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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 73F3 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 73F3

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   Let's say you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice after reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 73F3 and decide which is better for games or simple use for rendering, machine learning, streaming, video editing, programming. Here is useful information from several benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A careful review of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests like Prime95, DaVinci Resolve Studio, PCMark 10, VeraCrypt, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, 3DMark, 7zip, RealBench, Furmark, MATLAB, Geekbench 5.2, Blender, Blender, Handbrake, SuperPi, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), WPrime, Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, PassMark, Gears 5, AIDA64.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Borderlands 3
  • Fallout 76
  • Death Stranding
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Halo Infinite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Last Man Standing
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant
  • Valheim
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Overwatch
  • Apex Legends
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fortnite

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 73F3 or Intel Core i9-12900KF.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
AMD EPYC 73F3

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900KF75% EPYC 73F369%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KF is 8% better than EPYC 73F3. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KF68% EPYC 73F368%
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 run 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 small game result, just 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: Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, Metro Exodus, NBA 2K20, Control, Hitman 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Ghostrunner, League of Legends (LOL), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, DOTA 2A, Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7120.5
Valorant136.0137.0
Cyberpunk 207776.276.7
Apex Legends127.9128.8
Call of Duty Warzone102.0102.7
Overwatch110.2111.0
Red Dead Redemption 293.994.5
DOOM Eternal68.068.5
Warzone106.1106.8
Assassin's Creed114.3115.1
Valheim112.9113.7
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. To be sure exactly how much performance 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 i9-12900KF52% EPYC 73F315%
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 i9-12900KF is more energy efficient than the EPYC 73F3 since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 240W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is 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 editing or video rendering, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve 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 check whether the software 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 work, and all the benefit 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 i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 73F3
Cinbench 15 Single-core474125
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49965148
Cinbench 20 Single-core792234
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110710911
Cinbench 23 Single-core2809577
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196228372

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 73F3
Single-Core73201297
Multi-Core5464241617

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 73F3
Single-Core19671147
Multi-Core2051421059

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 i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 73F3
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz4 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.5 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2432
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions54000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W240 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s204.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache14 MB
L3 cache30 MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000321
100-100000321WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KF is 10% better than EPYC 73F3 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 i9-12900KF is better: 20
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 73F3 is better: 15
   Although it should be understood that all the data in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KF and AMD EPYC 73F3 before making a decision which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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