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

Intel Core i7-12700KF vs AMD EPYC 7742

Processor comparisons   11-01-2022
   Perhaps you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i7-12700KF vs AMD EPYC 7742 tests and see which is better for games or normal use for video editing, rendering, streaming, machine learning, programming. Here you can find all information from many benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A thorough analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software such as Handbrake, UserBenchmark, MATLAB, DaVinci Resolve Studio, PassMark, Gears 5, WPrime, SuperPi, AIDA64, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), VeraCrypt, Blender, Blender, 3DMark, Dolphin Emulator, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, RealBench, Furmark, Geekbench 5.2, Prime95, PCMark 10, 7zip.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Fortnite
  • Overwatch
  • Halo Infinite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valheim
  • Last Man Standing
  • Apex Legends
  • Fallout 76
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Death Stranding
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Valorant
  • Borderlands 3
  • Grand Theft Auto V

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7742 or Intel Core i7-12700KF.


 
Intel Core i7-12700KF
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 i7-12700KF70% EPYC 774281%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 13% better than Core i7-12700KF. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i7-12700KF64% EPYC 774292%
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 run 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 final table below.
List of less popular games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Ghostrunner, League of Legends (LOL), Hitman 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, NBA 2K20, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, Battlefield V, Metro Exodus, Monster Hunter World, DOTA 2A, Control, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.9163.1
Valorant129.4185.4
Cyberpunk 207772.5103.8
Apex Legends121.7174.3
Call of Duty Warzone97.1139.0
Overwatch104.8150.2
Red Dead Redemption 289.3127.9
DOOM Eternal64.792.7
Warzone101.0144.6
Assassin's Creed108.7155.7
Valheim107.4153.9
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 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
Core i7-12700KF57% EPYC 774216%
To make a final decision 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 i7-12700KF 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 count 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 first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor turns on all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports 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 i7-12700KF AMD EPYC 7742
Cinbench 15 Single-core563202
Cinbench 15 Multi-core41048334
Cinbench 20 Single-core1344398
Cinbench 20 Multi-core931420644
Cinbench 23 Single-core3147933
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3070545938

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700KF AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core73672352
Multi-Core4298967386

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700KF AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core21611091
Multi-Core1675548624

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 can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in new games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i7-12700KF 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 i7-12700KF is 40% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 52 more core than Core i7-12700KF. 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 i7-12700KF is better: 14
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7742 is better: 20
   Although it should be understood that the summary data in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i7-12700KF and AMD EPYC 7742 before making a choice which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i7-12700KF - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
AMD EPYC 7742 - all data

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


Intel Core i7-12700KF Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• 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 EPYC 74F3
• 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 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• 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 i9-9960X
• 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
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700HX
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600


AMD EPYC 7742 Processor Comparisons
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7502
• 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 EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• 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 i7-12700K
• 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 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
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
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