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Intel Core i9-12900HK vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900HK vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

Processor comparisons   08-01-2022
   For example you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a decision after reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900HK vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and see which is better for games or normal use for programming, video editing, machine learning, streaming, rendering. Here you can find all information from real streaming and video editing tests or various benchmarks. A careful review of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to read, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications such as Handbrake, AIDA64, MATLAB, 7zip, Furmark, Blender, PCMark 10, SuperPi, Gears 5, PassMark, WPrime, 3DMark, UserBenchmark, VeraCrypt, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, RealBench, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Prime95, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Dolphin Emulator.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Overwatch
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fallout 76
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Last Man Standing
  • Valheim
  • Fortnite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Valorant
  • Borderlands 3
  • Death Stranding
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Apex Legends
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V

   After looking at the data of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X or Intel Core i9-12900HK.


 
Intel Core i9-12900HK
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900HK75% Ryzen Threadripper 3960X75%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900HK60% Ryzen Threadripper 3960X72%
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 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 little 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: DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn, Control, Metro Exodus, NBA 2K20, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghostrunner, Hitman 3, League of Legends (LOL), Monster Hunter World, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, Battlefield V, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite107.2126.7
Valorant121.8144.0
Cyberpunk 207768.280.7
Apex Legends114.5135.4
Call of Duty Warzone91.4108.0
Overwatch98.7116.7
Red Dead Redemption 284.199.4
DOOM Eternal60.972.0
Warzone95.0112.3
Assassin's Creed102.3121.0
Valheim101.1119.5
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 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: 4K, 2K or FullHD. 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 get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12900HK141% Ryzen Threadripper 3960X15%
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 i9-12900HK is more energy efficient than the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X as it consumes less power: 45W vs. 280W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need 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, streaming, machine learning, video editing or video rendering, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU turns on all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. 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. Because there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit 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 i9-12900HK AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Cinbench 15 Single-core479209
Cinbench 15 Multi-core50475933
Cinbench 20 Single-core800509
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1122113552
Cinbench 23 Single-core28381270
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3229134255

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900HK AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Single-Core73952663
Multi-Core5520554830

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900HK AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Single-Core19161306
Multi-Core1242025072

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. 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, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. The savings are obvious! It turns out that there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900HK AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022November 25, 2019
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1744sTRX4
Core nameAlder LakeCastle Peak
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5 MHz4.5 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1424
Threads2048
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions22600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)45 W280 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 MB1.5MB
L2 cache8 MB12MB
L3 cache24 MB128MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000010
100-100000010WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Another difference is that Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has 10 more core than Core i9-12900HK. 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 i9-12900HK is better: 17
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is better: 19
   However, it should be understood that all the figures in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the video tests and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900HK and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-12900HK - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X - all data

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


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