The Intel core i9-13900K and Ryzen 9 7950x are the latest and the loftiest processor models of Intel and AMD, respectively. Both the CPUs have been highly specced. They are the most fancied processor of the time. But the one among the two is always better than the other. And in today’s guide, we are going to get the winner of  Intel core i9-13900k Vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.

The core i9-13000K is a processor of Intel’s 13th generation, having a hybrid architecture. The Ryzen 9 7950x is based on the latest Zen-4 architecture of AMD. The price of Intel’s core i9-13900K is less than that of Ryzen 9 7950x of AMD. But what about the performance and the other specifications of both CPUs? In this article, you will see all these differences between the two. 

We will start this article with the specs of core i9-13900k and Ryzen 9 7950X. Then you will see there the technological and other differences between both CPUs. After that, we will proceed to game benchmarks. So, let us start with the specifications of the Intel core i9-13900K.


Key Takeaways

  • The core i9-13900k provides 24 cores, and Ryzen 9 7950x 16 has physical cores. A greater number of cores helps in delivering better performance.
  • The turbo clock of the Intel core i9-13900k is up to 5.8 GHz i.e., greater than the 5.7 GHz max clock of the Ryzen 9 7950x.
  • The Ryzen 9 7950x only supports DDR5 memory while the Intel core i9-13900K supports DDR4 and DDR5it better for users with a lower budget to set up their PCs.
  • The gaming performance of the Intel core i9-13900K was better than the R9 7950x in almost all the games. Thus, core i9-13900K would be a better option for gamers.

Intel Core i9-13900k

The Intel Core i9-13900k has the following specifications:

CPU Specs

  • Socket Type: LGA 1700
  • Architecture: The Raptor Lake (Also the codename: Intel Raptor Lake)
  • Supports 64-Bit: Yes
  • No. of Performance cores: 8
  • No. of Efficiency cores: 16
  • TotalCPU Cores: 24 (8 P-cores + 16 E-Cores)
  • Number of Threads: 32
  • Performance-core Base Frequency: 3.00 GHz
  • Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency: 5.40 GHz
  • Efficient-core Base Frequency: 2.20 GHz
  • Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency: 4.30 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency: 5.80 GHz
  • Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency: 5.80 GHz
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency: 5.70 GHz
  • L3 cache: 36 MB Intel® Smart Cache
  • L2 cache: 32 MB
  • Single Thread Rating: 4833
  • Processor base power: 125 watts
  • Processor turbo power: 253 watts
  • Bus Speed: 100 MHz
  • Maximum operating temperature: 100 °C
  • Support USB Type C: Yes
  • Release Date: Q4 2022
  • Price: $589-$599

Graphics

  • Integrated Graphics (Intel® UHD Graphics 770)
  • GPU Ground frequency: 300 MHz
  • GPU turbo frequency: 1650 MHz
  • GPU execution units: 32
  • Graphics Output: eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1

Memory

  • Memory Type: DDR-5 | DDR-4
  • Max No. of Memory: 2
  • Max memory speed:
    • DDR5 up to 5600 MT/s
    • DDR4 up to 3200 MT/s

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

Following are the specs of AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.

CPU Specs

  • Socket Type: AM5
  • SSE Version: 4.2
  • Architecture: Zen 4 (Code name: Raphael)
  • Supports 64 Bit: Yes
  • Release Date: 27 September 2022
  • Number of Physical Cores: 16
  • CPU cores technology: TSMC 5nm FinFET
  • CPU I/O die technology:  TSMC 6nm FinFET
  • Number of dies: 3
  • Number of Threads: 32
  • CPU Boost Technology: Precision Boost 2
  • Base Clock Frequency: 4.5 GHz
  • Boost Frequency: 5.7 GHz max
  • Instruction Set: x86-64
  • Clock Multiplier: 45x
  • Single Thread Rating: 4344
  • Thermal Power Rating: 170 watts (Cost per Anum: around about $31)
  • Bus Speed: 100 MHz
  • Semiconductor size: 5 nm
  • L1 Cache size: 1 MB
  • L2 Cache size: 16 MB
  • L3 Cache: 64 MB
  • Thermal Solution (PIB): Not included
  • Maximum operating temperature: 95°C
  • Support USB Type C: Yes
  • Price: $699

