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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 7502 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 7502

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   If 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 7502 and understand which is better for games or normal use for video editing, rendering, streaming, programming, machine learning. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or various benchmarks. A thorough analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications like WPrime, PCMark 10, MATLAB, Furmark, Prime95, VeraCrypt, RealBench, UserBenchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, AIDA64, Handbrake, Geekbench 5.2, 7zip, 3DMark, Blender, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), PassMark, Dolphin Emulator, SuperPi, Blender, Gears 5, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Death Stranding
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fallout 76
  • Borderlands 3
  • Valorant
  • Halo Infinite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fortnite
  • Valheim
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Last Man Standing

   After reading the results of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7502 or Intel Core i9-12900KF.

 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
AMD EPYC 7502

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900KF80% EPYC 750279%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KF is 1% better than EPYC 7502. 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 750286%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that 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 little game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which CPU comparisons were performed: League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Control, Monster Hunter World, NBA 2K20, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghostrunner, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, Metro Exodus.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7151.5
Valorant136.0172.2
Cyberpunk 207776.296.4
Apex Legends127.9161.9
Call of Duty Warzone102.0129.2
Overwatch110.2139.5
Red Dead Redemption 293.9118.8
DOOM Eternal68.086.1
Warzone106.1134.3
Assassin's Creed114.3144.7
Valheim112.9142.9
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, 4K or FullHD. 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 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 750217%
To make a finishing choice 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 7502 as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 180W. 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, streaming, video rendering or video editing, programming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor turns on all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. 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 use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 7502
Cinbench 15 Single-core474160
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49966608
Cinbench 20 Single-core792391
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110714007
Cinbench 23 Single-core2809740
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196236424

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 7502
Single-Core73202094
Multi-Core5464253430

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 7502
Single-Core1967939
Multi-Core2051441117

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. 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 can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 7502
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021October 01, 2020
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeRome
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation122
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz3.4 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2.5 MHz
Cores1632
Threads2464
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions64000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W180 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache14 MB
L3 cache30 MB128MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000054
100-100000054WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KF is 35% better than EPYC 7502 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7502 has 16 more core than Core i9-12900KF. 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: 18
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7502 is better: 19
   However, it should be realized that all the data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KF and AMD EPYC 7502 before making a choice which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
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• Valorant gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• Fortnite gaming benchmark
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
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• Roblox gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
• Apex Legends gaming benchmark
• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark


Versus Battle of the Processors
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