In a recent leak, detailed performance benchmarks of the highly anticipated Intel Core i9-14900K CPU have surfaced, showcasing its formidable capabilities in comparison to AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X3D. The leaked data, made available by HXL, offers a tantalizing glimpse into the potential powerhouse of the 14th Gen Intel processors.
The Core i9-14900K, part of Intel’s Raptor Lake Refresh series, was rigorously tested in a range of games at 1080P High settings. This selection was deliberate, aimed at ensuring that the CPU itself served as the primary limiting factor.
Notably, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D was chosen for comparison, though it’s worth mentioning that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D may exhibit superior performance in specific games due to its unique single CCD 3D V-Cache configuration, compared to the dual CCDs featured in the 7950X3D.
The performance figures are nothing short of impressive. Out of 25 titles, the Intel Core i9-14900K emerged as the victor in 14, showcasing its prowess in a variety of games. A comparison of full performance is provided below:
|GAME NAME||14900K VS 7950X3D|
|Total War: Warhammer 3||122%|
|Ashes of the Singularity||115%|
|Serious Sam 4||108%|
|World of Tanks Encore||108%|
|Rainbow Six Siege||107%|
|Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord||103%|
|Far Cry 6||103%|
|Company of Heroes 3||100%|
|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%|
The table illustrates performance gaps between Intel Core i9-14900K and AMD Ryzen 9-7950X3D in games at 1080p High settings. Most notably, the 14900K demonstrated substantial double-digit gains in titles such as Metro Exodus (+23%), Starfield (+23%), Total War: Warhammer (+22%), Ashes of The Singularity (+15%), and CSGO (+14%). This is a testament to the impressive capabilities of Intel’s latest offering.
However, it’s not a complete one-sided affair. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D displayed its strength in certain eSports titles, including DOTA 2 and Fortnite, where it outperformed its Intel counterpart. On average, i9-14900K outperforms by +2.56%.
What’s particularly striking is that the Intel Core i9-14900K managed to achieve parity with the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D on average, despite operating at a clock speed advantage of +200 MHz. This indicates a commendable feat on Intel’s part, especially considering that the 14900K is projected to be priced on par with the Core i9-13900K. This implies that users can potentially unlock enhanced performance without incurring an additional cost.
Ultimately, the choice between the 7950X3D and 14900K will hinge on individual requirements. For those with older 12th Gen CPUs, the 14900K could present an enticing upgrade path, given its compatibility with the existing socket. Conversely, the AM5 socket stands as a beacon of future-proofing, guaranteeing support for forthcoming generations of Ryzen CPUs.
The Intel Core i9-14900K CPU is slated for release on October 17th, promising a new level of performance for PC enthusiasts. As the launch date approaches, anticipation is high for the real-world performance figures of the 14th Gen chips.