Graphics

  • Integrated Graphics (AMD Radeon 2)
  • GPU Ground frequency: 400 MHz
  • GPU turbo frequency: 2200 MHz
  • GPU execution units: 2
  • Shading units in GPU: 128
  • Total Graphics Power: 15 watts

Memory

  • Memory Type: DDR-5
  • System Memory Subtype: UDIMM
  • Memory Size: 128GB
  • Max memory speed:
    • 1x1R 5200 MT/s
    • 1x2R 5200 MT/s
    • 2x1R 3600 MT/s
    • 2x2R 3600 MT/s

Table Comparison

FeatureIntel Core i9-13900KAMD Ryzen 9 7950xComments
Cores & Threads24 C, 32 T16 C, 32 TWe know the importance of the number of cores in speed and performance of a CPU. The cores of the Intel CPU are divided into performance and efficiency cores (P-cores & E-cores). Thus, improving performance and efficiency. While Ryzen CPU has no such division. That is why the processing capability of the Intel i9-13900K is more than the Ryzen CPU.
CPU base and boost clockBase clock: 3.0 GHz
Turbo clock: Up to 5.8 GHz
Base clock: 4.5 GHz
Turbo clock: Up to 5.7 GHz
Clock speed tells about the per second. The base clock of Ryzen 9 7950x is higher than the core i9-1300K indicating that its speed is greater than Intel in basic operations. While the boost clock of the Intel CPU has a greater limit. That means Intel CPU can operate at a faster speed in highly demanding operations.
Memory TypeDDR5 and DDR4DDR5The Ryzen 9 7950x only sustains the DDR5 memory. That is a negative point of AMD. While the processor of Intel supports both DDR4 and DDR5 memory. This makes the user a choice of memory selection because DDR5 is more expensive. Thus users can opt for DDR4 to set up the system in their budget and this option is not available in the case of the Ryzen 9 7950x.
ArchitectureRaptor LakeZen 4The Raptor lake is the latest architecture of Intel and Zen 4 is the the latest architecture of AMD.
Socket TypeLGA 1700AM5(LGA 1718)This socket type of Intel was launched in Q4 2021 and it contains 1700 extending pins for connections with the pads on the processor. While AM4 the newly launched socket of AMD has 1718 extending pins for connections with the pads on the processor.
Caches size36 MB64 MBThe caches size of Ryzen is greater than that of Intel. The greater cache size helps in advancing the performance and more rapid recoupment of information.
Power125-253 W170 WThe Ryzen’s CPU has the highest power of 170 watts far less than the 253 watts that are the turbo power of the Intel i9 CPU. The greater power of Itel indicates that it can operate faster and give a faster performance. On the other, if we talk about the electricity bill, Ryzen CPU consumes electricity of around $31 cost. And this cost would be greater in the case of the Intel CPU operating at turbo power.
Temperature100 °C95 °CThe maximum operating temperature of the Intel CPU is more than that of Ryzen 7950x. Thus, Intel CPU is better than Ryzen for high temperatures (Highly demanding operations that raise the temperature of a CPU).
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 770AMD Radeon 2The core i9-13900K has its own integrated graphics of Intel and R0 7950x also has its own integrated graphics of AMD.
GPU ClockBase: 300 MHz
Turbo: 1650 MHz
Base: 400 MHz
Turbo: 2200 MHz
Both the base and turbo clocks of AMD GPU are higher than those of Intel’s GPU. This is because AMD Ryzen is basically designed for gaming.
Price$589-599$699The price of the Ryzen 9 7950x is higher than the price of the Intel core i9-13900K. Thus, Intel CPU is more affordable.

