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AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-9980XE gaming benchmark

AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-9980XE

Processor comparisons   23-03-2021
   For example you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a choice after reading the full tests AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Core i9-9980XE and see which is better for games or simple use for programming, machine learning, rendering, video editing, streaming. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or various benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like VeraCrypt, PCMark 10, DaVinci Resolve Studio, UserBenchmark, Blender, Handbrake, WPrime, SuperPi, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Dolphin Emulator, 7zip, Geekbench 5.2, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), RealBench, Gears 5, PassMark, AIDA64, MATLAB, 3DMark, Furmark, Blender, Prime95.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Halo Infinite
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Overwatch
  • Fallout 76
  • Valorant
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Last Man Standing
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Apex Legends
  • Death Stranding
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fortnite
  • Valheim
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-9980XE or AMD EPYC 7742.

 
AMD EPYC 7742
Intel Core i9-9980XE

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 i9-9980XE67%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 22% better than Core i9-9980XE. 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 i9-9980XE65%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that 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. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Hitman 3, Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, League of Legends (LOL), Ghostrunner, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, NBA 2K20, DOTA 2A, Control, Battlefield V, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Half-Life: Alyx, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite163.1115.6
Valorant185.4131.4
Cyberpunk 2077103.873.6
Apex Legends174.3123.5
Call of Duty Warzone139.098.5
Overwatch150.2106.4
Red Dead Redemption 2127.990.6
DOOM Eternal92.765.7
Warzone144.6102.5
Assassin's Creed155.7110.3
Valheim153.9109.0
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 amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: FullHD, 2K 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 get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
EPYC 774216% Core i9-9980XE23%
To make a final 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 i9-9980XE 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. 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

For example 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, to reach maximum efficiency, the CPU turns on all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether 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 run, and all the benefit 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 i9-9980XE
Cinbench 15 Single-core202201
Cinbench 15 Multi-core83343240
Cinbench 20 Single-core398459
Cinbench 20 Multi-core206447516
Cinbench 23 Single-core9331124
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4593822944

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-9980XE
Single-Core23522551
Multi-Core6738632096

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Core i9-9980XE
Single-Core10911178
Multi-Core4862417856

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in new games. The economy 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 i9-9980XE
Announcement dateApril 01, 2019October 01, 2018
TypeServerDesktop
SocketSP3FCLGA2066
Core nameRomeSkylake
ArchitectureZen 2x86
Generation29
Turbo Frequency3.4 MHz4.5 MHz
Frequency2.25 MHz3 MHz
Cores6418
Threads12836
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 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 i9-9980XE is 25% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 46 more core than Core i9-9980XE. 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 i9-9980XE is better: 12
   However, it should be realized that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and 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 i9-9980XE before making a decision which of the processors to buy for gaming.
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