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Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-9960X gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-9960X

Processor comparisons   28-08-2021
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-9960X and decide which is better for games or normal use for programming, machine learning, rendering, video editing, streaming. Here you can find all information from real streaming and video editing tests or many benchmarks. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests such as Blender, RealBench, MATLAB, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, Furmark, WPrime, 7zip, AIDA64, VeraCrypt, Prime95, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 3DMark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Gears 5, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, SuperPi, UserBenchmark, Handbrake, PassMark, Blender, PCMark 10.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Overwatch
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fallout 76
  • Last Man Standing
  • Borderlands 3
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Death Stranding
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Halo Infinite
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • Valheim

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-9960X or Intel Core i9-13900K.

 
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-9960X

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 i9-9960X67%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-13900K is 25% better than Core i9-9960X. 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 i9-9960X65%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run 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 less popular games in which processors were compared: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghostrunner, Metro Exodus, Control, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, NBA 2K20, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Monster Hunter World, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite138.8115.9
Valorant157.7131.7
Cyberpunk 207788.373.7
Apex Legends148.2123.8
Call of Duty Warzone118.398.8
Overwatch127.7106.7
Red Dead Redemption 2108.890.9
DOOM Eternal78.865.8
Warzone123.0102.7
Assassin's Creed132.4110.6
Valheim130.9109.3
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 that were in the comparisons not only did they have different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. 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 i9-13900K126% Core i9-9960X24%
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 i9-13900K is more energy efficient than the Core i9-9960X since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 165W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to 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

Let's say you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, video rendering or video editing, programming, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports 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 i9-9960X
Cinbench 15 Single-core636200
Cinbench 15 Multi-core66952872
Cinbench 20 Single-core1061457
Cinbench 20 Multi-core148856671
Cinbench 23 Single-core37651086
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4283522943

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-9960X
Single-Core34412684
Multi-Core7301230816

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-9960X
Single-Core47331230
Multi-Core3284118032

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 in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in new games. The economy are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-9960X
Announcement dateJanuary 01, 2021January 01, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA2066
Core nameRaptor Lake-SSkylake
Architecturex86x86
Generation139
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz4.4 MHz
Frequency3.5 MHz3.1 MHz
Cores816
Threads1632
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 MB22 MB
OverclockingyesYes
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 11% better than Core i9-9960X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-9960X 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: 33
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-9960X is better: 4
   Although it should be realized that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Better to watch the testing video and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i9-9960X before making a choice which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
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