These were the differences in the specifications of the two processors. Now we will go for gaming benchmarks to check the performance of both processors.

Gaming Benchmarks

The gaming benchmarks of CPUs are the best way to compare the performance of one processor with another. We are going to divide this into a total of three series. The gaming rig will be different in each series. 

First Series of Benchmarks – 1440p

9 games were tested in the first series at a high resolution of 1440p. These nine games include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Cyberpunk 2077, Diablo® II: Resurrected, Fortnite, God Of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, Red Dead Redemption 2, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We stacked these benchmarks from Digital Testings.

Test PC Specs

The system used to obtain the benchmarks of games of the first series had the following specifications:

  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 4090
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z 690
  • SSD: Samsung EVO 970 500 GB 
  • Cooler: AIO – Arctic Freezer 420mm
  • RAM: Gskill Z Roayl DDR 5 – 6000 Mhz
  • PSU: Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000W

Now, let’s continue to the benchmarks.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

This game provides a top-notch graphics experience. The enkindling has been done effectively. It is a GPU-extensive, highly demanding game.

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FPS and temperature of both CPUs in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The instantaneous FPS given by core i9-13900K is 800, while R9 7959x is providing 688. And if we see the average FPS, Intel core i9-13900K is making a spectacular lead of 67. And the reverse is the case of ping (Frame time). A gamer needs a smaller frame time and a larger FPS. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is the winner in terms of frame rate. 

If we talk about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 58 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 53 °C. The lower temperature is better for CPU health, which in this case is R9 7950x.  

Cyberpunk 2077

The Action-adventure game Cyberpunk 2077 was created in 2012. This game features a world where ultra-modern technology is implanted within people’s bodies. Its requirement for GPU and CPU are very high.

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FPS and temperature of both CPUs in Cyberpunk 2077

The momentary FPS given by Intel core i9-13900K is 145 when R9 7959x is delivering 120. Talking the average FPS, Intel core i9-13900K is again having a lead of 14. The frame time of Inte core i9 is only 6.3 seconds at such a high resolution of 1440p, while the frame time of R9 7950x is 10.1 seconds. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is the winner in terms of the frame time. 

Suppose we talk about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 64 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 60 °C. The temperature of both the CPUs is higher in this game than in the previous game, indicating Cyberpunk 2077 to be more demanding. The lower temperature of R9 7950x is better for CPU health, but it should have been raised like Intel to give better performance.   

Diablo II Resurrected

It is an amazing game with enhanced graphics and visuals. The humans and critters in the game are realistically portrayed and have a rich, detailed world. So it requires a greater performance by the GPU and CPU of your system.

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FPS and temperature of both CPUs in Diablo® II: Resurrected

In Intel Core i9-13900k Vs AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, the instantaneous FPS given by Intel core i9-13900K is 210 while R9 7959x is providing only 185. If we see the average FPS, Intel core i9-13900K is again having a lead of 19 FPS. 

The frame time of Intel core i9 is only 4.6 seconds at such a high resolution, while the frame time of R9 7950x is 5.2 seconds. The lag of R9 7950x, which is 0.6 ms in frame time, is very big for serious gamers. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is the winner in terms of the frame time. 

If we talk about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 57 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 55 °C. The lower temperature of R9 7950x is better for CPU health, but it should have been raised like Intel to increase the FPS and decrease the frame time.

Fortnite

Fortnite is an admired game having high-quality engravings. This game constructs a heavy load on the CPU and GPU. So, a high-performance CPU and GPU are required for this game.

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FPS and temperature of both CPUs in Fortnite

During the gameplay of Fortnite, the instantaneous FPS given by Intel core i9-13900K is 228, while R9 7959x is providing only 201 frames per second. If we see the average FPS, Intel core i9-13900K is again having a huge lead of 28 FPS. Such an enormous speed speaks of its stunning performance. 

