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Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900

Processor comparisons   28-09-2022
   For example you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision after reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900KS vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900 and decide which is better for games or normal use for machine learning, rendering, video editing, programming, streaming. Here is all information from various benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests like Geekbench 5.2, UserBenchmark, PCMark 10, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, Blender, MATLAB, Dolphin Emulator, Prime95, 7zip, Handbrake, RealBench, AIDA64, Gears 5, PassMark, 3DMark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, SuperPi, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Furmark, WPrime, VeraCrypt.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valorant
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Valheim
  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Death Stranding
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fortnite
  • Last Man Standing
  • Overwatch

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 3900 or Intel Core i9-12900KS.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 3900

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% Ryzen 9 390064%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KS is 24% better than Ryzen 9 3900. 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% Ryzen 9 390061%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run 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 summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), DOTA 2A, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Half-Life: Alyx, Horizon Zero Dawn, Control, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Forza Horizon 4, Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.2108.7
Valorant135.5123.5
Cyberpunk 207775.969.1
Apex Legends127.3116.1
Call of Duty Warzone101.692.6
Overwatch109.7100.0
Red Dead Redemption 293.585.2
DOOM Eternal67.761.7
Warzone105.796.3
Assassin's Creed113.8103.7
Valheim112.4102.5
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 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% Ryzen 9 390067%
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 Ryzen 9 3900 is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KS since it has less power consumption: 150W vs. 65W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. 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

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, streaming, programming, video rendering or video editing, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, 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 Ryzen 9 3900
Cinbench 15 Single-core669196
Cinbench 15 Multi-core69842922
Cinbench 20 Single-core1113485
Cinbench 20 Multi-core155206789
Cinbench 23 Single-core39301149
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4465216943

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Single-Core42112627
Multi-Core7656130807

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Single-Core21871324
Multi-Core2018913362

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. 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 can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. The economy are obvious! It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900KS AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Announcement dateMarch 27, 2022September 30, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700AM4
Core nameAlder LakeMatisse
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation122
Turbo Frequency5.5 MHz4.2 MHz
Frequency4 MHz3.1 MHz
Cores1612
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions7800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)150 W65 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 MB768KB
L2 cache8 MB6MB
L3 cache30 MB64MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCYesNo
Part numberExpansion Options
100-000000072
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KS is 22% better than Ryzen 9 3900 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900KS has 4 more core than Ryzen 9 3900. 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: 33
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 3900 is better: 3
   Although it should be realized that the summary data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KS and AMD Ryzen 9 3900 before making a choice which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-12900KS - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - all data

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


Intel Core i9-12900KS Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• 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 Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i9-9900KS
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Core i5-11500T
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i9-9900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Core i7-10700F
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Core i5-11400F
• Vs Core i5-11500B
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Core i5-11500
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650H
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Core i5-11600T
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HX
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650HS
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i5-11400T
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i5-11400H
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HX
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i9-10900
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i9-10900F
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i5-12600H
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Core i5-12500H
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• 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 i7-13700H
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX


AMD Ryzen 9 3900 Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800H
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900U
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Core i9-9900K
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
• Vs Core i7-10700
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Core i7-10700F
• 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 Core i9-9920X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900HX
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs EPYC 7F32
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7643
• 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 i9-11950H
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700TE
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i7-12700HE
• Vs Core i5-12600HE
• 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 5750G
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HX
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• 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 i7-13700H
• Vs Core i9-13700HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
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