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Intel claims faster gaming performance can be achieved with Intel CPUs rather than AMD processors

Intel has once again released a set of ‘real-world’ performance benchmarks comparing its 10th Gen desktop CPUs against AMD’s Ryzen 3000XT lineup. The blue team claims that their CPUs offer better gaming performance than AMD, and that they offer a better price/performance ratio. These slides come via the Benchlife tech website.

Intel says their Core i7-10700K CPU is faster at Gaming and also offers a reasonable value than the AMD Ryzen 3900XT CPU. The new real world performance slides were shown during a presentation at the APAC regional conference, and Intel has given some performance metrics of the Intel Core i7-10700K CPU outperforming the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT in several AAA PC games. These are part of Intel’s internal performance testing methodology, which has been heavily criticized in the past.

In case you didn’t know Intel recently claimed 37% faster Gaming Performance with its 10th Gen Comet Lake-H CPU (when comparing it with AMD’s APU). Their testing methodology remains controversial. Back in June, Intel’s CEO Bob swan stated that the industry should stop relying on benchmarks, and they should instead focus on the ‘Benefits and Impact’ of the Technology. But despite all this, INTEL is still using its own internal benchmarks for comparison.

The following two processors were used for testing, the Intel Core i7-10700K and the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT CPU. The Core i7-10700K is an 8 core and 16 threads CPU having a base clock of 3.80 GHz, and boost clock of up to 5.10 GHz. It also comes with 20 MB of cache, and has a TDP of 125W (229W PL2 state value). The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT on the other hand is a 12 core and 24 thread CPU with a base clock of 3.80 GHz, and boost clock of up to 4.70 GHz. It sports 70 MB of cache, and has a TDP of 105W.

Intel says that their Core i7-10700K CPU is also cheaper the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT. The Core i7 comes with a starting price of roughly $387-410 USD, while the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT CPU costs between 480-$499 USD. Ironically, Intel didn’t benchmark the Ryzen 9 3900X CPU, which can offer almost similar performance as the Ryzen 9 3900XT, albeit at a slightly cheaper price (10% price difference).

Nonetheless, Intel used similar test setups featuring an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU and having 16 GB of DDR4 system memory. The memory was running at 2933 MHz speed on the INTEL platform, while the AMD platform was using 3200 MHz DIMM modules. As evident from these company slides, the performance benchmarks clearly show that the Intel Core i7-10700K CPU outperforms the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT in several AAA PC titles. These are the figures for the Intel core i7 10700K CPU which is:

  • 23% faster in Total War: Warhammer 2
  • 17% faster in League of Legends
  • 15% faster in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • 14% faster in Rocket League
  • 12% faster in War Thunder Tank Battle
  • 6% faster in Total War Three Kingdoms

Apart from these games, several other titles were compared showing the Intel CPU having a 3% lead over the AMD Ryzen 3900XT. 24 out of the 30 titles which were tested performed better on Intel’s processor. Though, in some games the Ryzen 9 3900XT CPU was ahead, like CSGO, which is one the most popular eSports/multiplayer first-person shooter title. All performance and benchmark tests were done on a 1080p screen resolution.

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