time when compared to 13400F.
Next, I have used Blender Application and here the BMW Asset is used and the 13400F takes 7% less time to render the BMW Image when compared to 7600X.
Benchmark tests for Cinebench R20 show that the Intel Core i5 13400F achieves a multi-core score approximately 3% higher than the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, likely due to its 10 physical cores. However, in terms of single-core performance, the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X outperforms the Intel Core i5 13400F by roughly 14%.
When it comes to power consumption, the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X consumes approximately 25% more power than the Intel Core i5 13400F. However, despite the higher power usage, the Ryzen 5 7600X outperforms the i5 13400F in both gaming and productivity tasks. Therefore, the increased power consumption may not be a significant concern for users who prioritize performance.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X runs significantly hotter than the Intel Core i5 13400F, with a difference of up to 37 degrees Celsius. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 7600X does not throttle, meaning that its clock speeds and performance remain stable even at higher temperatures of around 87 degrees Celsius.
AMD has indicated that this behavior is expected, and users should not experience any performance issues as long as the CPU is properly cooled with a high-quality liquid or air cooler. However, this does mean that cooling the Ryzen 5 7600X can be more expensive than cooling the 13400F. In comparison, the 13400F can still perform well with a stock cooler, making it a more cost-effective option on the Intel side of the platform.
Looking at the prices, the Intel Core i5-13400F is priced at $210, while the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is priced at $240, representing a $30 difference. In my opinion, it would be best to choose the Ryzen 5 7600X as it delivers better performance, approximately 5-6% better in gaming and it also performs well in application benchmarks.
However, it’s important to note that if you choose the Ryzen 5 7600X, you will need to purchase expensive DDR5 RAM, which can make your overall PC build more expensive. Therefore, if you have a tight budget, I recommend choosing the Intel i5-13400F and pairing it with DDR4 RAM to save some money.
If you have any doubts or questions, please feel free to comment below, and I will be happy to assist you.