The ping (frame time) of Intel core i9-13900K is only 3.9 seconds (that is very good) at such a high resolution, while the frame time of R9 7950x is 5.0 seconds. The R9 7950x is taking 1.1ms more time per frame than the Intel core i9. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is the winner in terms of the frame time. 

Talking about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 53 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 59 °C. The lower temperature of the Intel core is better for CPU health. Instead of higher temperature, R9 7950x has failed to beat Intel core i9 in the FPS battle and provide lower frame time.

God Of War

The God of War has utterly brilliant graphics. It is one of the most stunning video games ever created. It has a high demand for special GPU and CPU.

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FPS and temperature of both CPUs in God Of War

At some instant during the play of God of War, the FPS delivered by Intel core i9-13900K is 136 while R9 7959x is providing only 116 frames per second. Talking about the average FPS, the Intel core i9-13900K is again having a stunning lead of 18 FPS.

The ping (frame time) of Intel core i9-13900K is only 7.3 seconds, while the frame time of R9 7950x is 8.8 seconds. The R9 7950x is taking 1.5ms more time per frame than the Intel core i9. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is the winner in terms of the frame time. 

Talking about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 58 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 55 °C. The R9 7950x could have operated better to deliver more performance, but it did not.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man is among the most well-known superhero franchises ever. Its graphics are captivating. It is a GPU-extensive game. So your GPU and CPU must be powerful for this game.

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FPS and temperature of both CPUs in Marvel’s Spider-Man

During the gameplay of Spiderman, the FPS delivered by Intel core i9-13900K is only 111, while R9 7959x is providing only 120 frames per second. The greater instantaneous FPS of R9 7950x tells about the better performance of 7950x at that instant.

But if we see the average FPS, the Intel core i9-13900K is delivering 127 frames per second on average, and the R9 7950x is delivering 122 FPS. Although, the difference is only 5 FPS. But still, the 13900K has an average lead in FPS. 

The ping (frame time) of Intel core i9-13900K is only 7.7 seconds, while the frame time of R9 7950x is 8.7 seconds. The R9 7950x is taking 1.0ms more time per frame than the Intel core i9. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is again the winner in terms of the frame time. 

Talking about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 58 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 56 °C. The R9 7950x could have operated better to deliver more performance, but it did not. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

As the name of the game indicates, this game is a creation of Microsoft. The 2020 edition is the most lifelike and compelling flight simulator. It is a GPU-extensive game.

Core i9-13900k Vs. Ryzen 7950X
FPS and temperature of both CPUs in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

In Intel Core i9-13900k Vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, the instantaneous FPS during gameplay of MSFS 2020 given by core i9-13900K is 125 while R9 7959x is delivering 110 frames per second only. And if we see the average FPS, Intel core i9-13900K is making a spectacular lead of 11 (from 111 to 122 FPS). Higher frames per second are always better. So, Intel core is again winning. 

The reverse is the case of ping (Frame time). A gamer needs a smaller frame time and a larger FPS. Ryzen 9 7950x is taking 8.9 Milliseconds to complete one frame, while the Intel core is completing one frame in only 8.0 seconds. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is again the winner in terms of the frame time.

If we talk about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 58 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 57 °C. The temperature difference is only 1 °C. The Ryzen 9 7950x could have performed better, but it did not. 

Red Dead Redemption 2

The focus of this game is immersion. Its visuals are stunning. This game has so much reality that the place in the game looks just real. It requires very much power from GPU and CPU.

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FPS and temperature of both CPUs in Red Dead Redemption 2

The momentary FPS given by Intel core i9-13900K is 126 when R9 7959x is delivering 123 frames per second. It’s an instantaneous lead of 3 FPS by Intel core. 

