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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 7742 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 7742

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   For example you have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD EPYC 7742 and understand which is better for games or normal use for streaming, machine learning, video editing, programming, rendering. Here you can find all information from different benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A careful review of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests like VeraCrypt, RealBench, Blender, Blender, PCMark 10, WPrime, AIDA64, SuperPi, Dolphin Emulator, Geekbench 5.2, Gears 5, Prime95, Furmark, Handbrake, MATLAB, PassMark, 7zip, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 3DMark, UserBenchmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Overwatch
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Apex Legends
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Death Stranding
  • Valheim
  • Valorant
  • Fallout 76
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Fortnite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Cyberpunk 2077

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7742 or Intel Core i9-12900KF.

 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
AMD EPYC 7742

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 774281%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 7% better than Core i9-12900KF. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KF68% EPYC 774292%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And it is clear that 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 small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Metro Exodus, Control, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, DOTA 2A, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Monster Hunter World, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NBA 2K20, Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, Hitman 3, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghostrunner, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7163.1
Valorant136.0185.4
Cyberpunk 207776.2103.8
Apex Legends127.9174.3
Call of Duty Warzone102.0139.0
Overwatch110.2150.2
Red Dead Redemption 293.9127.9
DOOM Eternal68.092.7
Warzone106.1144.6
Assassin's Creed114.3155.7
Valheim112.9153.9
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: FullHD, 2K 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 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 774216%
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 i9-12900KF is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7742 since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 225W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful 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

Let's say you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, machine learning, streaming, video rendering or video editing, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the processor includes all cores and threads that it has. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program 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 run, and all the benefit 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 7742
Cinbench 15 Single-core474202
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49968334
Cinbench 20 Single-core792398
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110720644
Cinbench 23 Single-core2809933
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196245938

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core73202352
Multi-Core5464267386

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core19671091
Multi-Core2051448624

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful 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 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 even in new games. The economy are obvious! Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD EPYC 7742
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021April 01, 2019
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeRome
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation122
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz3.4 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2.25 MHz
Cores1664
Threads24128
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions86000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W225 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 MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000053
100-100000053WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KF is 42% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 48 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: 17
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7742 is better: 19
   Although it should be understood that the summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Better to watch the testing video and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KF and AMD EPYC 7742 before making a choice which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
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