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Ryzen 7 5700X Vs Core i5-13400 [9 Games Tested]

In this comparison we will be testing the Ryzen 7 5700X and Core i5-13400 on the basis of architecture, specifications and their performance in demanding games.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

Rated: 8.2/10

Intel Core i5-13400

Rated: 8.1/10


Pros & Cons

CPUProsCons
AMD Ryzen 7 5700Xโœ… Compatible with many AM4 motherboards
โœ… Good Power Efficiency
โŒ Trails behind cheaper options
Intel Core i5-13400โœ… Great value: ten cores, affordable price
โœ… High clock speeds boost processing power.
โŒ Power draw increased in generational upgrade

Key Takeaways
  • In our gaming tests, the Ryzen 7 5700X demonstrated a marginal 2.5% performance advantage over the i5 13400 on average.
  • During our gaming tests, the Ryzen 7 5700X ran approximately 5.3% cooler on average than the i5 13400, with just a 1% difference in power consumption.
  • The Core i5 13400 costs $196 as of February 2024, which is almost 16% more than the Ryzen 5 5600, presently listed at $169.
  • I recommend considering the Ryzen 7 5700X as it provides excellent value for its current price with its greater performance.
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Comparison Table

FeatureAMD Ryzen 7 5700XIntel Core i5-13400
SocketAM4FCLGA 1700
No. of Cores810 (6 P-cores, 4 E-cores)
No. of Threads1616
Integrated GraphicsNoneIntel UHD Graphics 730
CPU Memory SupportDDR 4DDR4 and DDR5
Bandwidth51.2 GB/s89.6 GB/s
TDP65W65W
Max TemperatureUp to 95ยฐCUp to 100ยฐC

Architectural Difference

  • Architecture: The Ryzen 7 5700X is built on the Zen 3 architecture, while the Core i5-1300 implements the Raptor Lake architecture.
  • Process Node: Firstly, the Core i5 13400 employs a cutting-edge 10nm process, whereas the Ryzen 7 5700 utilizes an advanced 7nm process for efficient performance.
  • Frequency: The Core i5 13400 offers a balanced performance with a Base Clock of 2.5 GHz and a Boost Clock of up to 4.6 GHz. In contrast, the Ryzen 7 5700X boasts higher clock speeds, featuring a Base Clock of 3.4 GHz and a Boost Clock of up to 4.8 GHz.
  • TDP: Furthermore, the Core i5 13400 operates within a 65W TDP, matching the power efficiency of the Ryzen 7 5700X, which also supports a 65W TDP for optimal thermal management.

After our previous analysis, where the Core i9-13900K outperformed the Core i9-12900K, we now shift our focus to a different matchup: the Ryzen 7 5700X vs Core i5-13400. Let’s dive into the performance comparison between Intel and AMD to determine the winner in this battle for 2024.


Gaming Benchmarks

In this section, we’ll thoroughly compare the gaming performance of the Ryzen 7 5700X vs Core i5-13400. We will figure out which GPU delivers better performance and is more efficient.

Test Bench

Watch Dogs: Legion (1080p – Very High)

Watch Dogs: Legion Benchmark
Watch Dogs: Legion 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In my first gameplay of Watch Dogs: Legion at 1080p, the average for the 5700X was around 119 FPS, whereas the i5-13400 managed to pull 121 FPS. The difference between these two was less than 2%.
  • The 1% lows on the Ryzen system came out to about 90 FPS, with the Intel CPU having the same 1% low score.

Hitman 3 (1080p – Ultra)

Hitman 3 Benchmark
Hitman 3 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In Hitman 3, the Ryzen 7 5700X had an average framerate of about 162 FPS, whereas the 13400 managed a frame rate of 163 FPS. 
  • Intel scored a bit worse on the 1% lows, 97 FPS, compared to the Ryzen 7’s 100 FPS.

A Plague Tale: Requiem (1080p – Ultra Quality)

Plague Tale Requiem Benchmark
Plague Tale: Requiem 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In my A Plague Tale: Requiem session, the Ryzen 7 5700X had an average framerate of about 107 FPS, and the i5 13400 managed a frame rate of about 105 FPS. 
  • This time, Intel scored a bit better on the 1% lows, 92 FPS, compared to the Ryzen 7’s 89 FPS.

COD: Modern Warfare II (1080p – Basic)

COD MW II Benchmarks
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • Modern Warfare had the Ryzen 7 5700X output an average framerate of about 251 FPS, and the Intel i5 13400 managed to get only 192 FPS. This turned into a 30% win for AMD. 
  • Intel once again messed up the 1% lows, 127 FPS compared to the Ryzen 7’s 189 FPS.

