Where to buy Intel Core i5-13600K

Where to find the mainstream Raptor Lake CPU

Intel Core i5-13600K

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If you’ve wanted the best value for money then knowing where to buy Intel Core i5-13600K is definitely good to know. The chipset manufacturer’s latest mainstream processor launches on October 20.

We’re bringing you everything you need to know about the newest model, including which retailers will stock it and its tech specs, so you’re all clued up on the day.

The innovations brought by Raptor Lake cannot be understated. The focus appears to be on high clock speeds leading to excellent single-core and multi-threaded performance. That’s why knowing where to buy Intel Core i5-13600K matters so much because you’re getting a faster chipset that can run on existing hardware.

Intel Core i5-13600K retailers

Some online retailers in the US, the UK, and Canada have dedicated landing and pre-order pages for the new processor. This means that you may be able to get the latest CPU for gaming ready to arrive on launch day without the frenzy we normally see with hardware releases on day one. It’s worth noting that the Intel Core i5-13600K carries an MSRP of $329.99.

In terms of which online storefronts have dedicated pre-order pages right now, you can turn your attention to Newegg in the US and Canada, with the UK having representation from Overclockers UK, Scan, and Ebuyer specifically. While we’re expecting Amazon and Best Buy to stock the CPU on release, there’s no landing page at the time of writing.

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Intel Core i5-13600K specs

The Raptor Lake 13th Gen i5 CPU features a total of 14 cores and 20 threads. More specifically, six performance cores and eight efficiency cores. There’s a max boost of 5.10 GHz, too. The second-generation Hybrid architecture chipset is easily the most powerful mainstream processor that team blue has ever printed to silicon, especially at this price point.

As with previous Alder Lake CPUs, the Intel Core i5-13600K will once again run on LGA 1700 socket motherboards. What’s more, unlike Ryzen 7000 series, support for both DDR4 and DDR5 RAM has been confirmed. This means that you could get an existing Z690, or alternative, mobo without having to trade up to all new parts.

How good is the Core i5-13600K?

While we’ve yet to see verified benchmarks for what the 13600K can do, we’re optimistic its performance will be good.

Intel has previously reported that the 13900K was 5% faster than the 12900K across more than half of 32 games tested – and 25% faster in some. While the Core i5 13600K won’t be able to claim such performance as its Core i9 or even Core i7 siblings, we’re looking for a similar shade of progress in the mainstream class.

We’ll keep you updated on our main Intel 13th Gen hub, and across the site with performance updates as we get them.