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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   Let's say you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice after reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and decide 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 video editing and streaming tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in synthetic type tests like WPrime, Gears 5, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), RealBench, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, AIDA64, 3DMark, MATLAB, VeraCrypt, PassMark, Blender, Handbrake, SuperPi, Blender, Prime95, Dolphin Emulator, 7zip, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Geekbench 5.2, Furmark.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Overwatch
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fortnite
  • Valheim
  • Apex Legends
  • Valorant
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Borderlands 3
  • Halo Infinite
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fallout 76
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Death Stranding

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 3950X or Intel Core i9-12900KF.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

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% Ryzen 9 3950X68%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KF is 9% better than Ryzen 9 3950X. 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% Ryzen 9 3950X63%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And of course, 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 small game result, 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

Fortnite119.7111.8
Valorant136.0127.1
Cyberpunk 207776.271.2
Apex Legends127.9119.4
Call of Duty Warzone102.095.3
Overwatch110.2102.9
Red Dead Redemption 293.987.7
DOOM Eternal68.063.5
Warzone106.199.1
Assassin's Creed114.3106.7
Valheim112.9105.5
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 that were in the comparisons not only did they have different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. 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% Ryzen 9 3950X40%
To make a finishing choice 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 Ryzen 9 3950X since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 105W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you must know its TDP. It is necessary to count so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.

Software benchmarks

If you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for streaming, machine learning, video editing or video rendering, programming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the CPU turns on all cores and threads that it has. You will learn 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. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, 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 Ryzen 9 3950X
Cinbench 15 Single-core474217
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49963897
Cinbench 20 Single-core792531
Cinbench 20 Multi-core111079148
Cinbench 23 Single-core28091371
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196224050

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Single-Core73202718
Multi-Core5464239170

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Single-Core19671286
Multi-Core2051415407

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful 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 benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. It turns out that there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021October 01, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700AM4
Core nameAlder LakeMatisse
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz4.7 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.5 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2432
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions7800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W105 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB1MB
L2 cache14 MB8MB
L3 cache30 MB64MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000051
100-100000051WOF
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 Ryzen 9 3950X 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: 31
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is better: 5
   Although it should be understood that all the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KF and AMD Ryzen 9 3950X before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-12900KF - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - all data

•  Cinebench r23 score
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Fortnite gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark
• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• Valorant gaming benchmark
• Apex Legends gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• Roblox gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark


Intel Core i9-12900KF Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i5-11400H
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Core i5-11600T
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i5-11500
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Core i5-11400
• Vs Core i5-11400T
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Core i5-10600K
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i9-10900
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i5-11500T
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i5-11400F
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i9-10900F
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i5-10600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600


AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Core i9-9900K
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Ryzen 5 2600X
• Vs Core i7-8700K
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 2600
• Vs Ryzen 5 2600
• Vs Core i7-8700
• Vs Core i7-10750H
• Vs Core i5-10400F
• Vs Ryzen 5 1600
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800H
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900U
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Core i9-7940X
• Vs Core i9-7960X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
• Vs Core i9-10920X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i7-12700HE
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700HX
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
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