The Ryzen 7000 series of AMD and the 13th generation of Intel are freshly launched top-of-the-line series of respective companies. Both are the most effective processor series. But among the two, one would be better than the other. And this guide will help you with the comparison of Intel 13th-Gen vs. AMD Ryzen 7000 Series.

The 13th generation of Intel has six processor variants, while the AMD Ryzen 7000 series has four variants of processors. Intel’s 13th generation has more cores than the Ryzen 7000. Meanwhile, the price of Intel processors is less than that of AMD. But what about the performance? 


Key Takeaways

  • The 13th generation of Intel offers more CPU cores than the Ryzen 7000 series of AMD. Thus, ensuring healthy performance.
  • All 4 processors of AMD Ryzen 7000 have integrated graphics, while in the case of Intel, among the 6 processors, three do not have integrated graphics.
  • For gaming, the performance of both CPU series is satisfactory. But gaming comparison between the top variants indicates core i9-13900K is superior to Ryzen 7950x
  • When considering all the resources like features and price, the winner of the Intel 13th-Gen Vs. AMD Ryzen 7000 Series is Intel’s 13th generation.

We will start this comparison with the specifications of Intel 13th generation processors and the AMD 9 7000 series processors. Then, you will see the technical difference between them. After that, there would be gaming tests. And then, we will conclude which one is better.

Also, you might want to read our guide on Intel i7-12700K vs. Intel i7-11700k

Intel 13th Gen

The 13th generation (also known as Intel Raptor Lake) is the hot generation of Intel today. Intel proclaims it to be the most potent generation of processors ever unleashed. They have included more P-cores and E-cores in the 13th generation.

This generation of Intel is going to be pitched on 20 October 2022. The Intel Raptor Lake comprises 6 varients of processors. According to Intel, they are the most rapid unclocked processors ever launched in history.

Intel 13th Gen
Intel 13th Gen

They have a more increased number of cores (up to 24) and a clock frequency of up to 5.8 GHz. With this, users can enjoy the most pleasing gaming, the finest streaming resolution, and the most amazing productivity experience. There are several features and specifications where Intel Raptor Lake beats its predecessor (the Alder Lake).

With the backing of two memory versions, the latest DDR5 and the last DDR4, we can customize the components and designations of the system to be affordable. Thus, we can relish the latest Raptor Lake of Intel.

The six processors of Intel Raptor Lake include core i9-13900K, core i9-13900KF, core i7-13900K, core i7-13900KF, core i5-13900K, core i5-13900KF. The specifications of all these processors are listed in the following table.

FeatureCore-i5-13600KFCore-i5-13600KCore-i7-13700KFCore-i7-13700KCore-i9-13900KFCore-i9-13900K
Number of P-Cores668888
Number of E-Cores88881616
Total cores141416162424
Number of Threads202024243232
Smart Cache L324 MB 24 MB 30 MB 30 MB 36 MB 36 MB
L2 Cache20 MB 20 MB 24 MB 24 MB 32 MB 32 MB
P-core base clock3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.4 GHz3.4 GHz3.0 GHz3.0 GHz
P-core max boost clockUp to 5.1 GHzUp to 5.1 GHzUp to 5.4 GHzUp to 5.4 GHzUp to 5.8 GHzUp to 5.8 GHz
E-core base clock2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.5 GHz2.5 GHz2.2 GHz2.2 GHz
E-core max boost clockUp to 3.9 GHzUp to 3.9 GHzUp to 4.2 GHzUp to 4.2 GHzUp to 4.3 GHzUp to 4.3 GHz
UnlockedYesYesYesYesYesYes
Processor GraphicsNAIntel UHD Graphics 770NAIntel UHD Graphics 770NAIntel UHD Graphics 770
CPU PCle lanes202020202020
Memory capacity128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
Memory speed (MT/s)DDR5 5600
DDR4 3200
DDR5 5600

DDR4 3200
DDR5 5600

DDR4 3200
DDR5 5600

DDR4 3200
DDR5 5600

DDR4 3200
DDR5 5600

DDR4 3200
Base Power125 W125 W125 W125 W125 W125 W
Turbo Power181 W181 W253 W253 W253 W253 W
Price (USD)$294$318$384$409$564$589

You may like to see Intel 12th Gen vs. 11th Gen. Now, let us continue to the AMD Ryzen 7000 specs.

