We have tested the out Ryzen 5965WX vs i9 12900K to see which processor performs the best for next-gen Gaming.
For both Gaming and Content Creation, Intel and AMD both have their very own flagship processors for PC ready in their arsenal. Their CPU models hold unlocked features with no Frequency capping. The flagship model from Intel is Core i9 12900K, while the flagship from AMD is Ryzen Pro 5965WX. Both CPU delivers an extreme level of performance to fulfil every gamer and content creator’s demand with no compromise. But obviously, you need the best hardware combination of your motherboard, GPU, RAM, etc., to let the CPU deliver its ultimate performance.
So, in this case, both variants of CPU are incredibly pricey. It doesn’t come even within the range of budget-oriented gamers, and we had to clear this confusion, so we tested the Ryzen Pro 5965WX vs Core i9 12900K to see which is the best for Gaming. The outcome of this test will guide you to decide which top variant CPU will be good for you before you spend a considerable amount of money on them.
So without further delay, let’s check out the Ryzen Pro 5965WX vs Core i9 12900K CPU battle to see which CPU will be best for your highest-end gaming experience.
Ryzen Pro 5965WX vs Core i9 12900K – CPU Architecture
Here is the full details of the AMD Ryzen Pro 5965WX and INTEL Core i9 12900K CPU electronics architecture.
|CPU NAME vs CPU Architecture||AMD Ryzen Pro 5965WX||INTEL Core i9 12900K|
|Socket||AMD Socket WRX8||INTEL Socket 1700|
|Base Frequency||3.8 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|Turbo Frequency||4.5 GHz||5.2 GHz|
|Integrated Graphics||N/A||Intel UHD 770|
|DDR4 Support||3200 MHz Max||3200 MHz Max|
|DDR5 Support||N/A||4800 MHz Max|
|Cache L1||64K per core||80K per core|
|Cache L2||512K per core||1.25MB per core|
|PCIe Express||Gen 4||Gen 5|
Threadripper vs Core i9 – Test Setup
Here are the full details of the system that we used for our Ryzen Pro 5965WX vs Core i9 12900K CPU battle experiment.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen Pro 5965WX|
Core i9 12900K
|Motherboard||ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE for AMD Platform|
Gigabyte Aorus Master Z690 for Intel Platform
|Memory||Corsair Vengence 32GB DDR4 3600 MHz for AMD Platform|
Kingston Fury Beast 32GB DDR5 5200MHz for INTEL Platform
|Graphics Processing Unit||Zotac Nvidia GeForce RTX Trinity OC 3090 24GB|
|Storage Unit||2 X Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 1TB Model No 2280|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master ML360 Liquid ILLUSION RGB|
|Power Supply Unit||Cooler Master MWE 1600 V2 Full Modular Gold|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 64bit|
Ryzen Pro 5965WX vs Core i9 12900K – Gaming Benchmark
Here are the test results for the Ryzen Pro 5965WX vs Core i9 12900K model. All the latest-gen games have been tested at 1080p FHD Native resolution on ultra-high settings.
|Game name||Intel Core i9 12900K||AMD Ryzen Pro 5965WX|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||209 fps avg||204 fps avg|
|Marvel’s SpiderMan Remastered||200 fps avg||141 fps avg|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||100 fps avg||103 fps avg|
|Counter Strike Global Offensive||738 fps avg||643 fps avg|
|Forza Horizon 5||248 fps avg||219 fps avg|
|PUBG||226 fps avg||224 fps avg|
|Hitman 3||212 fps avg||178 fps avg|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||154 fps avg||144 fps avg|
|Days Gone||220 fps avg||200 fps avg|
|Cyberpunk 2077||171 fps avg||155 fps avg|
AMD 5965WX vs Intel 12900K Final Verdict
So as you can see from the test results themselves, the performance is more inclined towards the 12th Gen Intel Processor. Except for Microsoft Flight Simulator, all the other games we have tested benefit in favour of Intel. This is high because of Intel’s single-thread performance, which is much better in Gaming.
Always remember that Games work well when the single core performance is better. Although it would be wrong to say that AMD is not good at Gaming because the performance results we are seeing are much higher than the FPS that we would require or is visible to the naked eye. Even if you go with the Threadripper Ryzen Pro 5965WX, you won’t be making a wrong choice because these processors are meant for multitasking, and even Intel cannot beat AMD when it comes to multitasking.
The Ryzen Threadripper is a great processor for content creation like video editing, high-end music production and other applications which require extensive resources to run correctly. To keep it simple enough, if you are a gamer looking to improve your Gaming Experience, you can go with the Intel Core i9 12900K. Or, if you are a content creator and play games casually, you can very well get away with buying the AMD Threadripper 5965WX.
So this is all about AMD Ryzen Pro 5965WX vs Intel Core i9-12900K Gaming Performance. Don’t hesitate to comment below if you think we have left out something.
That’s all, folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.