Spider-Man Remastered (1080p-High, RT High, TAA)

Spiderman Remastered RT Benchmark
Spiderman Remastered RT 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man finally gave the i5 13400 a win, with an average of 94 FPS, while the Ryzen 7 5700X could only score 83 FPS. This is about a 13.5% advantage for Intel.
  • The i5 had better 1% lows, 80 FPS, compared to the Ryzen 7’s 72 FPS.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider (1080p – Highest)

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Benchmark
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • During Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, the i5 13400 got slightly 181 FPS, compared to the Ryzen’s 179. Again, an unnoticeable difference.
  • The i5 once again had slightly better 1% lows, 141 FPS, compared to the Ryzen 7’s 136 FPS.

Horizon Zero Dawn (1080p – Favor Quality)

Horizon Zero: Dawn Benchmark
Horizon Zero: Dawn 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In Horizon Zero Dawn, I saw a 19% lead made by the Ryzen 7 5700X over the i5-13400. The Ryzen 7 5700X scored 202 FPS, whereas the i5-13400 reached about 172 FPS.
  • Looking at the 1% lows, we saw that the i5 scored 124 FPS, whereas the R7 scored 141 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077 (1080p – Medium)

Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmark
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • While playing Cyberpunk 2077, the Ryzen provided an average frame rate of 141 FPS, whereas the i5-13400 had an average of 150 FPS. The difference between these frame rates was about 6%.
  • The 1% lows of the i5 were slightly better than the Ryzen 5. about 136 FPS vs 127 FPS.

CS:GO (1080p – Medium)

CS: GO Benchmark
CS: GO 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In my last CS: GO session, the R7 5700X scored an average frame rate of 386 FPS, whereas the i5 13400 reached 333 FPS on average, a 16% performance difference.
  • The 1% lows reached about 243 FPS for the Ryzen 7 5700X, whereas the i5-13400 struggled to keep 170 FPS.

Overall Gaming Analysis

Performance

StatsAMD Ryzen 7 5700XIntel Core i5-13400
Average FPS181.11167.9
Low 1% FPS121117
Winner: Intel Core i5-13400

From my analysis of gaming performance, the Ryzen 7 5700X showed a 7.9% enhanced performance than the Core i5-13400. The Ryzen 7 5700X achieved an impressive average of 181.11 FPS, surpassing the Core i5-13400’s average of 167.9 FPS.

In terms of low 1% gaming performance, the Ryzen 7 5700X Super outperformed the Core i5-13400 by approximately 3.4%. The Ryzen 7 5700X Super delivered a smoother experience with an average frame rate of 121.0 FPS compared to the Core i5-13400’s 117.0 FPS.


Temperature

Temperature average in 9 Games
Average Temperature 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)

During my tests of gaming temperature, the Core i5-13400 maintained an average temperature of around 63.6ยฐC, while the Ryzen 7 5700X maintained approximately 60.4ยฐC. This indicates a 5.3% thermal efficiency edge for the Ryzen 7 5700X over the Core i5-13400.

Winner: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

Power Draw

Power Draw Analysis in 9 games
Power Draw Analysis 1080p Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)

During gaming tests, the Core i5-13400 used approximately 57.2 watts, while the Ryzen 7 5700X consumed around 57.8 watts. The variation in power consumption is less than 1%, which is likely within the margin of error.

Winner: Intel Core i5-13400

Pricing & Availability

CPULaunch MSRPCurrent Price
Intel Core i5-13400๐Ÿ’ฒ221๐Ÿ’ฒ196
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X๐Ÿ’ฒ299๐Ÿ’ฒ169
Difference35.3%13.8%

As per the current market dynamics, the Ryzen 7 5700X costs about 16% less than the Core i5-13400. Regarding availability, both CPUs are readily available in both new and used conditions from various online and offline markets.


Core i5-13400 Vs Ryzen 7 5700X: Which One Should You Go For?

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X: The Ryzen 7 5700X seems a better option for gamers looking for an upgrade because of its value proposition. Furthermore, its present cost falls below that of the Core i5-13400, clearly positioning it as the superior option.

Intel Core i5-13400: The advantages of the Core i5-13400 include its integrated graphics, greater number of cores, support for DDR5 along with DDR4 memory, and its avant-grade LGA1700 socket.

Summing up the comparison of the Ryzen 7 5700X Vs Core i5-13400, the Ryzen 7 5700X’s performance and efficiency justifies the investment in this CPU. Your preferences may also play a role in determining the CPU that best suits you.


FAQs

Does the Ryzen 7 5700X have an iGPU?

The Ryzen 7 5700X does not have an iGPU. The Ryzen 7 5700G, however, does have an iGPU.

Does the i5 13400 outperform the Ryzen 7 5700X in gaming?

No, the Ryzen 7 5700X gaming performance is around 2% better than the Core i5-13400.

Which CPU is more recent, the i5 13400 or the Ryzen 7 5700X?

The Core-i5 13400 is about a year more recent than the Ryzen 7 5700X.

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