Which performs better in games, the AMD 5800X3D or Intel i9-12900KF?

There is no doubt that the two processors of the moment for Intel and AMD are the i9-12900KF and the Ryzen 7 5800X3D respectively. The former is a higher clocked boosted version of the i9-12900K and thus the most powerful of its generation. As for the second, it implements the revolutionary V-Cache for maximum processor performance. Which of the two is the best?

If there is something that we owe to AMD today, it is the fact that with its Zen architecture in its different generations it has made Intel get its act together. What has brought us a twelfth generation of Intel Core that has caught us all by surprise. The reason? We expected a worse performance than we have been given. This has made Lisa Su’s have had to respond with their AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. A processor that integrates its cache technology vertically to increase its performance substantially.

However, it is the first processor with such technology and the unknowns about its performance were up in the air. We already saw a few days ago how the benchmarks were not very flattering, but at the same time we will tell you the reason. Now, with the 5800X3D nearing launch, the lucky few who have been lucky enough to get their hands on it already, with 8 days left until launch, have been able to put it to the test and compare it to Intel’s most powerful.

AMD 5800X3D vs Intel i9-12900KF in gaming, which one is better?

Okay, you’re thinking of buying a gaming computer and you don’t know which of the two processors to choose right now, the doubts that hang over your head right now are whether to choose between a 5800X3D or an i9-12900KF, but you still don’t know which one of the two opponents is the best. On the one hand, we have the AMD processor and its 8 Zen 3 cores at 3.4GHz with a 4.5GHz Boost and with his 96MB cache. On the other the i9-12900KF with their 16 cores, 8 performance and 8 efficiencythe first to 3.4GHz and with the ability to reach 5.5GHzseconds to 2.5GHz with a cap of 4GHz. All this under a total of 44MB cache.

Contrary to the benchmark of a few days ago where two asymmetrical systems were compared, this time they have done it with an RTX 3080 Ti Founder Ediiton and DDR4-3200 memory with a latency of 14. The result? As you can see in the images above and below, the performance of both processors is almost identical.

And it is that today the differences in performance at equal speed between Intel and AMD are rather few. And this is what the performance increase of the V-Cache over the 5800X3D shows, where as you can see, the advantage of the Intel Core 12 has been completely cut. In addition, we must bear in mind that the games are explicit in terms of the cores they use from the processor. Hence, the extra power of the E-Cores is not used.

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