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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5800X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5800X

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   Let's say you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision after reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5800X and decide which is better for games or simple use for streaming, video editing, programming, rendering, machine learning. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or several benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like UserBenchmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Blender, AIDA64, SuperPi, PassMark, Prime95, Furmark, Dolphin Emulator, Handbrake, DaVinci Resolve Studio, 3DMark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, 7zip, RealBench, VeraCrypt, Geekbench 5.2, Gears 5, WPrime, MATLAB, PCMark 10.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Overwatch
  • Halo Infinite
  • Fallout 76
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Last Man Standing
  • Apex Legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Borderlands 3
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Valorant
  • Fortnite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Death Stranding
  • Valheim

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 5800X or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD Ryzen 9 5800X

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% Ryzen 9 5800X68%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 16% better than Ryzen 9 5800X. 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% Ryzen 9 5800X60%
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 play games. Because this processor costs 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 summary table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3, NBA 2K20, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, Ghostrunner, Microsoft Flight Simulator, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), League of Legends (LOL), Metro Exodus, Half-Life: Alyx.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0107.2
Valorant144.4121.8
Cyberpunk 207780.868.2
Apex Legends135.7114.5
Call of Duty Warzone108.391.3
Overwatch116.998.7
Red Dead Redemption 299.684.0
DOOM Eternal72.260.9
Warzone112.695.0
Assassin's Creed121.3102.3
Valheim119.8101.1
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 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. 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 5800X56%
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 Ryzen 9 5800X since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 105W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. 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 5800X
Cinbench 15 Single-core489228
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51503118
Cinbench 20 Single-core816539
Cinbench 20 Multi-core114507166
Cinbench 23 Single-core28961372
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295018516

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 5800X
Single-Core75462937
Multi-Core5633233368

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 5800X
Single-Core36411795
Multi-Core2526212413

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. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in new games. The savings are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 5800X
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021November 05, 2020
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700AM4
Core nameAlder Lake-SVermeer
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation124
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz4.7 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores168
Threads3216
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions9400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W105 W
Memory typeDDR5-6400DDR4
Max. Memory256 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB4MB
L3 cache30 MB32MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000063
100-100000063WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 2% better than Ryzen 9 5800X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900K has 8 more core than Ryzen 9 5800X. 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: 34
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 5800X is better: 4
   However, it should be realized that all the number in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD Ryzen 9 5800X before deciding 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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•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Core i9-13900K Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
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