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AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-10940X gaming benchmark

AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-10940X

Processor comparisons   23-03-2021
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a decision after reading the full tests AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-10940X and decide which is better for games or normal use for programming, rendering, streaming, video editing, machine learning. Here you can find useful information from real video editing and streaming tests or many benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications like DaVinci Resolve Studio, SuperPi, AIDA64, MATLAB, WPrime, Dolphin Emulator, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Prime95, VeraCrypt, Gears 5, UserBenchmark, Blender, PCMark 10, Handbrake, Geekbench 5.2, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), PassMark, 3DMark, Furmark, RealBench, 7zip, Blender.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Valorant
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Halo Infinite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valheim
  • Death Stranding
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Borderlands 3
  • Fortnite
  • Overwatch
  • Fallout 76
  • Apex Legends
  • Last Man Standing

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-10940X or AMD EPYC 7742.

 
AMD EPYC 7742
Intel Core i9-10940X

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
EPYC 774287% Core i9-10940X66%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 24% better than Core i9-10940X. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
EPYC 774292% Core i9-10940X64%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a little game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Metro Exodus, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battlefield V, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, DOTA 2A, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Ghostrunner, Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, Forza Horizon 4, NBA 2K20, Horizon Zero Dawn, Control, Half-Life: Alyx, League of Legends (LOL).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite163.1112.7
Valorant185.4128.0
Cyberpunk 2077103.871.7
Apex Legends174.3120.3
Call of Duty Warzone139.096.0
Overwatch150.2103.7
Red Dead Redemption 2127.988.3
DOOM Eternal92.764.0
Warzone144.699.8
Assassin's Creed155.7107.5
Valheim153.9106.2
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
EPYC 774216% Core i9-10940X24%
To make a finishing resolution on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i9-10940X is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7742 as it consumes less power: 225W vs. 165W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. It is necessary to count so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video rendering or video editing, streaming, programming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-10940X
Cinbench 15 Single-core202201
Cinbench 15 Multi-core83343117
Cinbench 20 Single-core398442
Cinbench 20 Multi-core206447609
Cinbench 23 Single-core9331263
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4593821309

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-10940X
Single-Core23522704
Multi-Core6738629374

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-10940X
Single-Core10911226
Multi-Core4862415950

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even in new games. The savings are obvious! Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-10940X
Announcement dateApril 01, 2019October 01, 2019
TypeServerDesktop
SocketSP3FCLGA2066
Core nameRomeCascade Lake
ArchitectureZen 2x86
Generation210
Turbo Frequency3.4 MHz4.8 MHz
Frequency2.25 MHz3.3 MHz
Cores6414
Threads12828
Bus rate8 GT/s DMI3
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm
Transistors count86000 millions9200 millions
Power consumption (TDP)225 W165 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4-2933
Max. Memory256 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth94 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache256MB19.25 MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000053
100-100000053WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-10940X is 31% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 50 more core than Core i9-10940X. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7742 is better: 22
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-10940X is better: 13
   The summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of of people who bought AMD EPYC 7742 and Intel Core i9-10940X before making a selection which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
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