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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   Perhaps you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900KF vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X tests and understand which is better for games or simple use for programming, video editing, streaming, rendering, machine learning. Here is useful information from various benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests such as World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark, Furmark, VeraCrypt, 7zip, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), AIDA64, SuperPi, MATLAB, PCMark 10, DaVinci Resolve Studio, WPrime, 3DMark, Gears 5, RealBench, UserBenchmark, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, Prime95, Dolphin Emulator, Blender, Handbrake.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Borderlands 3
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Fallout 76
  • Last Man Standing
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Death Stranding
  • Valorant
  • Valheim
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Fortnite

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X or Intel Core i9-12900KF.

 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

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% Ryzen Threadripper 3990X95%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is 15% 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% Ryzen Threadripper 3990X82%
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 the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think 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: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Metro Exodus, Ghostrunner, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Battlefield V, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Forza Horizon 4, NBA 2K20, League of Legends (LOL), Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3, Control, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Microsoft Flight Simulator, DOTA 2A, Half-Life: Alyx.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7146.0
Valorant136.0165.9
Cyberpunk 207776.292.9
Apex Legends127.9156.0
Call of Duty Warzone102.0124.5
Overwatch110.2134.4
Red Dead Redemption 293.9114.5
DOOM Eternal68.083.0
Warzone106.1129.4
Assassin's Creed114.3139.4
Valheim112.9137.7
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 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, FullHD or 4K. 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 compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12900KF52% Ryzen Threadripper 3990X15%
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 Ryzen Threadripper 3990X since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 280W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need 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

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video rendering or video editing, machine learning, programming, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the CPU includes all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account 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 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Cinbench 15 Single-core474200
Cinbench 15 Multi-core499610542
Cinbench 20 Single-core792495
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110724763
Cinbench 23 Single-core28091254
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196274422

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Single-Core73202528
Multi-Core5464281559

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Single-Core19671341
Multi-Core2051437544

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 later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. 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 new 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021February 07, 2020
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700sTRX4
Core nameAlder LakeCastle Peak
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz4.3 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2.9 MHz
Cores1664
Threads24128
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 MB4MB
L2 cache14 MB32MB
L3 cache30 MB256MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000163
100-100000163WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KF is 25% better than Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 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: 15
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is better: 22
   All the data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KF and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X before making a choice which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663

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


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Core i9-13900K Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• EPYC 7702 Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• EPYC 75F3 Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• EPYC 7713 Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• EPYC 7742 Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• EPYC 7543P Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Core i9-12900K Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Core i9-12900H Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
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