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Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-9940X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-9940X

Processor comparisons   28-08-2021
   Let's say you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-9940X tests and see which is better for games or normal use for machine learning, rendering, streaming, programming, video editing. Here you can find all information from real video editing and streaming tests or different benchmarks. A thorough analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software like UserBenchmark, Dolphin Emulator, Geekbench 5.2, SuperPi, AIDA64, Blender, VeraCrypt, 3DMark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Handbrake, Blender, 7zip, Gears 5, Furmark, Prime95, WPrime, PassMark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), PCMark 10, RealBench, MATLAB, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Fortnite
  • Fallout 76
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valorant
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3
  • Valheim
  • Death Stranding
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Halo Infinite
  • Last Man Standing
  • Apex Legends
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-9940X or Intel Core i9-13900K.

 
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-9940X

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 i9-9940X65%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-13900K is 27% better than Core i9-9940X. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-13900K78% Core i9-9940X64%
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 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 low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: League of Legends (LOL), Hitman 3, Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Control, DOTA 2A, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Monster Hunter World, Horizon Zero Dawn, Half-Life: Alyx, Metro Exodus, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Ghostrunner, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, NBA 2K20.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite138.8113.1
Valorant157.7128.5
Cyberpunk 207788.371.9
Apex Legends148.2120.8
Call of Duty Warzone118.396.4
Overwatch127.7104.1
Red Dead Redemption 2108.888.6
DOOM Eternal78.864.2
Warzone123.0100.2
Assassin's Creed132.4107.9
Valheim130.9106.6
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 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. To be sure exactly how much performance 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 i9-9940X25%
To make a finishing choice 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 i9-9940X since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 165W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you must know its TDP. It is necessary to count 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 streaming, video rendering or video editing, programming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using 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. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to run, 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 i9-13900K Intel Core i9-9940X
Cinbench 15 Single-core636197
Cinbench 15 Multi-core66952587
Cinbench 20 Single-core1061457
Cinbench 20 Multi-core148855912
Cinbench 23 Single-core37651175
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4283520834

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-9940X
Single-Core34412589
Multi-Core7301228183

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-9940X
Single-Core47331257
Multi-Core3284116211

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 later. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby 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 i9-13900K Intel Core i9-9940X
Announcement dateJanuary 01, 2021October 01, 2018
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA2066
Core nameRaptor Lake-SSkylake
Architecturex86x86
Generation139
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz4.5 MHz
Frequency3.5 MHz3.3 MHz
Cores814
Threads1628
Bus rate16 GT/s8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm14 nm
Transistors count14200 millions8600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W165 W
Memory typeDDR5-6500DDR4-2666
Max. Memory512 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency6500
Memory bandwidth132 GB/s85 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache36 MB19.25 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 i9-13900K is 5% better than Core i9-9940X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-9940X has 6 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: 33
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-9940X is better: 4
   Although it should be realized that all the number in the text above do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i9-9940X before making a decision which of the processors to buy for gaming.
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