Question i5-13600K vs i5-13600 at 65W?

viking99

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If I power limit the i5-13600K to 65W, how does the performance compare to the i5-13600 (also at 65W)? I have not been able to find any test of this [yet]?

I prefer the i5-13600K at 65W if the performance is as good as the i5-13600 (or better) because I can always increase the performance (and power consumption) later if needed.

I am not interested in Gaming but multi-core performance is important.
 

TheELF

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If you lock both to 65W like with the clamp option (this is not as easy as you think you need special software or a good bios to do that) so it never goes above that then both will be the same, and much lower in performance from what you see in benchmarks since both can use far more than 65W at full load.
If you give them the full turbo power budget then the k will clock higher and have better performance.
 

coercitiv

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Even when power limited to the same 65W, the 13600K should offer equal or higher performance. On top of that, the 13600K and 13600 are not identical chips, the K SKU is based on the new design with bigger L2 (for both P core and E core clusters). This means it will likely behave better in memory intensive workloads.

Choose the 13600 or13500 if you know your workloads are not memory intensive, otherwise give the 13600K serious consideration.
 

vishvajit

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If I power limit the i5-13600K to 65W, how does the performance compare to the i5-13600 (also at 65W)? I have not been able to find any test of this [yet]?

I prefer the i5-13600K at 65W if the performance is as good as the i5-13600 (or better) because I can always increase the performance (and power consumption) later if needed.

I am not interested in Gaming but multi-core performance is important.
hi,
When it comes to performance, the i5-13600K will likely perform better than the i5-13600 when both are power limited to 65W. The higher base clock speed on the i5-13600K will give it a slight performance advantage in tasks that can take advantage of the higher clock speed. However, the difference in performance will likely be small and may not be noticeable in most workloads.
However, keep in mind that power limiting the processors to 65W will also limit the performance of both processors. This means that the i5-13600K will not be able to reach its full potential performance-wise.
If multi-core performance is important to you, and you don't mind the higher power consumption, it may be better to consider processors with higher core and thread count, like the i9-11900K or the Ryzen 9 5900X.
 

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