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Intel Core i7-13700K Review – Hits the Sweet Spot

Leo has finally had time to review the 13700k processor Intel sent to him a while ago. He is impressed. We find out why. Read more in the written review:

00:00 Start
00:36 The technology
02:50 The setup
05:58 BIOS / Blender
07:19 Cinebench R23
07:48 Efficiency
09:26 Power and Temps
09:45 Differences in boards
10:09 Result discussion
11:36 Blender V3 Classroom
12:41 Handbrake conversion H.264/H.265
13:29 7ZIP Benchmark
13:48 3DMark CPU Profile
14:11 Gaming benchmarks
15:46 Leo’s closing thoughts

P-Core Base Frequency: 3.0GHz
E-Core Base Frequency: 2.5GHz
Socket: LGA1700
Intel Smart L3 Cache: 30MB
L2 Cache: 24MB
Processor Cores: 24 (8P + 8E)
Processor Threads: 24
Memory Support: DDR4-3600MHz & DDR5 5200-6000MHz
Intel Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency: N/A
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency: 5.4GHz
P-Core Max Turbo Frequency: 5.3GHz
E-Core Max Turbo Frequency:: 4.2GHz
CPU PCIe Lanes:20
Unlocked: YES
Chipset: Intel 600 & 700 Series Compatible
Intel UHD 770 Graphics
Base Power: 125W
Maximum Power: 253W

Test System:
Processor: Intel Core i7-13700K (24 cores/32 threads)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite LCD
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BIOS 0502
Memory: 32GB G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6000
Graphics card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6950 XT Gaming OC 16GB
Power supply: Seasonic Prime TX-1600W Titanium
SSD: 500GB Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
OS: Windows 11

Good all-round performance
Decent value for money
Z790 platform and fast DDR5 work really well together

On Auto the Core i7 runs hot and is hungry for power
Gamers can happily stick with Core i5-13600K
Content creators should choose Core i9 or Ryzen 9

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