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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7272 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7272

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   Let's say you have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7272 and decide which is better for games or normal use for video editing, streaming, rendering, programming, machine learning. Here is useful information from several benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A thorough analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, 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 AIDA64, Geekbench 5.2, SuperPi, WPrime, UserBenchmark, 7zip, Prime95, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, RealBench, PassMark, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, MATLAB, PCMark 10, Furmark, VeraCrypt, Dolphin Emulator, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Gears 5, 3DMark, Handbrake.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3
  • Last Man Standing
  • Apex Legends
  • Death Stranding
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fallout 76
  • Halo Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valheim
  • Valorant
  • Fortnite
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Rainbow Six Siege

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7272 or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD EPYC 7272

Summary benchmark results

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

Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900K81% EPYC 727273%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 9% better than EPYC 7272. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900K72% EPYC 727266%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. 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 little game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NBA 2K20, Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Half-Life: Alyx, Monster Hunter World, League of Legends (LOL), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ghostrunner, DOTA 2A, Control, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Hitman 3, Metro Exodus, Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0116.4
Valorant144.4132.3
Cyberpunk 207780.874.1
Apex Legends135.7124.3
Call of Duty Warzone108.399.2
Overwatch116.9107.1
Red Dead Redemption 299.691.3
DOOM Eternal72.266.1
Warzone112.6103.2
Assassin's Creed121.3111.1
Valheim119.8109.8
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: FullHD, 2K or 4K. 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 i9-12900K97% EPYC 727243%
To make a finishing decision 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 i9-12900K is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7272 since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 120W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful 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

Let's say you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for streaming, machine learning, programming, 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 includes all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program 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 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 i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7272
Cinbench 15 Single-core489395
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51503819
Cinbench 20 Single-core816595
Cinbench 20 Multi-core114508372
Cinbench 23 Single-core28962377
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295021304

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7272
Single-Core75463257
Multi-Core5633242125

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7272
Single-Core36411569
Multi-Core2526218372

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

Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7272
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021April 01, 2020
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder Lake-SMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz3.2 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2.9 MHz
Cores1612
Threads3224
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm
Transistors count12600 millions42000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W120 W
Memory typeDDR5-6400DDR4
Max. Memory256 Gb
Memory Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache30 MB64MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000079
100-100000079WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 25% better than EPYC 7272 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900K has 4 more core than EPYC 7272. 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 i9-12900K is better: 33
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7272 is better: 4
   Although it should be realized that all the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD EPYC 7272 before making a decision which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
•  Cinebench r15 score


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