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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7742 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7742

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   For example you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD EPYC 7742 tests and understand which is better for games or normal use for rendering, machine learning, video editing, streaming, programming. Here is all information from real video editing and streaming tests or several benchmarks. A thorough review of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special testing software like UserBenchmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, WPrime, Gears 5, RealBench, Furmark, PCMark 10, SuperPi, AIDA64, Handbrake, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), MATLAB, VeraCrypt, Dolphin Emulator, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, Prime95, 7zip, PassMark, 3DMark.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Halo Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Fallout 76
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Valorant
  • Last Man Standing
  • Death Stranding
  • Overwatch
  • Apex Legends
  • Valheim
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Fortnite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Borderlands 3
  • Grand Theft Auto V

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7742 or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD EPYC 7742

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 774287%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 6% 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 774292%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: NBA 2K20, Forza Horizon 4, Metro Exodus, Hitman 3, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Half-Life: Alyx, Battlefield V, Control, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, DOTA 2A, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), League of Legends (LOL).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0163.1
Valorant144.4185.4
Cyberpunk 207780.8103.8
Apex Legends135.7174.3
Call of Duty Warzone108.3139.0
Overwatch116.9150.2
Red Dead Redemption 299.6127.9
DOOM Eternal72.292.7
Warzone112.6144.6
Assassin's Creed121.3155.7
Valheim119.8153.9
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 computers participating in the comparisons not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. Therefore, 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 774216%
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 7742 as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 225W. 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 editing or video rendering, streaming, programming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will find out 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. Since there are still many programs that use only one core to work, 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 7742
Cinbench 15 Single-core489202
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51508334
Cinbench 20 Single-core816398
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145020644
Cinbench 23 Single-core2896933
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295045938

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core75462352
Multi-Core5633267386

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core36411091
Multi-Core2526248624

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 you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. The economy 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 7742
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021April 01, 2019
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder Lake-SRome
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation122
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz3.4 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2.25 MHz
Cores1664
Threads32128
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm
Transistors count12600 millions86000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W225 W
Memory typeDDR5-6400DDR4
Max. Memory256 Gb
Memory Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache30 MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000053
100-100000053WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 42% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 48 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 7742 is better: 20
   Although it should be realized that all the number that you have looked at here do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Better to watch the testing video and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD EPYC 7742 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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•  Cinebench r15 score
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