Ryzen 7000 series

The Ryzen 7000 series is the modern era of AMD. It is the most superb of all the series ever launched in history. AMD states the Ryzen 7000 to be the first high-performance x86 5nm CPU in the world.

AMD Ryzen 9 7000 series was unleashed on the 27th of September 2022. It has a superior architecture, the Zen 4. AMD states them to be more dominant and energy efficient than the rival processors. They have the latest AM5 socket.

AMD Ryzen 7000 processor
AMD Ryzen 7000 processor

The Ryzen 7000 series processors have cores up to 16 and a clock frequency of up to 5.7 GHz. With these specs also, users can enjoy the most pleasing gaming and the finest streaming resolution. The last series of AMD had Zen 3 architecture, and the Ryzen 7 series beats its predecessor with its all-new Zen 4 architecture.

The Ryzen 7000 CPUs only support the latest DDR5. We can not reinforce them with the last DDR4. It is the negative point of the Ryzen 7000. Thus in terms of memory, you can not choose as you can do with Intel. We will see its details in the Hi-Tech difference between the Intel 13th-Gen Vs. AMD Ryzen 7000 Series.  

There are four versions of the AMD Ryzen 7000 series. They are Ryzen 9 7600X, Ryzen 9 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and Ryzen 9 7950X. Their attributes are listed in this table.

FeatureRyzen-9-7600XRyzen-9-7700XRyzen-9-7900XRyzen-9-7950X
Number of cores681216
Number of Threads12162432
CPU SocketAM5AM5AM5AM5
Base clock4.7 GHz4.5 GHz4.7 GHz4.5 GHz
Max Boost clockUp to 5.3 GHzUp to 5.4 GHzUp to 5.6 GHzUp to 5.7 GHz
PCIe®Gen 5Gen 5Gen 5Gen 5
Processore mechanics for coresTSMC 5nm FinFETTSMC 5nm FinFETTSMC 5nm FinFETTSMC 5nm FinFET
Level 1 Cache384 KB512 KB786 KB1 MB
Level 2 Cache6 MB8 MB12 MB16 MB
Level 3 Cache32 MB32 MB64 MB64 MB
Integrated GraphicsAMD Radeon™ GraphicsAMD Radeon™ GraphicsAMD Radeon™ GraphicsAMD Radeon™ Graphics
GPU base clock400 MHz400 MHz400 MHz400 MHz
GPU boost clock2200 MHz2200 MHz2200 MHz2200 MHz
Thermal Design Power105 W105 W170 W170 W
Memory Capacity128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
Max Memory Speed1x1R-5200 MT/s1x1R 5200 MT/s
1x2R 5200 MT/s
2x1R 3600 MT/s
2x2R 3600 MT/s
1x1R 5200 MT/s
1x2R 5200 MT/s
2x1R 3600 MT/s
2x2R 3600 MT/s
1x1R 5200 MT/s
1x2R 5200 MT/s
2x1R 3600 MT/s
2x2R 3600 MT/s
Max Operating Temperature95 °C95 °C95 °C95 °C
Price$299$399$549$699

Intel 13th-Gen Vs. Ryzen 7000

It would be a bit tough to compare the top processors of colossal companies but let’s do this. First of all, you will see the Hi-tech differences here between the two series.

