Surely you’ve wondered: Which i5 processor is suitable for a gaming PC? Here are the results you can get in 15 modern games with the i5-12600K, 13400F and 13500. All games are tested at 1080p and 1440p. Parameters of all processors are in the image below.

A Plague Tale: Requiem came with the high preset, RO-Ultra Quality DX12. Average 94 fps (i5-12600K), 89 fps (i5-13400F), 97 fps (i5-13500), 1440p 82 fps in all cases with RTX 3080 12GB at 1080p; Average FPS with the RX 6650 XT was 68fps in any case.

Cyberpunk 2077 with DX12, high preset, average frame rate with TAA, RTX 3080 at 131 fps (12600K), 126 fps (13400F), 135 fps (13500), 130 fps at 1440p s, 123 fps, It was 131fps. Average FPS was 136 fps, 126 fps, 134 fps with Full HD RX 6650 XT graphics card.

Far Cry 6 released with DX12, High preset, TAA. Average frame rates with the RTX 3080 at 1080p are 131 fps (i5-12600K), 126 fps (i5-13400F), 135 fps (i5-13500), 1440p 130 fps, 123 fps, 131 fps. We managed to get 136fps, 126fps, 134fps with the RX 6650 XT at 1080p.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider came with a very high preset, 100% Scale. Average FPS in this case was RTX 3080 – 512 fps (i5-12600K), 483 fps (i5-13400F), 527 fps (i5-13500) at 1080p and 390, 388, 391 fps at 1440p, respectively. At 1080p, the results with the RX 6650 XT were: 321 fps, 320 fps and 320 fps.

In CS:GO with DX9, Very High settings, MSAA/FSAA Off, TFx16, RTX 3080 at 1080p average performance 529 fps (from 12600K), 538 fps (from 13400F), 560 fps (from 13500) was. At 1080p it was possible to achieve 431 fps, 426 fps and 445 fps with the RX 6650 XT, respectively.

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You can see these and other test results in the images above.

Overall, the i5-13500 had the highest average FPS in 15 games. However, the difference with the i5-13400F was 7% at 1080p with the RTX 3080, 3% at 1440p with the RX 6650 XT and 4% at 1080p. The difference between the i5-13500 and 12600K was already 8%, 3% and 4% respectively.

Features of game setups:

  • Processor Intel Core i5-12600K/i5-13400F/i5-13500;
  • motherboard MSI Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4;
  • data store DDR4 3200MHz CL16 2x16GB;
  • cooling system Stock Cooler, MSI MAG 360 AIO;
  • power unit Corsair RM1000X;
  • OS Windows 11 22H2 (Inflated);
  • video card Gigabyte RX 6650 XT Gaming/ASUS RTX 3080 12GB TUF GAMING.

Source: Ferra

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