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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   For example you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X tests and understand which is better for games or normal use for video editing, rendering, streaming, programming, machine learning. Here is all information from real video editing and streaming tests or various benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in special testing software like Furmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, Gears 5, MATLAB, Geekbench 5.2, PCMark 10, AIDA64, PassMark, Prime95, Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Handbrake, WPrime, VeraCrypt, 3DMark, 7zip, RealBench, SuperPi, DaVinci Resolve Studio.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Fallout 76
  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Valheim
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Overwatch
  • Last Man Standing
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Halo Infinite

   After looking at the data of parallel benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

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 5950X75%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 7% better than Ryzen 9 5950X. 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 5950X66%
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. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a little game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Monster Hunter World, NBA 2K20, Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghostrunner, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Metro Exodus, League of Legends (LOL), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Forza Horizon 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, DOTA 2A, Hitman 3, Half-Life: Alyx.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0117.2
Valorant144.4133.1
Cyberpunk 207780.874.6
Apex Legends135.7125.1
Call of Duty Warzone108.399.8
Overwatch116.9107.8
Red Dead Redemption 299.691.9
DOOM Eternal72.266.6
Warzone112.6103.8
Assassin's Creed121.3111.8
Valheim119.8110.5
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 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: 2K, FullHD or 4K. 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 compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12900K97% Ryzen 9 5950X57%
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 5950X as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 105W. Power consumption is particularly 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 machine learning, programming, video editing or video rendering, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, 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 5950X
Cinbench 15 Single-core489277
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51504569
Cinbench 20 Single-core816647
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145010428
Cinbench 23 Single-core28961639
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295028641

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Single-Core75463455
Multi-Core5633246183

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Single-Core36411814
Multi-Core2526218863

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 later. The same benefits from the presence of 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! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021November 05, 2020
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700AM4
Core nameAlder Lake-SVermeer
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation125
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz4.9 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.4 MHz
Cores1616
Threads3232
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 MB8MB
L3 cache30 MB64MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000059
100-100000059WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 12% better than Ryzen 9 5950X in terms of CPU frequency. 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 5950X is better: 5
   Although it should be understood that all the figures in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the video tests and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X before deciding which of the CPUs 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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• Core i9-13900K Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7702
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•  Cinebench r23 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
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Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
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