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Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   You may have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and see which is better for games or simple use for machine learning, video editing, programming, streaming, rendering. Here is useful information from different benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A careful 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 parallel examination in special test applications such as VeraCrypt, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blender, 7zip, PassMark, Furmark, Gears 5, MATLAB, WPrime, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, 3DMark, RealBench, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Blender, Prime95, UserBenchmark, AIDA64, SuperPi, Handbrake, PCMark 10.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Borderlands 3
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Death Stranding
  • Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valheim
  • Halo Infinite
  • Last Man Standing
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Fallout 76
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

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 Threadripper 3970X86%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is 5% better than Core i9-12900K. 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 Threadripper 3970X73%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. 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. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a low game result, 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: Half-Life: Alyx, League of Legends (LOL), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Battlefield V, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, NBA 2K20, DOTA 2A, Control, Forza Horizon 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3, Ghostrunner, Metro Exodus.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0130.2
Valorant144.4147.9
Cyberpunk 207780.882.8
Apex Legends135.7139.1
Call of Duty Warzone108.3110.9
Overwatch116.9119.8
Red Dead Redemption 299.6102.1
DOOM Eternal72.274.0
Warzone112.6115.4
Assassin's Creed121.3124.3
Valheim119.8122.8
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 comparing 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. 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% Ryzen Threadripper 3970X15%
To make a final 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3970X as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 280W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need 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 programming, video rendering or video editing, streaming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes 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 make sure that the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because 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 Threadripper 3970X
Cinbench 15 Single-core489209
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51507398
Cinbench 20 Single-core816509
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145017444
Cinbench 23 Single-core28961270
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295047102

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Single-Core75462686
Multi-Core5633264446

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Single-Core36411312
Multi-Core2526227290

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 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, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021November 25, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700sTRX4
Core nameAlder Lake-SCastle Peak
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz4.5 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.7 MHz
Cores1632
Threads3264
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions22600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W280 W
Memory typeDDR5-6400DDR4
Max. Memory256 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2MB
L2 cache8 MB16MB
L3 cache30 MB128MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000011
100-100000011WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 5% better than Ryzen Threadripper 3970X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Ryzen Threadripper 3970X has 16 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: 16
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is better: 22
   However, it should be understood that the summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900K and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X before deciding which of the processors to buy for gaming.
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