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Intel Core i7-13700K Review: Core i9 Gaming at i7 Pricing

The 13th Gen Intel $409 Core i7-13700K slot sits right in the middle of Intel’s Raptor Lake product stack (or at least that product stack as of late October 2022), with most of the gaming performance of its market-leading counterpart provide. The $589 Core i9-13900K has plenty of power for most users’ productivity workloads, but it’s $180 cheaper. It also outperforms competing AMD Ryzen 7000 chips, making it one of the best CPUs for gaming and placing it at the top of the charts in the CPU benchmark tier.

The Core i7-13700K’s performance comes from a boost clock of 5.4 GHz, a record for the i7 family, and Intel adding four more e-cores, making the chip a total of 16 cores and 24 threads. . Intel is still using the “Intel 7” process node, but has taken advantage of new revisions of silicon to boost clock speeds while improving power efficiency. Intel also etched the cores onto a new larger die and added additional L3 and L2 caches.

price Cores/Threads (P+E) P-Core Base/Boost (GHz) E-Core Base/Boost (GHz) Cache (L2/L3) TDP/PBP/MTP memory
Core i9-13900K/KF $589 (K) – $564 (KF) 24/32 (8+16) 3.0 / 5.8 2.2/4.3 68MB (32+36) 125W/253W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600
Core i7-13700K/KF $409 (K) – $384 (KF) 16/24 (8+8) 3.4/5.4 2.5/4.2 54MB (24+30) 125W/253W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600
Core i5-13600K/KF $319 (K) – $294 (KF) 14/20 (6+8) 3.5/5.1 2.6/3.9 44MB (20+24) 125W/181W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600

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