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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 73F3 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 73F3

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   Perhaps you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 73F3 tests and understand which is better for games or simple use for streaming, video editing, machine learning, programming, rendering. Here you can find useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or several benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like MATLAB, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, DaVinci Resolve Studio, WPrime, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), SuperPi, VeraCrypt, 7zip, UserBenchmark, AIDA64, 3DMark, Dolphin Emulator, Blender, PCMark 10, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, RealBench, PassMark, Handbrake, Prime95, Furmark, Gears 5.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Valorant
  • Overwatch
  • Halo Infinite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76
  • Valheim
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Death Stranding
  • Fortnite
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 73F3 or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD EPYC 73F3

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 73F373%
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 73F3. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900K72% EPYC 73F368%
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 play 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, 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: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Metro Exodus, Forza Horizon 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, League of Legends (LOL), Ghostrunner, Horizon Zero Dawn, Half-Life: Alyx, Hitman 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battlefield V, NBA 2K20, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, Control, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0120.5
Valorant144.4137.0
Cyberpunk 207780.876.7
Apex Legends135.7128.8
Call of Duty Warzone108.3102.7
Overwatch116.9111.0
Red Dead Redemption 299.694.5
DOOM Eternal72.268.5
Warzone112.6106.8
Assassin's Creed121.3115.1
Valheim119.8113.7
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 video cards and different amounts of RAM. 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. To be sure exactly how much performance 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 i9-12900K97% EPYC 73F315%
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 i9-12900K is more energy efficient than the EPYC 73F3 since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 240W. 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 streaming, video rendering or video editing, machine learning, programming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum performance, the CPU includes all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account 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. Because there are still many programs that 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 i9-12900K AMD EPYC 73F3
Cinbench 15 Single-core489125
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51505148
Cinbench 20 Single-core816234
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145010911
Cinbench 23 Single-core2896577
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295028372

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 73F3
Single-Core75461297
Multi-Core5633241617

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 73F3
Single-Core36411147
Multi-Core2526221059

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. 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 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 new games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 73F3
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder Lake-SMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz4 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.5 MHz
Cores1616
Threads3232
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm14 nm
Transistors count12600 millions54000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W240 W
Memory typeDDR5-6400DDR4
Max. Memory256 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s204.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache30 MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000321
100-100000321WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 10% better than EPYC 73F3 in terms of CPU frequency. 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 73F3 is better: 2
   Although it should be understood that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD EPYC 73F3 before making a decision which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
•  Cinebench r15 score


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•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
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Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
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