Review: Intel Core i5-13500


The last word:

Let’s start with the nerve of the war in this period, the prices. On Amazon, our i5-13500 is priced at $ 300 or 290.98 euros, the Ryzen 5 7600 at $ 229 and the Ryzen 5 7600X at $ 249. We are therefore on almost identical prices, which makes the Ryzen 5 7600 lose its interest with a price too close to that of the Ryzen 5 7600X, but that’s another story. So we see our i5-13500 as a direct competitor to these two Ryzen 5 7000(X).

Our i5-13500 has no trouble getting rid of its two opponents of the day, except perhaps in some cases in single-thread. We are even wondering if it is not the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 7 7700X that are its “real” opponents. Our results place our i5-13500 very often between these two processors which are sold between $ 329 and $ 349.

The multithreading, the strong point of this Intel Core i5-13500 :

The contribution of 8 E-Core is a real plus compared to the i5-12500 of the previous generation and thus allows our processor of the day to put a slap in the face of the i5-12600K(F) which was however one of our references on the previous generation. The performances are simply excellent for a processor under the $ 300 bar or even much lower in our German neighbors.

And gaming?

Here we are, but we’re preparing a dedicated file in several steps but this one will come after the i5-13400F test which is also scheduled for this week. For the first part we will use a ROG Strix B760-F Gaming Wifi motherboard coupled with the i5-13400F and on the other side a ROG Strix B650E Gaming Wifi paired with the Ryzen 5 7600. A little more patience and it will be in the box! We will then add the performance with the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming Wifi D4 motherboard which is a model still using DDR4.

médaille award OMF or goldThis new Intel Core i5-13500 is an excellent processor with its 8 E-core is very efficient and outgrows of the i5-12600K which was one of our reference of the previous generation. With a lower price than the Ryzen 5 7600X, it allows itself to do much better in all tasks in multithread, which places it as a better and more interesting. It still suffers from a higher power consumption than the 7600X, but this is quite logical since the number of cores on board is higher. Of course, we regret the lack of overclocking after having had a taste of it on the previous generation. We hesitated for a long time with a “coup de coeur” award but having started the tests with the Intel Core i5-13400F, this one might hurt or even hurt a lot the competition. See you this Thursday to discuss it.