Considering the average during gameplay, the Intel core i9-13900K is having a lead of 10 FPS. The frame time of Inte core i9 is only 6.0 seconds at such a high resolution of 1440p, while the frame time of R9 7950x is 8.0 seconds. It is a very slow relative performance of the Ryzen 9 7950x compared to the Intel core. 

The Ryzen 9 7950X is talking 2 Milliseconds more to complete a single frame. It should not be taking that much time. Thus, Intel core i9-13900K is the winner in terms of the frame time. 

When we see the temperature of the two CPUs, the Intel core i9 is operating at a  temperature of 53 °C when the temperature of 7950x is 58 °C. The lower temperature of core i9-13900K is better for CPU health. The Ryzen 9 7950x is still unable to lead the Intel core in better performance even if it is operating at a higher temperature.   

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an incredible game having stunning illustrations. In this game, the characters are all extraordinarily well-rendered and convincing, and the world is incredibly realistic and credible. A lot of GPU and CPU power is needed for this game.

Core i9-13900k Vs. Ryzen 7950X
FPS and temperature of both CPUs in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

At some instant, while playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we noted the FPS delivered by Intel core i9-13900K is 158 while R9 7959x is providing only 138 FPS. This is an instantaneous lead of 20 FPS by Intel core i9.

If we look at the average FPS, the Intel core i9-13900K is delivering an aver frame per second rate of 163, while R9 7950x is delivering 148 frames per second on average. Even if the average FPS of AMD Ryzen 9 7950x is more than its instantaneous FPS. But still, the Intel core i9-13900K has a stunning average lead of 15 FPS.

The ping (frame time) of Intel core i9-13900K is only 6.4 seconds, while the frame time of R9 7950x is 5.7 seconds. The R9 7950x is taking 0.7 ms less time per frame than the Intel core i9. Thus, Ryzen 9 7950x is providing a better ping in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt than the Intel core. 

Talking about the temperature of the two CPUs while gameplay, the temperature of core i9 is 56 °C while the temperature of 7950x is 62 °C. There is a temperature difference of 6 °C, and it is Ryzen 9 7950x, whose temperature is higher in this case.

Second Series of Benchmarks – 1440p

In the second series of tests, the benchmarks were sketched only for two games at a resolution of 1440p. These two games are Horizon Zero Dawn and Watch Dogs Legion. The benchmarks for these games were compiled from Mike Benchmarks.

Test PC Specs

The system used to obtain the benchmarks of games of the second series had the following specifications:

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 
  • RAM: 2x16GB DDR4 3600MHz | DDR5 6200MHz 
  • SSD: Samsung 980 EVO Plus SSD 1TB 

Now, let’s continue to benchmarks.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is a game that presents extraordinary visuals. Everything in the game, from the lush environments to the intricate robotic opponents, is beautifully made and looks impressive. A dynamic GPU is required for this game.

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FPS, load, and temperature of both CPUs in Horizon Zero Dawn

In Intel Core i9-13900k Vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X comparison. When we talk about the FPS in Horizon Zero Dawn, the instantaneous FPS delivered by the Intel core i9-13900K is 141 while the R9 7959x is providing 140 FPS. It is only a lead of 1 FPS by Intel core i9-13900k at this instant.

But if we see the average FPS, both the Intel core i9-13900K and the Ryzen 9 9 7950x are providing the same number of frames per second. The same average indicates that both the CPUs are providing the same FPS on average during the gameplay. Thus the FPS comparison was very tough in Horizon Zero Dawn.

If we see the temperature of the GPU, the temperature of Nividia GeForce RTX 3080 is 67 °C and has a load of 97 % in the case of the Intel core i9-13900k. But the Ryzen 9 7950X has a 75 °C temperature of Nividia GeForce RTX 3080, and the GPU load is 99%. These things indicate that the Ryzen 9 7950x is extracting more power from GPU.

