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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 74F3 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 74F3

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   Perhaps you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a choice after reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 74F3 and decide which is better for games or simple use for machine learning, video editing, streaming, rendering, programming. Here you can find all information from real video editing and streaming tests or many benchmarks. 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 synthetic type tests such as UserBenchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Furmark, Blender, Prime95, RealBench, SuperPi, Gears 5, Blender, PCMark 10, WPrime, MATLAB, AIDA64, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, VeraCrypt, Handbrake, Geekbench 5.2, 3DMark, 7zip, Dolphin Emulator, PassMark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15).
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Last Man Standing
  • Valheim
  • Fallout 76
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Death Stranding
  • Halo Infinite
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Rainbow Six Siege

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 74F3 or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD EPYC 74F3

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 74F378%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 3% better than EPYC 74F3. 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 74F372%
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. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Ghostrunner, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Half-Life: Alyx, Control, Metro Exodus, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, DOTA 2A, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Horizon Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), NBA 2K20, Hitman 3.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0127.6
Valorant144.4145.0
Cyberpunk 207780.881.2
Apex Legends135.7136.3
Call of Duty Warzone108.3108.7
Overwatch116.9117.4
Red Dead Redemption 299.6100.0
DOOM Eternal72.272.5
Warzone112.6113.1
Assassin's Creed121.3121.8
Valheim119.8120.3
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 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 74F319%
To make a final 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 74F3 as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 240W. 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 count so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video rendering or video editing, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor uses all threads and cores 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 find out whether the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in 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 i9-12900K AMD EPYC 74F3
Cinbench 15 Single-core489151
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51506261
Cinbench 20 Single-core816285
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145013271
Cinbench 23 Single-core2896701
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295034509

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 74F3
Single-Core75461577
Multi-Core5633250620

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 74F3
Single-Core36411396
Multi-Core2526225615

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The later the processor is released, 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. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain 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 i9-12900K AMD EPYC 74F3
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz4 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.2 MHz
Cores1624
Threads3248
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm14 nm
Transistors count12600 millions62000 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 number100-000000317
100-100000317WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 17% better than EPYC 74F3 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 74F3 has 8 more core than Core i9-12900K. 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: 18
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 74F3 is better: 19
   Although it should be realized that the summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD EPYC 74F3 before making a choice which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
•  Cinebench r15 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663

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


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
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