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Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD EPYC 74F3 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD EPYC 74F3

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   For example you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD EPYC 74F3 tests and see which is better for games or normal use for video editing, programming, rendering, machine learning, streaming. Here is useful information from various benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests such as UserBenchmark, Handbrake, Gears 5, 3DMark, WPrime, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Geekbench 5.2, Blender, PCMark 10, RealBench, Prime95, Dolphin Emulator, VeraCrypt, SuperPi, MATLAB, Furmark, AIDA64, 7zip, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), PassMark, Blender.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Valheim
  • Valorant
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Halo Infinite
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Apex Legends
  • Fallout 76
  • Last Man Standing
  • Death Stranding
  • Borderlands 3
  • Fortnite
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Watch Dogs Legion

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 74F3 or Intel Core i9-12900KS.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KS
AMD EPYC 74F3

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900KS85% EPYC 74F373%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KS is 14% better than EPYC 74F3. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KS67% EPYC 74F372%
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 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, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), NBA 2K20, Metro Exodus, Half-Life: Alyx, League of Legends (LOL), Forza Horizon 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, Control, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Ghostrunner, DOTA 2A, Hitman 3, Battlefield V, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Horizon Zero Dawn.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.2127.6
Valorant135.5145.0
Cyberpunk 207775.981.2
Apex Legends127.3136.3
Call of Duty Warzone101.6108.7
Overwatch109.7117.4
Red Dead Redemption 293.5100.0
DOOM Eternal67.772.5
Warzone105.7113.1
Assassin's Creed113.8121.8
Valheim112.4120.3
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 comparisons 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. Therefore, 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 i9-12900KS48% EPYC 74F319%
To make a finishing 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 i9-12900KS is more energy efficient than the EPYC 74F3 since it has less power consumption: 150W vs. 240W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you must 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 programming, machine learning, video editing or video rendering, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the processor 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 make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that use only one core to run, and all the advantages 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 i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 74F3
Cinbench 15 Single-core669151
Cinbench 15 Multi-core69846261
Cinbench 20 Single-core1113285
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1552013271
Cinbench 23 Single-core3930701
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4465234509

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 74F3
Single-Core42111577
Multi-Core7656150620

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 74F3
Single-Core21871396
Multi-Core2018925615

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The later the processor is released, 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. If the processor can be overclocked, 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 economy are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 74F3
Announcement dateMarch 27, 2022March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.5 MHz4 MHz
Frequency4 MHz3.2 MHz
Cores1624
Threads2448
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions62000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)150 W240 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR4
Max. Memory128 Gb
Memory Frequency64003200
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s204.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache30 MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCYesNo
Part numberExpansion Options
100-000000317
100-100000317WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KS is 19% better than EPYC 74F3 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 74F3 has 8 more core than Core i9-12900KS. 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 i9-12900KS is better: 22
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 74F3 is better: 15
   All the data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Better to watch the testing video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KS and AMD EPYC 74F3 before making a decision which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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