When we see the load on the CPU, the temperature and load of the Intel core i9-13900k are 70 °C and 47%, respectively. But for Ryzen 9 7950x, the temperature is 65 °C, and the load is 34%. These parameters indicate that the Intel core i9-13900K is extracting more power and performance from the CPU than the Ryzen 9 7950x.

Watch Dogs Legion

The concern of this game is to break into corrupt systems and bring them down from the core. Watch Dogs Legion requires a very powerful GPU and CPU.

Core i9-13900k Vs. Ryzen 7950X
FPS, load, and temperature of both CPUs in Watch Dogs Legion

When we compare the performance of the two processors in Horizon Zero Dawn. The instantaneous FPS delivered by the Intel core i9-13900K is 108, while the R9 7959x is providing 106 FPS. At this instant, It’s only a lead of 2 frames per second by Intel core i9-13900k.

When we see the average FPS, the Intel core i9-13900K is delivering 109 frames per second, and the Ryzen 9 9 7950x is providing 104. The maximum FPS delivered by Intel core i9-13900k is up to 150, while Ryzen 9 7950X has reached a max limit of 147 FPS. Thus, Intel core i9-13900k is winning the battle of FPS in Watch Dogs Legion.

Talking about the temperature and load of the GPU, the temperature is 69 °C, and the load is 70 % for the Intel core i9-13900k. But the Ryzen 9 7950X has a 64 °C temperature of Nividia GeForce RTX 3080, and the GPU load is 79%. 

The load on GPU is different only by 1%, but the temperature of the GPU is 5 °C greater in PC with Intel core i9-13900K. This indicates that the Intel core i9-13900k is extracting more power from GPU.

Regarding the load and temperature of the CPU, core i9-13900K has an average temperature of 60 °C and a load of 31% during the gameplay of Horizon Zero Dawn. But the temperature and load for R9 7950x are 52 °C and 30%, respectively. The temperature of core i9-13900K is greater in gameplay.

Third Series of Benchmarks – 4K

In the third series of gaming execution of Intel Core i9-13900k Vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, five games were benchmarked. The screen resolution in this series was Ultra High at 2160p (4k). These five games include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Forza Horizon 5, GTA V, PUBG, and Tomb Raider. We piled these benchmarks from Benmark Vn.

Test PC Specs

The system used to obtain the benchmarks of games of the third series had the following specifications:

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090
  • RAM: Corsair DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 5600MHz
  • SSD: 2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB
  • PSU: ASUS ROG THOR – 1000P2 GAMING PLATINUM – 1000W

Now, let’s continue to benchmarks.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The creators of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have done appreciable work on the game’s graphics. An extra potent GPU is required to play this game.

Core i9-13900k Vs. Ryzen 7950X
FPS, power, and temperature of both CPUs in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Here the instantaneous and average FPS delivered by core i9-13900K are 115 and 126. While the instantaneous and average FPS are 124 and 119 for Ryzen 9 7950x. The processor’s performance depends on average FPS during gameplay. Intel core i9-13900k leading by 7 in average FPS. Thus, core i9-13900K wins the FPS battle for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

The temperature of the Intel core during gameplay is 74 °C, while for the Ryzen 9 7950X it is 76 °C. So, the temperature of the Ryzen 9 7950X is more than that of the Intel core i9-13900k. 

If we talk about the power, the power delivered by core i9-13900K is 106 watts, while the Ryzen 9 7950x is delivering 114 watts of power. Thus, Ryzen is delivering more power, but the leader in performance is core i9-13900K.

Forza Horizon 5

The Forza Horizon 5 features shocking cars and offers fetching gazes on both Xbox and PC. It is a GPU-demanding game.

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FPS, power, and temperature of both CPUs in Forza Horizon 5

While playing the Forza Horizon 5, the instantaneous and average FPS delivered by core i9-13900K are 179 and 166. And the instantaneous and average number of frames per second are 171 and 171 for Ryzen 9 7950x. Thus, Intel core i9-13900k leading by 7 in average FPS, wins the FPS battle for the Forza Horizon 5.