Hi-Tech Difference

FeatureAMD Ryzen 7000Intel 13th Generation
Cores and ThreadsAMD has offered 6-16 cores and 12-32 threads from the base to the top variant of the Ryzen 7000.
They have 12-32 threads of CPU.
If the number of cores and threads is more, the CPU will perform better.
While Intel's 13th generation has 14-24 cores in its processors. Intel has divided processor cores into p and e cores (p = performance, e = Efficiency).
They have 20-32 threads of CPU.
CachesThe Level-3 cache size of the Ryzen 7000 is greater than that of INTEL.
A Greater L3 cache deters the CPU from demanding extra RAM.
The Level-2 cache size of the Intel 13th generation is greater than that of AMD Ryzen.
The L2 cache provides the required accumulated information to a CPU.
Clock SpeedRyzen 7000 base speed ranges from 4.5-4.7 GHz. That is pretty much greater than that of Intel. To make your CPU quicker without overclocking.
Max boost frequency of this series is 5.7 GHz.
The base frequency of intel 13th generation is 3.0-3.5 GHz.
The Max turbo clock of the Raptor Lake is 5.8 GHz. A greater turbo clock aids in overclocking.
OverclockingAMD Ryzen 7000 series can be overclocked up to 5.7 GHz safely.And the Intel Raptor Lake can be overclocked up to 5.8 GHz safely.
Integrated GraphicsAll processors of the Ryzen 7000 series have AMD Radeon™ Graphics. The base clock of the GPU is 400 MHz and the boost clock is 220MHz. Among the 6 processors of the Raptor Lake, 3 processors do not have integrated graphics. The remaining 3 have Intel UHD Graphics 770.
Thermal Design PowerThe TDP of the 7600x and 7700x is 105 watts. And the TDP of 7900x and 7950x is 170 watts.While the TDP of the Raptor Lake is 181-253 watts.
With a large TDP, the CPU can take more power in stressful conditions.
TemperatureThe temperature rating of the Ryzen 7000 series is 95°C. 95°C is the maximum temperature that would not cause any damage.While the temperature of the Intel Raptor lake can be up to 105°C. And CPU can work normally in this range.
Cinebench R23 Scores7950x: The top variant
Multi-Core Score: 37071
Single-Core Score: 2074

7600x: The base variant
Multi-Core Score: 14313
Single-Core Score: 1934
Core i9-13900K: The top variant
Multi-Core Score: 35426
Single-Core Score: 1919

Core i5-13600KF: The base variant
Multi-Core Score: 24015
Single-Core Score: 1955
PriceThe price of AMD Ryzen 7000 is higher than that of Intel. It is a minimum of $299 for Ryzen 7600x to a maximum of $699 for 7950x.Intel raptor is more affordable. Its price range from $294 for the core i5-13600KF to $589 for the core i9-13900K. 

Gameplay Benchmarks

To get the winner, we will test the top and the maiden variants of Intel and AMD in different games and compare their performance.

We would have compared the bottom variants, too, but the core i5-13600KF (the bottom variant) of Intel has no integrated graphics. That’s why we skipped the comparison of bottom variants.   

Ryzen 7950x Vs. Core i9-13900K (Top Variants)

The performance of Ryzen 9 7950x and core i9-13900K was tested on God Of War, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Horizon Zero Dawn. All these games were played at 2160p (4k).

Test PC Specs

The PC used for this comparison had the specifications mentioned below. We compiled the test data from Mark PC.

  1. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
  2. RAM: 2x (16GB DDR4 3600MHz | DDR5 6200MHz) 
  3. SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB

God Of War

God of War is a massive game, and it was only obvious for Mark to the processors in this game. 

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for God of War played at 4k

While playing this game, the Intel core i9-13900K gave 104 FPS. The FPS provided by AMD Ryzen 9 7950x was 92. For better gaming, more FPS is required. There is a big difference between the FPS of both these processors. The lead of 12 FPS of i9-13900K expressed its better performance than 7950x. Thus, core i9-13900K wins in this game. 

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is yet another excellent open world game, and is visually stunning. 

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for Cyberpunk 2077 played at 4k

From the figure, you can see the FPS provided by both processors. Intel core i9 is leading in this game also. There was a standard lead of 7-10 FPS during the whole gameplay. So the Intel core i9-13900K wins in this game.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

FPS of CPUs for Assassin's Creed played at 4k
FPS of CPUs for Assassin’s Creed played at 4k

Here you can see that the Intel core i9-13900K is again leading the AMD Ryzen 9 7950x with 9 FPS. There was an average take of 6-10 FPS by Intel in the whole gameplay. Thus, the Intel core wins in this game also. 

