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AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-9960X gaming benchmark

AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-9960X

Processor comparisons   23-03-2021
   Let's say you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-9960X and understand which is better for games or normal use for video editing, programming, rendering, streaming, machine learning. Here is all information from various benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like SuperPi, UserBenchmark, PassMark, 3DMark, VeraCrypt, PCMark 10, Prime95, AIDA64, Furmark, Dolphin Emulator, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Handbrake, RealBench, Gears 5, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, MATLAB, Blender, 7zip, Geekbench 5.2, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, WPrime.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Valheim
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Death Stranding
  • Valorant
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Apex Legends
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Halo Infinite
  • Fallout 76
  • Overwatch
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Last Man Standing
  • Borderlands 3
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Grand Theft Auto V

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-9960X or AMD EPYC 7742.

 
AMD EPYC 7742
Intel Core i9-9960X

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 i9-9960X67%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 22% better than Core i9-9960X. 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 i9-9960X65%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which CPU comparisons were performed: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Half-Life: Alyx, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, Control, Ghostrunner, Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, League of Legends (LOL), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), NBA 2K20, Horizon Zero Dawn.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite163.1115.9
Valorant185.4131.7
Cyberpunk 2077103.873.7
Apex Legends174.3123.8
Call of Duty Warzone139.098.8
Overwatch150.2106.7
Red Dead Redemption 2127.990.9
DOOM Eternal92.765.8
Warzone144.6102.7
Assassin's Creed155.7110.6
Valheim153.9109.3
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 tested computers not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. 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. To be sure exactly how much performance 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 i9-9960X24%
To make a final decision on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i9-9960X is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7742 as it consumes less power: 225W vs. 165W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

If you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, machine learning, video editing or video rendering, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes 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. Because there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, and all the advantages 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 i9-9960X
Cinbench 15 Single-core202200
Cinbench 15 Multi-core83342872
Cinbench 20 Single-core398457
Cinbench 20 Multi-core206446671
Cinbench 23 Single-core9331086
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4593822943

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-9960X
Single-Core23522684
Multi-Core6738630816

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-9960X
Single-Core10911230
Multi-Core4862418032

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 in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in the newest games. It turns out that there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-9960X
Announcement dateApril 01, 2019January 01, 2019
TypeServerDesktop
SocketSP3FCLGA2066
Core nameRomeSkylake
ArchitectureZen 2x86
Generation29
Turbo Frequency3.4 MHz4.4 MHz
Frequency2.25 MHz3.1 MHz
Cores6416
Threads12832
Bus rate8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm
Transistors count86000 millions8600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)225 W165 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4-2666
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth85 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache256MB22 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 i9-9960X is 27% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 48 more core than Core i9-9960X. 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 i9-9960X is better: 12
   However, it should be realized that all the figures that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the opinion of real owners of AMD EPYC 7742 and Intel Core i9-9960X before deciding which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
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