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Intel Core i9-12900H vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900H vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Processor comparisons   08-01-2022
   For example you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900H vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X tests and see which is better for games or simple use for rendering, programming, video editing, streaming, machine learning. Here is all information from real streaming and video editing tests or several benchmarks. A thorough review of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like Prime95, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, RealBench, 3DMark, Furmark, Blender, Blender, AIDA64, MATLAB, PCMark 10, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), WPrime, SuperPi, Handbrake, UserBenchmark, Gears 5, PassMark, VeraCrypt, 7zip, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, DaVinci Resolve Studio.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Valheim
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Death Stranding
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Halo Infinite
  • Valorant
  • Borderlands 3
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fallout 76
  • Fortnite
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Last Man Standing

   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 AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-12900H.


 
Intel Core i9-12900H
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900H76% Ryzen 9 5950X71%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900H is 6% better than Ryzen 9 5950X. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900H61% Ryzen 9 5950X66%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. 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. Therefore, if you think 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 other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Metro Exodus, Horizon Zero Dawn, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Control, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Half-Life: Alyx, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Ghostrunner, Battlefield V, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, League of Legends (LOL), Forza Horizon 4.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite107.4117.2
Valorant122.0133.1
Cyberpunk 207768.374.6
Apex Legends114.7125.1
Call of Duty Warzone91.599.8
Overwatch98.8107.8
Red Dead Redemption 284.291.9
DOOM Eternal61.066.6
Warzone95.2103.8
Assassin's Creed102.5111.8
Valheim101.3110.5
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 i9-12900H143% Ryzen 9 5950X57%
To make a finishing 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 i9-12900H is more energy efficient than the Ryzen 9 5950X as it consumes less power: 45W vs. 105W. Power consumption is particularly 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

Let's say you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, machine learning, video rendering or video editing, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. You will learn 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 can use only one core to run, and all the advantages 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
Intel Core i9-12900H AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Cinbench 15 Single-core484277
Cinbench 15 Multi-core50974569
Cinbench 20 Single-core808647
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1133310428
Cinbench 23 Single-core28661639
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3261428641

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900H AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Single-Core74693455
Multi-Core5575746183

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900H AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Single-Core19351814
Multi-Core1254418863

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. 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 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 in the newest 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 i9-12900H AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022November 05, 2020
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1744AM4
Core nameAlder LakeVermeer
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation125
Turbo Frequency5 MHz4.9 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.4 MHz
Cores1416
Threads2032
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions9400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)45 W105 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory64 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB8MB
L3 cache24 MB64MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000059
100-100000059WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900H is 10% better than Ryzen 9 5950X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Ryzen 9 5950X has 2 more core than Core i9-12900H. 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 i9-12900H is better: 20
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is better: 17
   However, it should be realized that all the figures in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900H and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X before making a decision which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-12900H - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X - all data

•  Cinebench r23 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
• Fortnite gaming benchmark
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
• Apex Legends gaming benchmark
• Valorant gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark
• Roblox gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark


Intel Core i9-12900H Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• 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 Core i9-13900K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• 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 i7-12800H
• 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 i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• 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


AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Core i7-8700K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Ryzen 5 2600X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800H
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Core i9-7940X
• Vs Core i9-7960X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-9900K
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7513
• 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 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 i7-12800H
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• 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
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