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Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD EPYC 7543 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD EPYC 7543

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   If you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD EPYC 7543 and decide which is better for games or simple use for video editing, streaming, machine learning, rendering, programming. Here you can find all information from real streaming and video editing tests or different benchmarks. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests such as PCMark 10, MATLAB, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, WPrime, AIDA64, Handbrake, 3DMark, VeraCrypt, UserBenchmark, 7zip, RealBench, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Dolphin Emulator, Furmark, Geekbench 5.2, SuperPi, Gears 5, Prime95, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Halo Infinite
  • Apex Legends
  • Death Stranding
  • Fallout 76
  • Valorant
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Valheim
  • Fortnite
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Overwatch

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7543 or Intel Core i9-12900KS.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KS
AMD EPYC 7543

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 754375%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KS is 11% better than EPYC 7543. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KS67% EPYC 754376%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. 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. And if it seems to you 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 processors were compared: NBA 2K20, Forza Horizon 4, Metro Exodus, Hitman 3, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Half-Life: Alyx, Battlefield V, Control, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, DOTA 2A, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), League of Legends (LOL).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.2134.8
Valorant135.5153.2
Cyberpunk 207775.985.8
Apex Legends127.3144.0
Call of Duty Warzone101.6114.9
Overwatch109.7124.1
Red Dead Redemption 293.5105.7
DOOM Eternal67.776.6
Warzone105.7119.5
Assassin's Creed113.8128.7
Valheim112.4127.2
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 i9-12900KS48% EPYC 754320%
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 i9-12900KS is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7543 as it consumes less power: 150W vs. 225W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate 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 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 achieve maximum performance, the CPU includes all threads and cores that it has. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that use only one core to work, 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 i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 7543
Cinbench 15 Single-core669164
Cinbench 15 Multi-core69846747
Cinbench 20 Single-core1113307
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1552014301
Cinbench 23 Single-core3930756
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4465237190

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 7543
Single-Core42111592
Multi-Core7656154553

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 7543
Single-Core21871391
Multi-Core2018930306

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 later the processor is released, 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. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in new 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 i9-12900KS AMD EPYC 7543
Announcement dateMarch 27, 2022March 15, 2021
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700SP3
Core nameAlder LakeMilan
Architecturex86Zen 3
Generation123
Turbo Frequency5.5 MHz3.7 MHz
Frequency4 MHz2.8 MHz
Cores1632
Threads2464
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions68000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)150 W225 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
100-000000345
100-100000319WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KS is 30% better than EPYC 7543 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7543 has 16 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 7543 is better: 15
   However, it should be realized that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KS and AMD EPYC 7543 before making a decision which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
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•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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