Intel Core i9-14900K is 2% faster on average than Ryzen 9 7950X3D in official 1080p gaming performance slide

Published: Oct 10th 2023, 09:26 GMT   Comments

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is a strong competitor for Core i9-14900K

A slide featuring Intel’s upcoming Core i9-14900K processor has been leaked ahead of launch. 

Intel Core i9-14900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D,Source: HXL

HXL has shared an Intel slide with Chinese text that is under embargo until October 16th at 21:00 (likely Chinese time). This slide confirms the announcement date for Intel’s new desktop CPU series, referred to as Raptor Lake Refresh or the 14th Gen Core series. The primary focus of this announcement is the upcoming 24-core flagship CPU, the Core i9-14900K.

The slide showcases gaming performance, comparing the Core i9-14900K with AMD’s high-end AM5 CPU, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D boasts 3D V-Cache technology, significantly enhancing its gaming performance. It is currently one of the best gaming CPUs on the market, right beside’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D with 8 Zen4 cores.

According to the information presented in the slide, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D outperforms the Core i9-14900K in at least 9 out of 25 tested games. On the other hand, the Core i9-14900K demonstrates superior performance in at least 15 of the remaining titles, with one game showing a tie between both CPUs.

Core i9-14900K vs. Ryzen 9 7950X3D

1080p High Preset Gaming Relative Performance:

  • DOTA 2: 77%
  • Fortnite: 82%
  • Cyberpunk 2077: 89%
  • League of Legends: 94%
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: 94%
  • Final Fantasy 14: 95%
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: 96%
  • Forza Horizon 5: 98%
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: 99%
  • Galaxy Breaker: 99%
  • Company of Heroes 3: 100%
  • Far Cry 6: 103%
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord: 103%
  • COD: MW2: 103%
  • GTA5: 105%
  • Hitman 3: 106%
  • Rainbow Six Siege: 107%
  • World of Tanks Encore RT: 108%
  • Serious Sam 4: 108%
  • Civilization 6: 109%
  • Counter Strike Global Offensive: 114%
  • Ashes of the Singularity: 115%
  • Total War Warhammer 3: 122%
  • Starfield: 123%
  • Metro Exodus: 123%
  • AVERAGE: 102%

Intel Core i9-14900K is therefore 2% faster on average than Ryzen 9 7950X3D and that’s based on Intel supplied benchmarks. Chances are we will see many reviews showcasing either CPU model outperforming another as the final result will heavily depend on the selection of games and settings.

What the slide did not mention is the price and that’s the key factor that may decide on 14900K success. The CPU simply cannot cost more than 7950X3D which is now available at $599 on Amazon; however, it was seen at lower prices quite frequently.

Intel 14th Gen Core “Raptor Lake Refresh”
VideoCardz.comConfiguration ↓Base ClockMax ClockPBP/MTPMSRP
Core i9-14900K(F)
24/32T (8P+16E)
3.2 GHz
6.0 GHz
Core i9-14900(F)
24/32T (8P+16E)
2.0 GHz
5.8 GHz
Core i7-14700K(F)
20/28T (8P+12E)
3.4 GHz
5.6 GHz
Core i7-14700(F)
20/28T (8P+12E)
2.1 GHz
5.4 GHz
Core i5-14600K(F)
14/20T (6P+8E)
3.5 GHz
5.3 GHz
Core i5-14600
14/20T (6P+8E)
2.7 GHz
5.2 GHz
Core i5-14500
14/20T (6P+8E)
2.6 GHz
5.0 GHz
Core i5-14400(F)
10/16T (6P+4E)
2.5 GHz
4.7 GHz
Core i3-14100(F)
4/8T (4P+0E)
3.5 GHz
4.7 GHz

Source: HXL

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