Watch Dogs Legion

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for Watch Dogs Legion played at 4k

From the figure, you can see the FPS provided by the AMD Ryzen 9 7950x was 85, while the Intel core i9-13900K was providing 89 FPS. Intel core i9 is leading in this game also. There was an average lead of 3-8 FPS during the whole gameplay. So i9-13900K wins in this game. 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for Red Dead Redemption 2 played at 4k

You can see the FPS provided by the AMD Ryzen 9 7950x was 94 while the Intel core i9-13900K was providing 105 FPS. This lead is huge, and it is again Intel core i9 who is leading in this game. There was an average lead of 3-8 FPS during the whole gameplay. So i9-13900K wins in this game also.

Horizon Zero Dawn

FPS of CPUs for Horizon Zero Dawn played at 4k
FPS of CPUs for Horizon Zero Dawn played at 4k

From the figure, you can see the FPS provided by the AMD Ryzen 9 7950x was 109 while the Intel core i9-13900K was providing 114 FPS. It is again the Intel core i9 that is leading in this game. There was a standard escort of 4-8 FPS in gameplay. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K again wins in the FPS battle.

Verdict 

In the FPS test of all the above-mentioned games in our Intel 13th-Gen vs. AMD Ryzen 7000 guide, the Intel core i9-13900K won with a good margin. Thus at this time, it is the superlative CPU in the world for gaming.

Ryzen 7700x Vs. Core i7-13700K

In the comparison of the Intel core i7-13700k vs. AMD Ryzen 7700, the same games have been benchmarked that were used for the AMD Ryzen 7950x vs. Intel core i9-13900K gaming execution test. All the games were played at 1440p (FHD) in this comparison.

Test PC Specs

The PC used for obtaining benchmarks in this comparison had the following specifications.

  1. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  2. RAM: 2x(16GB DDR4 3600MHz | DDR5 6200MHz)
  3. SSD: Samsung 980 EVO Plus 1TB

We compiled this benchmark data from Mike Benchmark

God Of War

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for God of War played at 1440p

While playing the God of war, the Intel core i7-13700K gave 116 FPS and the FPS dispensed by the AMD Ryzen 7 7700x was 120. For better gaming, more FPS is required. On average 7700x lead the FPS among the two during the game. The lead of 4 FPS of Ryzen 7700x expresses its better performance than i9-13900K. Thus, 7700x wins in the FPS line in this game. 

Cyberpunk 2077

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for Cyberpunk 2077 played at 1440p

From the figure, you can see the FPS provided by both processors. Both CPUs are making almost the same FPS. Intel core i7-13700K is making 96 FPS while Ryzen 7700x is making 95 FPS. There was no on-average lead by any processor in this game. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

FPS of CPUs for Assassin's Creed Valhalla played at 1440p
FPS of CPUs for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla played at 1440p

Here you can see a difference of 6 FPS from the figure. The Intel core i7-13700K is leading the AMD Ryzen 7 7700x with 6 FPS. There was an average take of 5-10 FPS by Intel in the whole gameplay. Thus, Intel core wins in this game. 

Watch Dogs Legion

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for Watch Dogs Legion at 1440p

You can see the FPS provided by the AMD Ryzen 7 7700x was 106 when the Intel core i7-13700K was providing 101 FPS. Intel core i9 is lagging in this game. Ryzen 7700x had an average lead of 2-9 FPS in gameplay. So, the AMD Ryzen 7700x wins in this game.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1440p

From the figure, the FPS provided by the AMD Ryzen 7 7700x was only 111, while the Intel core i7-13700K provided 121 FPS. This lead is huge, and it is again the Intel core i7 that is leading in the FPS field. There was an average lead of 6-13 FPS during the whole gameplay. So, the Intel core i7-13700K wins in this game.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Intel 13th-Gen Vs AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
FPS of CPUs for Horizon Zero Dawn played at 1440p

The instantaneous FPS provided by the AMD Ryzen 7 7700x was 140, while the Intel core i7-13700K provided 136 FPS. The AMD Ryzen CPU is leading in this game. There was a standard escort of 4-7 FPS in gameplay. Thus, the AMD Ryzen 7700x again wins in the battle of FPS.

