13900k vs 7950x Gaming Performance Benchmark

Today we are testing the Gaming Performance benchmarks between 13th Gen Intel and Ryzen 7000 Series, i.e. 13900k vs 7950x.

The all-new Intel Core i9 13900K was announced in September 2022 alongside AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 Series Processors. The new Intel Core i9 13900K has an excellent overclocking facility and comes with both DDR4 and DDR5 Support. With the new Z790 motherboards, you can have RAM Speeds over 6800+ Mhz which is ideal for Content Creation and Gaming related applications while costing $110 less than the AMD Ryzen 9 7950 processor from AMD.

The performance of both of these processors is incredible, and you won’t go wrong when choosing either. These processors are great in Gaming, Content Creation, Rendering, Heavy Content Creation Tasks etc. It is good to see that Intel is gearing up for more as the AMD Ryzen 7000 series falls short in performance.

So today, we tested two flagship processors to see which performs best in gaming. We will be testing these with the help of the current Nvidia Flagship, RTX 4090. So without further delay, let’s quickly check out the performance difference between the Intel Core i9 13900K and the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.

Intel Core i9 13900k vs AMD Ryzen 9 7950X – Specifications

Here are the Core i9 13900k and the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Specifications.

Intel Core i9 13900kAMD Ryzen 9 7950X
SocketIntel 1700AMD AM5
FamilyRaptor Lake-SZen 4
Cores24 (P8-E16)16
Integrated GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 770AMD Radeon Graphics
Base Frequency3 GHz4.5 GHz
Boost Frequency5.4 GHz5.7 GHz
TDP125 W170W
Memory SupportDDR4 3200 MT/s and DDR5 5600 MT/sDDR5 Dual Channel
Motherboard SupportZ690 and Z790X670E, X670, B650E, B650
PCIe ExpressGen 5.0Gen 5.0
Price $589$699

Intel 13th Gen vs AMD 7000 SeriesTest Setup

We are using the test setup to test the all-new Intel Core i9 Raptor Lake Processors vs AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 Processors.

ProcessorIntel Core i5-13900K CPU
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU
Graphics ProcessorRTX 3090 Ti Graphics Card
MotherboardASUS Z790 Maximus Hero
Gigabyte X670 Aorus Master
MemoryCorsair Dominator Platinum 32GB RGB DDR5 6000 MHz
Power SupplyEVGA 1600W 80+ Gold Fully Modular
CPU CoolerArctic Liquid Freezer II 420 mm
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64bit

i9 13900K vs Ryzen 9 7950x CPU – Gaming Benchmark

We tested out the latest games at 1080p. We could have gone higher, but since most gamers are still stuck with 1080p resolution, we thought we would stick with FHD resolution for this article. Remember that all the games were played at the Ultra settings at 1080p.

GamesIntel Core i9 13900KAMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Uncharted245 FPS243 FPS
Hitman 3239 FPS242 FPS
Forza Horizon 5312 FPS295 FPS
The Witcher 3288 FPS259 FPS
Red Dead Redemption 2221 FPS195 FPS
Spiderman Remastered152 FPS139 FPS
Microsoft Flight Simulator128 FPS113 FPS
Cyberpunk 2077178 FPS156 FPS
God of War321 FPS298 FPS

i9 13900K vs Ryzen 9 7950x CPU Performance Verdict

From the performance difference we see in the above charts, it can be easily said that the clear winner here is the Intel Core i9 13900k. The Intel Core 13900k maintained a steady lead in all the games except for Hitman 3, where the Ryzen 9 7950X took a minimal lead in frames per second. But other than that, the Core i9 13900K takes the lead for all the games. Intel made a remarkable comeback into the gaming scene with their all-new Intel Core i5 13600K and Intel Core i7 13700K processors.

For the price, there is a difference of almost $110, and despite Intel Core i9 13900K costing around $589 beats the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 7000 Series Processor, which currently has pricing for about $699. Plus, the Intel 13th Generation chips feature DDR4 support as well for people who are tightly on budget.

The processor supports both DDR4 and DDR54 memory, but AMD supports only DDR5, which can be a big letdown, keeping in mind the competition. Right now, Intel is much cheaper than AMD, hands down offering better performance at the same price as the 12th Gen chips.

So this was all about the Intel Core i9 13th Gen vs the Ryzen 9 7950X CPU Performance benchmarks. If you think we have missed out on anything, let us know in the comments down below.

That’s all, folks!

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