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AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-7980XE gaming benchmark

AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

Processor comparisons   23-03-2021
   Let's say you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-7980XE tests and understand which is better for games or simple use for programming, machine learning, rendering, streaming, video editing. Here is useful information from various benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications such as SuperPi, 3DMark, UserBenchmark, Prime95, Blender, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Geekbench 5.2, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, AIDA64, MATLAB, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Furmark, RealBench, Gears 5, Handbrake, WPrime, PCMark 10, Dolphin Emulator, PassMark, VeraCrypt, 7zip.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Last Man Standing
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Death Stranding
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Borderlands 3
  • Fallout 76
  • Valorant
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Apex Legends
  • Halo Infinite
  • Overwatch
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Valheim
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-7980XE or AMD EPYC 7742.

 
AMD EPYC 7742
Intel Core i9-7980XE

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 i9-7980XE66%
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 i9-7980XE. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
EPYC 774292% Core i9-7980XE66%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play 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 small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Hitman 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Microsoft Flight Simulator, League of Legends (LOL), DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Forza Horizon 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Half-Life: Alyx, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Ghostrunner, Metro Exodus, NBA 2K20, Control, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite163.1116.8
Valorant185.4132.8
Cyberpunk 2077103.874.3
Apex Legends174.3124.8
Call of Duty Warzone139.099.6
Overwatch150.2107.5
Red Dead Redemption 2127.991.6
DOOM Eternal92.766.4
Warzone144.6103.6
Assassin's Creed155.7111.5
Valheim153.9110.2
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 that were in the comparisons not only did they have different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. Therefore, the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
EPYC 774216% Core i9-7980XE23%
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 i9-7980XE is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7742 since it has less power consumption: 225W vs. 165W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video editing or video rendering, programming, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-7980XE
Cinbench 15 Single-core202184
Cinbench 15 Multi-core83343455
Cinbench 20 Single-core398446
Cinbench 20 Multi-core206447671
Cinbench 23 Single-core9331281
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4593828196

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-7980XE
Single-Core23522490
Multi-Core6738629612

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-7980XE
Single-Core10911158
Multi-Core4862418658

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-7980XE
Announcement dateApril 01, 2019April 01, 2017
TypeServerDesktop
SocketSP3FCLGA2066
Core nameRomeSkylake
ArchitectureZen 2x86
Generation29
Turbo Frequency3.4 MHz4.2 MHz
Frequency2.25 MHz2.6 MHz
Cores6418
Threads12836
Bus rate8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm
Transistors count86000 millions7800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)225 W165 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4-2666
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth85 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache256MB24.75 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 i9-7980XE is 13% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 46 more core than Core i9-7980XE. 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: 23
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-7980XE is better: 12
   However, it should be realized that all the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of AMD EPYC 7742 and Intel Core i9-7980XE before making a choice which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
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