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Intel Core i9-14900K Surpasses AMD 7950X3D in Game Performance

Intel Core i9-14900K Surpasses AMD 7950X3D in Game Performance

A recent leak revealed precise performance statistics of the highly anticipated Intel Core i9-14900K CPU, demonstrating its excellent performance compared to AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X3D. The HXL data dump provides an enticing peek at the potential capabilities of Intel’s 14th Gen processors.

The Core i9-14900K, part of Intel’s Raptor Lake Refresh line, was rigorously tested in games at 1080P High settings. This precise resolution and location were chosen to ensure that the CPU was the critical limiting element in performance.

It’s worth mentioning that the Ryzen 9 7950X3D was chosen for comparison, but it’s also worth noting that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D may outperform the 7950X3D in some games due to its unique single CCD 3D V-Cache arrangement, as compared to the dual CCDs found in the 7950X3D.

The results of the performance tests are excellent. The Intel Core i9-14900K won 14 of the 25 titles, demonstrating its ability across various games. Here’s a more in-depth comparison of games in 14900K VS 7950X3D:

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

It compares the performance of the Intel Core i9-14900K and the AMD Ryzen 9-7950X3D in numerous games at 1080p High settings. Notably, the 14900K outperformed in games like Metro Exodus (+23%), Starfield (+23%), Total War: Warhammer (+22%), Ashes of The Singularity (+15%), and CSGO (+14%). This demonstrates Intel’s latest offering’s impressive capabilities.

It is crucial to emphasize that the competition is not entirely one-sided. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D outperformed its Intel counterpart in eSports titles such as DOTA 2 and Fortnite. The i9-14900K surpasses the competition by +2.56% on average.

What’s particularly impressive is that, despite having a clock speed advantage of +200 MHz, the Intel Core i9-14900K attained average performance parity with the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D. This is an impressive accomplishment by Intel, especially given that the 14900K is projected to be priced similarly to the Core i9-13900K. This means that users may benefit from improved performance without incurring additional costs.

Finally, the decision between the 7950X3D and 14900K will come down to personal preferences. Given its compatibility with the existing socket, the 14900K may be an appealing upgrade path for individuals holding older 12th Gen CPUs. In contrast, the AM5 socket is a sort of future-proofing that supports future generations of Ryzen CPUs.

Shahbaz Ahmed


Shahbaz Ahmed serves as the CEO of Gammahed. He studied from Aptech and earned certification of ACCP. As an Aptech Certified Computer Professional, he's armed with a solid foundation in the intricacies of technology. With an impressive gaming journey spanning over 18 years, his passion has led him to become a writer, dedicated to guiding fellow gamers through the realm of gaming hardware. Having personally encountered and conquered numerous gaming-related problems during his early years of gaming, Shahbaz Ahmed now shares his invaluable expertise to help others navigate similar challenges.