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Intel Core i7-12700K vs AMD EPYC 7742 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i7-12700K vs AMD EPYC 7742

Processor comparisons   11-01-2022
   For example 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 7742 and see which is better for games or normal use for streaming, rendering, machine learning, programming, video editing. Here you can find useful information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A careful review of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications such as Handbrake, AIDA64, Blender, VeraCrypt, Furmark, MATLAB, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, RealBench, Prime95, SuperPi, WPrime, PCMark 10, Gears 5, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 7zip, PassMark, Geekbench 5.2, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, UserBenchmark, 3DMark, Dolphin Emulator.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Overwatch
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Valheim
  • Death Stranding
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Halo Infinite
  • Borderlands 3
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant
  • Fallout 76
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fortnite
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla

   After looking at the data of parallel benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7742 or Intel Core i7-12700K.

 
Intel Core i7-12700K
AMD EPYC 7742

Summary benchmark results

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

Processor Benchmark
Core i7-12700K74% EPYC 774287%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 14% better than Core i7-12700K. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i7-12700K64% EPYC 774292%
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. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a little game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Control, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), League of Legends (LOL), Ghostrunner, DOTA 2A, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 4, Metro Exodus, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Half-Life: Alyx, Hitman 3, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter World.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite114.4163.1
Valorant130.0185.4
Cyberpunk 207772.8103.8
Apex Legends122.2174.3
Call of Duty Warzone97.5139.0
Overwatch105.3150.2
Red Dead Redemption 289.7127.9
DOOM Eternal65.092.7
Warzone101.4144.6
Assassin's Creed109.2155.7
Valheim107.9153.9
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 comparisons not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. 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. You will get more accurate information about how powerful 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
Core i7-12700K56% EPYC 774216%
To make a final resolution 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 i7-12700K is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7742 since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 225W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. 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 video editing or video rendering, streaming, programming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum efficiency. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using 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 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
Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 7742
Cinbench 15 Single-core569202
Cinbench 15 Multi-core41458334
Cinbench 20 Single-core1358398
Cinbench 20 Multi-core940820644
Cinbench 23 Single-core3179933
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3101545938

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core74412352
Multi-Core4342367386

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core21171091
Multi-Core1707948624

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful 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 benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS 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 savings are obvious!

Intel Core i7-12700K AMD EPYC 7742
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022April 01, 2019
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeRome
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation122
Turbo Frequency5 MHz3.4 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz2.25 MHz
Cores1264
Threads20128
Bus rate8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count10200 millions86000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W225 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache12 MB
L3 cache25 MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
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 i7-12700K is 40% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 52 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 7742 is better: 20
   Although it should be realized that all the number in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i7-12700K and AMD EPYC 7742 before making a decision which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Core i9-12900H Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Core i9-12900KF

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


Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Core i9-12900K Vs EPYC 7742
• Core i9-12900H Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Core i9-12900KF Vs EPYC 7742
• EPYC 7543 Vs EPYC 7742
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