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Intel Core i7-12700K vs AMD EPYC 74F3 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i7-12700K vs AMD EPYC 74F3

Processor comparisons   11-01-2022
   If you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision after reading the full tests Intel Core i7-12700K vs AMD EPYC 74F3 and see which is better for games or normal use for video editing, machine learning, programming, streaming, rendering. Here is all information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special testing software like Gears 5, RealBench, AIDA64, SuperPi, MATLAB, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, Furmark, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, 7zip, WPrime, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, 3DMark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, VeraCrypt, PassMark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Handbrake, Prime95.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Valorant
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76
  • Valheim
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Halo Infinite
  • Apex Legends
  • Last Man Standing
  • Death Stranding

   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 AMD EPYC 74F3 or Intel Core i7-12700K.


 
Intel Core i7-12700K
AMD EPYC 74F3

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i7-12700K70% EPYC 74F373%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 74F3 is 4% better than Core i7-12700K. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i7-12700K64% EPYC 74F372%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Horizon Zero Dawn, Metro Exodus, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), NBA 2K20, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, League of Legends (LOL), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ghostrunner, Control, Half-Life: Alyx, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite114.4127.6
Valorant130.0145.0
Cyberpunk 207772.881.2
Apex Legends122.2136.3
Call of Duty Warzone97.5108.7
Overwatch105.3117.4
Red Dead Redemption 289.7100.0
DOOM Eternal65.072.5
Warzone101.4113.1
Assassin's Creed109.2121.8
Valheim107.9120.3
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 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, 4K or FullHD. 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
Core i7-12700K56% EPYC 74F319%
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 i7-12700K is more energy efficient than the EPYC 74F3 as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 240W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. 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 plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, video editing or video rendering, programming, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum efficiency, the processor includes all cores and threads 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 make sure that the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, 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
Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 74F3
Cinbench 15 Single-core569151
Cinbench 15 Multi-core41456261
Cinbench 20 Single-core1358285
Cinbench 20 Multi-core940813271
Cinbench 23 Single-core3179701
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3101534509

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 74F3
Single-Core74411577
Multi-Core4342350620

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 74F3
Single-Core21171396
Multi-Core1707925615

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 in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest games. The savings are obvious! Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 74F3
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5 MHz4 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.2 MHz
Cores1224
Threads2048
Bus rate8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count10200 millions62000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W240 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency3200
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s204.8 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache12 MB
L3 cache25 MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000317
100-100000317WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i7-12700K is 15% better than EPYC 74F3 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 74F3 has 12 more core than Core i7-12700K. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i7-12700K is better: 14
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 74F3 is better: 21
   However, it should be understood that the summary data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i7-12700K and AMD EPYC 74F3 before making a choice which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i7-12700K - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
AMD EPYC 74F3 - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Intel Core i7-12700K Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS


AMD EPYC 74F3 Processor Comparisons
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
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