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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7513 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7513

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   For example you have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7513 and see which is better for games or normal use for streaming, machine learning, rendering, programming, video editing. Here you can find all information from real video editing and streaming tests or different benchmarks. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications such as PCMark 10, Gears 5, AIDA64, UserBenchmark, SuperPi, VeraCrypt, Blender, RealBench, Handbrake, Geekbench 5.2, Furmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Prime95, PassMark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 7zip, Blender, Dolphin Emulator, 3DMark, WPrime, MATLAB.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Valheim
  • Apex Legends
  • Valorant
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fallout 76
  • Borderlands 3
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Halo Infinite
  • Overwatch
  • Death Stranding
  • Last Man Standing
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After reading the results of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7513 or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD EPYC 7513

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 751380%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 1% better than EPYC 7513. 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 751375%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because this processor costs 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 less popular games in which processors were compared: Metro Exodus, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ghostrunner, Hitman 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Control, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter World, Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Battlefield V, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Horizon Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, DOTA 2A.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0133.5
Valorant144.4151.7
Cyberpunk 207780.885.0
Apex Legends135.7142.6
Call of Duty Warzone108.3113.8
Overwatch116.9122.9
Red Dead Redemption 299.6104.7
DOOM Eternal72.275.9
Warzone112.6118.4
Assassin's Creed121.3127.5
Valheim119.8125.9
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 tested computers not only did they have different video cards and different amounts of RAM. 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 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 751323%
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 i9-12900K is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7513 as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 200W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. 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 video rendering or video editing, programming, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU turns on 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. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to run, 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 7513
Cinbench 15 Single-core489162
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51506680
Cinbench 20 Single-core816304
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145014158
Cinbench 23 Single-core2896748
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295036818

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7513
Single-Core75461576
Multi-Core5633254007

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7513
Single-Core36411403
Multi-Core2526229463

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 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 can be said about overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even in the newest games. The savings are obvious! It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7513
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder Lake-SMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz3.65 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2.6 MHz
Cores1632
Threads3264
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm14 nm
Transistors count12600 millions68000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W200 W
Memory typeDDR5-6400DDR4
Max. Memory256 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s204.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache30 MB128MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000334
100-100000334WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 33% better than EPYC 7513 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7513 has 16 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 7513 is better: 19
   However, it should be understood that all the data in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the testing video and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD EPYC 7513 before making a decision which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
•  Cinebench r15 score


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•  Cinebench r15 score
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Versus Battle of the Processors
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