A purported Intel presentation slide marked as under embargo until October 16 has leaked. The slide appears to show the relative gaming performance of the Intel Core i9-14900K Raptor Lake Refresh desktop processor. This particular slide, shared by HXL on Twitter/X, compares what is expected to be the new Intel flagship CPU against AMD’s mighty Ryzen 9 7950X3D, which is one of the best CPUs consumers can currently buy. As ever with leaks, take the news with a pinch of salt until independent testing can take place.
If the figures shown in the Chinese language slide are correct Intel has a winner on its hands with the Core i9-14900K, stealing away the gaming performance CPU crown from the red team. The margin is pretty slim, though, for an Intel-picked selection of 25 PC games. We added all the percentages together and divided by 25, and it turns out that Intel’s new hope is only an average 3% faster than the potent AMD 3D V-Cache enhanced chip you can get today.
Those interested in the outliers in the purported official 1080p High performance comparison chart will take note that the following games are notably better on AMD: Dota2, Fortnite, Cyberpunk 2077. On the other side of the table, Intel’s Core i9-14900K seems to have a double-digit percentage lead in: CS:GO, Ashes of the Singularity, Total War: WARHAMMER, Starfield, and Metro Exodus. Again, remember that if these results are genuine, they are cherry-picked by Intel to show its new processor in a good light.
As for the other 17 games in the list, it hardly matters whether you play them on the 14900K or 7950X3D, according to this leaked data. With single-digit percentage differences, it would probably be difficult to perceive a gaming performance difference, even if you had the two systems running next to each other. This no man’s land includes well-known titles like Red Dead Redemption, Forza Horizon 5, AC Valhalla, Far Cry 6, CoD: MW2, GTA V, and Hitman 3.
We have to assume the Intel slide is supposed to represent performance on a level playing field with both systems using the same components, as far as possible. Parts like RAM type/quota, SSD, and GPU (and software like OS and drivers) should be exactly the same for a meaningful comparison. Other things we’d like to know for comparison's sake are the 14900K’s price and power consumption figures.
We are just a week away from the official launch of the first Intel 14th Gen Core Raptor Lake Refresh processors according to current information. Leaks are coming quickly now, with several benchmarks already spilled, retail packaging revealed, and retail prices leaked in recent days.
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So Intel’s new flagship is 3% faster than AMD’s second fastest gaming chip. So if all you do is game, 7800x3d is still the fastest.Reply
Go at it dear friends. I'm ready with the popcorn :).Reply
the following games are notably better on AMD: Dota2, Fortnite, Cyberpunk 2077...So they cherry-picked games that are slower on their CPU?!
Again, remember that if these results are genuine, they are cherry-picked by Intel to show its new processor in a good light.
Do you even english, brah?!
Usually these type of graphs are at stock clocks, actual stock and not whatever heavy overclock the mobo does, so final results could be very different.The Historical Fidelity said:So Intel’s new flagship is 3% faster than AMD’s second fastest gaming chip. So if all you do is game, 7800x3d is still the fastest.
On the other hand all results we know are also overclocked so final results might be pretty much the same.
We will wait and we will see.
Turn up the clock speeds and require an even more powerful cooler to compensate for it. Innovative improvement! I'll still take an AMD CPU that isn't a space heater. Alder Lake was cool in some ways. Now, Hell Lake is getting a bit old.Reply
And without considering the power draw.The Historical Fidelity said:So Intel’s new flagship is 3% faster than AMD’s second fastest gaming chip. So if all you do is game, 7800x3d is still the fastest.
Impressive how intel can beat amd with ++++++ cpu revision new Amd take a plus revision.Reply
This is 10nm++++ node?
New gen beats current gen...just as the next AMD release will beat this. It's just normal leap-frog.Reply
It really doesn't even matter when both even last generations give very close performance.Reply
One CPU gets 200 FPS in game X the other 190 who would really care.
Your always going to have people that buy AMD and people that buy Intel.
Then the people that look at the overall cost of the platform, energy use, and upgrade ability.
The 7950X3D has higher clock speeds than the 7800X3D so in several games it is faster. Also the 7950X3D can be turned into a 7800X3D by disabling the second chiplet. Also comparing the 7800X3D to the 14900K is comparing apples to oranges. Only the 7950X3D can be compared because it is the only one that has comparable productivity performance. The 7800X3D is a one trick pony and even worse than the 7700X in productivity.The Historical Fidelity said:So Intel’s new flagship is 3% faster than AMD’s second fastest gaming chip. So if all you do is game, 7800x3d is still the fastest.
Intel is being honest here by showing a range of games including those not favouring them. They could just show the games where they are wining by over 20%. By the way that is in stark contrast to AMD that always picks the most favourable gaming benchmarks and just throw a couple of ties or minor losses just to masquerade their shenanigans. And speaking of benchmarks in general do you remember AMD demoing Cinebench? Once they lost the crown in Cinebench the benchmark disappeared from their demos and it's importance or relevance is downplayed by the fanboys.
Intel's power draw is generally lower in actual usage due to the much lower idle power draw as well as the lower light workload power draw. Also in gaming the difference in power between Intel and AMD is only 5-10% higher when you consider total system power usage from the wall.NinoPino said:And without considering the power draw.
Brute forcing charts isnt great if its takes a power station to power it and a cars turbo intercooler to cool the damn thing ..Reply
for gaming the 7800x3d is still the best , cheapest, most efficient cpu around !!
Still not sure why Intel are releasing 14th ..
I get the 14700k being as its a jump from the previous i7 but the 14900k is out right stupid when arguably the 13900k is the best over CPU right now are they not just killing their own market ..
the 14700 makes sense for a last hurrah in the LGA1700 platform but everything else is silly !!
seriously not sure there is a big market for another what 1100aud ( whatever it is in USD ) CPU in a near dead platform only to be beaten by the ZEN5 8000 series a few months later !!
A smarter intel option has always been to forget 14th start a new platform with 15th ( called the 14th ) and run it for 3 to 4 gens of cpu's !!
Its almost at this point WTF is intel thinking !!
that is what made ( despite the somewhat over hype ) 5800x3d the almost perfect placed and released cpu as a last hurrah for the AM4 platform traded blows with intels 12900k and was cheaper ..
no need to call it something different no need to release a whole range of X3d cpu 's just the 5800x3d ..
Im not sure i can call the 5600x3d as anything more than low numbered rejected 5800x3d's and a way for AMD to sell their junk basically !!