Intel Core i7-13700KF vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

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General info

Comparing Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating7472
Value for money51.8178.27
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 9Intel Core i7
Architecture codenameVermeer (Zen3) (2020)Raptor Lake, Raptor Cove, Gracemont
Release date8 October 2020
(2 years old)
27 September 2022
(less than a year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$799$384
Current price$594 (0.7x MSRP)$399 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads3224
Base clock speed3.4 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4.9 GHz5.4 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 16 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)80K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)2 MB (per core)
L3 cache64 MB30 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nmIntel 7 nm
Die size2x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2257 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °C72 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketAM4FCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)105 Watt125 W, 253 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions86x MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A,-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data+

Security technologies

Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/s89.6 GB/s
ECC memory support-no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i7-13700KF.

PCIe version4.05.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanesno data20

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 9 5950X 36.97
i7-13700KF 37.44
+1.3%
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Ryzen 9 5950X 45881
i7-13700KF 46469
+1.3%

Core i7-13700KF outperforms Ryzen 9 5950X by 1% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Ryzen 9 5950X 1682
i7-13700KF 2148
+27.7%

Core i7-13700KF outperforms Ryzen 9 5950X by 28% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Ryzen 9 5950X 16441
i7-13700KF 19560
+19%

Core i7-13700KF outperforms Ryzen 9 5950X by 19% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 36.97 37.44
Recency 8 October 2020 27 September 2022
Cost $799 $384
Boost clock speed 4900 5400
Thermal design power (TDP) 105 Watt 125 Watt

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Ryzen 9 5950X

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Intel Core i7-13700KF
Core i7-13700KF

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Competitors of Ryzen 9 5950X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 9 5950X from Intel is Core i7-13700KF, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i7-13700KF Core i7 13700KF
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Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 9 5950X:

Core i9-13900 110.63
Ryzen 9 5950X 100

Competitors of Core i7-13700KF by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-13700KF by AMD is Ryzen 9 5950X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Ryzen 9 5950X
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-13700KF:

Ryzen 9 7900X 112.05
Ryzen 9 7900 104.06
Core i7-13700KF 100

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