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Intel® Core™ i5-13400 Desktop Processor 10 cores (6 P-cores + 4 E-cores) 20MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz

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Both the 13400 and the 7600 come with bundled 'box' coolers, and even though it is surprising, the Intel cooler is serviceable. The TDP for both processors is rated at 65W, indicating that they have similar power consumption and heat output profiles.

The 13400's four e-cores provide extra horsepower that helps with streaming — programs like OBS are designed to take advantage — and the additional cores don't add too much power consumption. When comparing the Intel Core i5 13400 and Core i5 13400F, we find subtle yet significant differences in their performance and value. The Ryzen 5 7600 takes a strong lead in Cyberpunk 2077, while the Core i5-13400 trails across the board, even after overclocking the memory.

About Power Consumption: Starting with their 12th Gen processors, Intel renamed/redefined their power consumption methodology. Not that removing the power limits is too taxing — the Core i5-13400 peaked at 110W in our tests, which is far under the 148W official Maximum Turbo Power. Turbo), 16 Thread processor with 65W Processor Base and 148W Max Turbo Power suitable for Intel Socket 1700 Mini-ITX Motherboards supporting 13th Gen.

Both CPUs are built on Intel’s 10nm processing node, offering a balance of power efficiency and performance. However, its lack of integrated graphics (indicated by the “F” in its name) means users must invest in a separate graphics card. You could run into throttling if you run a heavy extended-duration heavy workload for an hour or more, but you would still come out ahead over running the chip at the recommended 65/148W power limits. Processor graphics brands include Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, Intel® UHD Graphics, Intel® HD Graphics, Iris® Graphics, Iris® Plus Graphics, and Iris® Pro Graphics. The Intel Core i5 13400F is a processor I've been waiting patiently to test since I first heard wind of it last year.You also have the option to stick with less expensive DDR4 memory with the Core i5-13400/F and get the same gaming performance as DDR5, albeit at the cost of some overclocking headroom with DDR5. MB of dedicated L2 cache, compared to the 2 MB present on the Core i5-13600K or higher processor models; and the processor's E-core cluster has 2 MB of L2 cache shared among the four E-cores; compared to 4 MB per cluster on the i5-13600K or higher. Product certification and use condition information can be found in the Production Release Qualification (PRQ) report for this SKU.

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