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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900

Processor comparisons   28-09-2022
   Perhaps you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900 tests and see which is better for games or simple use for rendering, machine learning, streaming, video editing, programming. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or several benchmarks. A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like Handbrake, SuperPi, VeraCrypt, Furmark, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, MATLAB, AIDA64, Prime95, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, WPrime, RealBench, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 7zip, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark, 3DMark, Gears 5, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Valheim
  • Borderlands 3
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Halo Infinite
  • Fallout 76
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Last Man Standing
  • Death Stranding
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valorant

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 3900 or Intel Core i9-12900K.


 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD Ryzen 9 3900

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900K76% Ryzen 9 390064%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 15% better than Ryzen 9 3900. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900K72% Ryzen 9 390061%
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 other games in which processors were compared: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, DOTA 2A, League of Legends (LOL), Ghostrunner, Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Metro Exodus, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0108.7
Valorant144.4123.5
Cyberpunk 207780.869.1
Apex Legends135.7116.1
Call of Duty Warzone108.392.6
Overwatch116.9100.0
Red Dead Redemption 299.685.2
DOOM Eternal72.261.7
Warzone112.696.3
Assassin's Creed121.3103.7
Valheim119.8102.5
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% Ryzen 9 390067%
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 Ryzen 9 3900 since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 65W. Power consumption is especially 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

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video editing or video rendering, programming, 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 cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. 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. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Cinbench 15 Single-core489196
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51502922
Cinbench 20 Single-core816485
Cinbench 20 Multi-core114506789
Cinbench 23 Single-core28961149
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295016943

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Single-Core75462627
Multi-Core5633230807

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Single-Core36411324
Multi-Core2526213362

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 newer the processor, the longer it will last you. 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 still be able to produce 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 Ryzen 9 3900
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021September 30, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700AM4
Core nameAlder LakeMatisse
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation122
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz4.2 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.1 MHz
Cores1612
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions7800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W65 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB768KB
L2 cache14 MB6MB
L3 cache30 MB64MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000072
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 20% better than Ryzen 9 3900 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900K has 4 more core than Ryzen 9 3900. 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: 31
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 3900 is better: 4
   However, it should be realized that all the figures in the article above do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD Ryzen 9 3900 before deciding which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i9-12900K - all data

•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
•  Cinebench r15 score
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - all data

• Fortnite gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
• Roblox gaming benchmark
• Valorant gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
• Apex Legends gaming benchmark
• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark


Intel Core i9-12900K Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7643
• 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
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i5-11600
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i5-12600H
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600


AMD Ryzen 9 3900 Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800H
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900U
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Core i9-9900K
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
• Vs Core i7-10700
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Core i7-10700F
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Core i9-7940X
• Vs Core i9-7960X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
• Vs Core i9-10920X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
• Vs Core i9-9920X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900HX
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs EPYC 7F32
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11950H
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700TE
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i7-12700HE
• Vs Core i5-12600HE
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HX
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700H
• Vs Core i9-13700HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
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