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Is there any other advantage to getting an i5 13600k over an i7 13700k besides price?

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Every time I look at the i5 13600k I cringe I don't see why $80 is enough of a reason to go for the weaker CPU.

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Depends on what you are doing.

 

Keep in mind that the moment you buy a better cpu than the current gen consoles you are good to last till the end of the generation.

 

Then the 13600k and 13700k perform VERY close for gaming and basically max out any card until you start getting to games that are cpu bottlnecked (like esports games but then the fps is usually so high missing those last 30 when comparing 480 to 510 fps it really doesnt matter).

 

Also 80$ is A LOT when shopping on a budget. Often enough to go one or 2 steps higher in gpu.

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11 minutes ago, Azurael said:

Every time I look at the i5 13600k I cringe I don't see why $80 is enough of a reason to go for the weaker CPU.

The 13700k is just in a weird spot price wise imo

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6 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Depends on what you are doing.

 

Keep in mind that the moment you buy a better cpu than the current gen consoles you are good to last till the end of the generation.

 

Then the 13600k and 13700k perform VERY close for gaming and basically max out any card until you start getting to games that are cpu bottlnecked (like esports games but then the fps is usually so high missing those last 30 when comparing 480 to 510 fps it really doesnt matter).

 

Also 80$ is A LOT when shopping on a budget. Often enough to go one or 2 steps higher in gpu.

Well I am mainly looking for gaming, but I also am interested in starting streaming, working on image editing and video rendering.

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Easier to cool 

don’t need a board with a massive vrm 

-13600kf 1.15v stock clocks

- z790 tomahawk

- 3600 dual rank 14-14-14-28

-2080ti ftw3

- Samsung oddesy g7 1440p 240hz 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Azurael said:

Every time I look at the i5 13600k I cringe I don't see why $80 is enough of a reason to go for the weaker CPU.

Can put it the other way round: why spend $80 more? Near to no gaming performance gains, more power consumption, need more cooling...

A 13600k is plenty powerful for streaming as well, only real advantage of 13700k is on productivity 

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5 minutes ago, Azurael said:

Well I am mainly looking for gaming, but I also am interested in starting streaming, working on image editing and video rendering.

Streaming is done by the gpu, image editing is single core and video rendering can be gpu accelerated and the 13600k is no slouch at it either. Keep in mind it's a faster 12700k.

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13700k is the realistic top end chip for this generation for Intel gaming.

 

It has 8 full P-cores, the same ones in the 13900k, which only gains you some frequency, 8 E-cores, and a tiny bit of cache.

 

The 13600K is a fine chip, but even when overclocked to higher frequency than the 13700k or 13900k it cannot match them in gaming. The 13700k and 13900k are so close when clocked the same they are essentially identical from the gaming standpoint. As you see below, a 5.5ghz 13700k beats a stock 13900k; however, a 13600k at 5.6ghz simply cannot match it. I believe the 13600k's inability to match these other chips, despite overclocking, is due to the lack of two P-cores and less cache.

 

I personally did not want to go down to a 6 P-core design.

 

As far as GPU limitations, this is true, but often many gamers play games that are online games that run into CPU limits first. And if you are looking to keep your CPU for a few GPU generations, looking as far as the 4090 performance will give you a good gauge on how well these chips will perform even further into the future of GPUs.

 

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-13700k-cpu-review

 

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As far as VRM requirements....I am running on an MSI MPG Z690 Edge Wifi, and even with a modest 5.5hz P-core, 4.5ghz E-core, +.05v offset, they do not seem to go above the high 60s in a 10m CBR23 test. 


Cooling is another issue, as this will hit thermal throttle on the 10m loop of CBR23, but only barely. In games, this will never happen. At stock, quiet profile, it hits low-mid 90s in the 10m test.

Before you reply to my post, REFRESH. 99.99% chance I edited my post. 

 

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