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Core i7-12700K vs Ryzen 9 3950X

Core i7-12700K vs Ryzen 9 3950X: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K

3.6 GHz | 12-core

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Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $379.99 on Amazon

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

3.5 GHz | 16-core

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

Buy for $755 on Amazon

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FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K

3.6 GHz | 12-core

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $379.99 on Amazon

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

3.5 GHz | 16-core

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

Buy for $755 on Amazon

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Key Differences

In short, we have a clear winner — Core i7-12700K outperforms the more expensive Ryzen 9 3950X on the selected game parameters, and is also a better bang for your buck! The better performing Core i7-12700K is 710 days newer than the more expensive Ryzen 9 3950X.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-12700K

  • Performs up to 15% better in VALORANT than Ryzen 9 3950X - 599 vs 520 FPS

  • Up to 50% cheaper than Ryzen 9 3950X - $379.99 vs $755.0

  • Up to 57% better value when playing VALORANT than Ryzen 9 3950X - $0.63 vs $1.45 per FPS

  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while AMD Ryzen 9 3950X doesn't have integrated graphics

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

  • Consumes up to 16% less energy than Intel Core i7-12700K - 105 vs 125 Watts

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Core i7-12700K - 32 vs 20 threads

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


FPS

599

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.63/FPS

100%

Price, $

$379.99

100%

FPS and Value Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $379.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 0 minutes ago

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Logo
Ryzen 9 3950X

Desktop • Nov 25th, 2019


FPS

520

85%

Value, $/FPS

$1.45/FPS

43%

Price, $

$755

50%

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

Buy for $755 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 1 minutes ago

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Logo
Ryzen 9 3950X

Desktop • Nov 25th, 2019

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


Single-Core

1898

100%

Multi-Core

13767

97%

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Logo
Ryzen 9 3950X

Desktop • Nov 25th, 2019


Single-Core

1296

54%

Multi-Core

14170

100%

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Intel Core i7-12700K

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Logo

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Nov 4th, 2021
Release DateNov 25th, 2019
Core i7CollectionRyzen 9
Alder LakeCodenameMatisse
Intel Socket 1700SocketAMD Socket AM4
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
12Cores
16
20Threads
32
3.6 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.5 GHz
5.0 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.7 GHz
125 WTDP
105 W
10 nmProcess Size
7 nm
36.0x
Multiplier35.0x
UHD Graphics 770
Integrated GraphicsNone
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Core i7-12700K or Ryzen 9 3950X

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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