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Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-12900K gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-12900K

Processor comparisons   27-08-2021
   If there are difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-12900K and decide which is better for games or simple use for rendering, streaming, video editing, programming, 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, to make it easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like Gears 5, Dolphin Emulator, Prime95, MATLAB, Furmark, 3DMark, WPrime, VeraCrypt, Geekbench 5.2, Handbrake, PCMark 10, RealBench, AIDA64, SuperPi, Blender, Blender, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), PassMark, 7zip, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, UserBenchmark.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Overwatch
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valheim
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Last Man Standing
  • Death Stranding
  • Fallout 76
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fortnite
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Borderlands 3
  • Valorant

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900K or Intel Core i9-13900K.

 
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-12900K

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i9-13900K90% Core i9-12900K81%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-13900K is 10% better than Core i9-12900K. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-13900K78% Core i9-12900K72%
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 run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low 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: NBA 2K20, DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Half-Life: Alyx, Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Control, League of Legends (LOL), Ghostrunner, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite138.8127.0
Valorant157.7144.4
Cyberpunk 207788.380.8
Apex Legends148.2135.7
Call of Duty Warzone118.3108.3
Overwatch127.7116.9
Red Dead Redemption 2108.899.6
DOOM Eternal78.872.2
Warzone123.0112.6
Assassin's Creed132.4121.3
Valheim130.9119.8
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 amounts of RAM and different video cards. 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. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-13900K126% Core i9-12900K97%
To make a finishing resolution 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 i9-13900K is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900K as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 125W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful 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

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video editing or video rendering, programming, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. 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 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 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 i9-13900K Intel Core i9-12900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core636489
Cinbench 15 Multi-core66955150
Cinbench 20 Single-core1061816
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1488511450
Cinbench 23 Single-core37652896
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4283532950

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core34417546
Multi-Core7301256332

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core47333641
Multi-Core3284125262

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 in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-12900K
Announcement dateJanuary 01, 2021July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameRaptor Lake-SAlder Lake-S
Architecturex86x86
Generation1312
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz5.3 MHz
Frequency3.5 MHz3.9 MHz
Cores816
Threads1632
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm10 nm
Transistors count14200 millions12600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W125 W
Memory typeDDR5-6500DDR5-6400
Max. Memory512 Gb256 Gb
Memory Frequency65006400
Memory bandwidth132 GB/s108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache8 MB8 MB
L3 cache36 MB30 MB
OverclockingyesNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900K is 10% better than Core i9-13900K in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900K has 8 more core than Core i9-13900K. 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 i9-13900K is better: 26
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900K is better: 6
   Although it should be realized that the summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i9-12900K before making a selection which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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