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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   If you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a choice after reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and understand which is better for games or normal use for rendering, programming, machine learning, streaming, video editing. Here is all information from real video editing and streaming tests or many benchmarks. A step-by-step 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 joint testing in software tests such as WPrime, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), MATLAB, PCMark 10, 3DMark, VeraCrypt, SuperPi, AIDA64, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Geekbench 5.2, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark, Furmark, 7zip, RealBench, Blender, Blender, Prime95, Handbrake, Gears 5, UserBenchmark, Dolphin Emulator.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valheim
  • Apex Legends
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Fortnite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Valorant
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Halo Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fallout 76
  • Death Stranding
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Overwatch

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X or Intel Core i9-12900KF.

 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

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 Threadripper 3960X75%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KF68% Ryzen Threadripper 3960X72%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. 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. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low 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: Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Ghostrunner, NBA 2K20, Half-Life: Alyx, League of Legends (LOL), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Hitman 3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, Control, Horizon Zero Dawn, DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7126.7
Valorant136.0144.0
Cyberpunk 207776.280.7
Apex Legends127.9135.4
Call of Duty Warzone102.0108.0
Overwatch110.2116.7
Red Dead Redemption 293.999.4
DOOM Eternal68.072.0
Warzone106.1112.3
Assassin's Creed114.3121.0
Valheim112.9119.5
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 participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. 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 compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12900KF52% Ryzen Threadripper 3960X15%
To make a finishing decision 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 280W. Power consumption is especially 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 Threadripper 3960X
Cinbench 15 Single-core474209
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49965933
Cinbench 20 Single-core792509
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110713552
Cinbench 23 Single-core28091270
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196234255

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Single-Core73202663
Multi-Core5464254830

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Single-Core19671306
Multi-Core2051425072

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. 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 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021November 25, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700sTRX4
Core nameAlder LakeCastle Peak
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz4.5 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1624
Threads2448
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions22600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W280 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 MB1.5MB
L2 cache14 MB12MB
L3 cache30 MB128MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000010
100-100000010WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KF is 2% better than Ryzen Threadripper 3960X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has 8 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is better: 20
   Although it should be understood that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KF and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
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•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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