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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7663 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7663

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   If you have difficulties with the choice of a CPU, you will solve them by reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7663 and see which is better for games or simple use for video editing, streaming, rendering, machine learning, programming. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or various benchmarks. A step-by-step 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 joint testing in synthetic type tests like 3DMark, UserBenchmark, PCMark 10, Blender, VeraCrypt, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark, AIDA64, WPrime, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, Furmark, SuperPi, 7zip, RealBench, Handbrake, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Prime95, MATLAB, Gears 5.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Borderlands 3
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valheim
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Overwatch
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Apex Legends
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fortnite
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Fallout 76
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Valorant
  • Last Man Standing
  • Halo Infinite
  • Death Stranding

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7663 or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD EPYC 7663

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 766384%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7663 is 3% better than Core i9-12900K. 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 766390%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And of course, 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 small game result, just 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: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Hitman 3, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Forza Horizon 4, Metro Exodus, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Horizon Zero Dawn, NBA 2K20, Half-Life: Alyx, Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, League of Legends (LOL), Control, Monster Hunter World, DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Battlefield V.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0159.3
Valorant144.4181.1
Cyberpunk 207780.8101.4
Apex Legends135.7170.2
Call of Duty Warzone108.3135.8
Overwatch116.9146.7
Red Dead Redemption 299.6124.9
DOOM Eternal72.290.5
Warzone112.6141.2
Assassin's Creed121.3152.1
Valheim119.8150.3
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 tested computers not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. 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. 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 766312%
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 7663 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. 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

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video editing or video rendering, machine learning, programming, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its 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 you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since 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 i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7663
Cinbench 15 Single-core489184
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51507606
Cinbench 20 Single-core816347
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145016121
Cinbench 23 Single-core2896852
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295041920

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7663
Single-Core75461794
Multi-Core5633261492

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7663
Single-Core3641874
Multi-Core2526246160

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. The newer the processor, 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, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in new games. The economy are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7663
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz3.5 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2 MHz
Cores1656
Threads32112
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm14 nm
Transistors count12600 millions78000 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 number100-000000318
100-100000318WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 48% better than EPYC 7663 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7663 has 40 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: 17
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7663 is better: 20
   However, it should be realized that all the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD EPYC 7663 before making a selection which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
•  Cinebench r15 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
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•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• EPYC 7543 Vs EPYC 7663
• EPYC 7513 Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7502
• EPYC 74F3 Vs EPYC 7663
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