Verdict 

The gaming performance comparison of the Intel core i7-13700K and AMD Ryzen 7 7700x was very strenuous. In some games, Ryzen 7 7700x was leading the FPS lane while the core i7-13700K was leading in others. In one of the games, it was so difficult that we could not notice the FPS difference between the 2 CPUs. The overall performance of both CPUs was very well.

If you still want us to name the better processor among the two CPUs, then we would say the AMD Ryzen 7 7700x is greater for gaming because of its elevated base clock (4.5 GHz).

Which One Should You Go For? 

In this article on Intel 13th-Gen vs. AMD Ryzen 7000 Series, we saw the specs and differences between the two CPU series. The Ryzen 7000 is trendy introduced series of the AMD and The Raptor Lake of Intel. Unlike the Ryzen 7000, offering up to 16 cores, the 13th generation of Intel offers up to 24 cores. At the same time, the number of threads is not much different.

The base clocks of AMD are higher than that of Intel because the AMD CPUs are built for gaming. The overclocking proficiency of the Intel Raptor Lake is more than the Ryzen 7000.

The TDPs of Intel processors are higher than that of AMD for top variants. The Intel Raptor Lake processors are claimed to perform their functions normally at up to 105°C. At the same time, the top temperature rank of the AMD Ryzen 7000 series is only 95°C to stay safe. Make sure to check our guide on CPU temperature while gaming to get a better understanding of this. 

In the gaming tests, both performed well. But the achievement of Intel core i9-13900K has been supercilious to all the CPUs for gaming. However, the Ryzen 9 7900x and 7950x are also among the best processors for gaming.

After considering all the specs, differences, and especially the prices of the Ryzen 7000 series and Intel’s 13th generation, we’ve figured that Intel Raptor Lake is supreme. So, if you want to buy a CPU among the Ryzen 7000 series and the Intel Raptor Lake, we would recommend Intel’s 13th generation.

Common Questions Answered

Is Ryzen 7000 more powerful than Intel Raptor Lake?

The 13th generation of Intel offers up to 24 cores and a turbo clock of up to 5.8 GHz. So, I would say Intel Raptor Lake is more impressive than Ryzen 7000 series.

Which is the most powerful AMD processor?

TThe most potent CPU of the AMD is Ryzen 9 7950x now. It has 16 cores, 32 threads, a base and boost clock of 4.5 GHz and 5.7 GHz, respectively, and AMD Radeon™ Integrated Graphics.

Which is the most powerful Intel processor?

The strongest CPU of the Intel is core i9-13900k now. It has a total of 24 cores and 32 threads. Its turbo clock is up to 5.8 GHz. It has Intel UHD Graphics 770 integrated graphics.

Which is cheaper, Intel 13 gen or Ryzen 7000?

The price of the Intel 13th generation is less than Ryzen 7000 series. The price of Intel 13th gen ranges from $294 for Intel core i5-13600KF to $589 for core i9-13900K. While the price of the Ryzen 7000 series is from $299 for the Ryzen 7600x to $699 for the Ryzen 7950x.

What is better for gaming, Intel Raptor Lake or AMD Ryzen 7000?

When talking about the top variants of the respective series, the Intel core i9-13900K delivers superb gaming exploits. It has 24 cores and a turbo clock of up to 5.8 GHz.In base variants, the Ryzen 7600x and 7700x deliver more satisfactory power than i5-13600KF and i7-13700KF.

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Abdemanaf has been a creative writer since 2011. He first dwelled in the tech world in early 2015 and has since compared many product offerings by different companies. Abdemanaf started working for Tech4Gamers in February 2022 as a blog and comparison writer.