Now let’s talk about Intel Core i9-13900k Vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in terms of temperature during gameplay of Forza Horizon 5. The temperature of the Intel core during gameplay is 74 °C, while for the Ryzen 9 7950X it is 76 °C. So, the temperature of the Ryzen 9 7950X is more than that of the Intel core i9-13900k. 

Talking about the power delivered by two processors, core i9-13900K delivers 106 watts while R9 7950x is providing 114 watts of power. Thus, Ryzen is delivering more power, but still, the leader in performance is core i9-13900K.

Grand Theft Auto V

The focus of GTA V is on criminality and brutality. The universe is filled with ominous and scary characters, and its graphics are naturalistic and stormy. The graphical design of GTA V builds an interesting and real-world for gamers. It creates a lot of load on the GPU and processor. So, your GPU must be powerful enough to play this game.

Core i9-13900k Vs. Ryzen 7950X
FPS, power, and temperature of both CPUs in GTA V

In this gameplay, the instantaneous and average FPS delivered by core i9-13900K are 200 and 194. And the instantaneous and average FPS are 196 and 190 for R9 7950x. The lead of 4 average FPS during the game makes core i9-13900K win the FPS battle for GTA V.

Now let’s look at the temperature of both CPUs during gameplay. The temperature of the Intel core i9-13900k during gameplay is 73 °C, while for the Ryzen 9 7950X it is 74 °C. The difference of only 1 °C is not much, but still, for the Ryzen 9 7950X, it is more than the temperature of the Intel core i9-13900k. 

When we see the power delivered by two processors, core i9-13900K delivers 104 watts while R9 7950x is providing 114 watts of power. Thus, Ryzen is delivering more power, but the leader in performance is core i9-13900K.

PUBG

Players will have a stimulating and apprehensive experience thanks to PUBG’s naturalistic vision and embracing vibes. In PUBG, the players forage for resources and explore its expansive, open world. It requires a dynamic GPU for a silky experience.

Core i9-13900k Vs. Ryzen 7950X
FPS, power, and temperature of both CPUs in PUBG

In PUBG, the instantaneous and average FPS delivered by Intel core i9-13900K are 200 and 197. While the instantaneous and average FPS are 196 and 193 for R9 7950x.The four frames per second lead during the game makes core i9-13900K win the FPS battle for GTA V.

Here look at the temperature of both CPUs. The temperature of the Intel core i9-13900k during gameplay is 73 °C, while for the Ryzen 9 7950X, it is 74 °C. The difference of only 1 °C is not much, but still, for the Ryzen 9 7950X, it is more than the temperature of the Intel core i9-13900k. 

When we see the power delivered by two processors, core i9-13900K delivers 104 watts while R9 7950x is providing 114 watts of power. Thus, Ryzen is delivering more power, but still, the leader in performance is core i9-13900K in PUBG.

Tomb Raider

The atmosphere and aesthetic of the Tomb Raider contribute to the sense of mystery and thrill, and the designers did fantastic work in making the world feel authentic and organic. A high-performance GPU is essential for this game.

Core i9-13900k Vs. Ryzen 7950X
FPS, power, and temperature of both CPUs in Tomb Raider

When we look at the instantaneous and average FPS delivered by both CPUs while playing Tomb Raider. The core i9-13900K delivers 159 instantaneous and 151 average, while the instantaneous and average FPS are 151 and 150 for R9 7950x. Thus, Intel core i9-13900k is leading by 6 in average FPS, winning the FPS battle for the Tomb Raider.

Now let’s talk about the temperature during gameplay. The temperature of core i9-13900K during gameplay is 75 °C, while for R9 7950x, it is 74 °C. The temperature of the Intel core i9-13900k is more than that of the Ryzen while playing Tomb Raider. 

When we talk about the power delivered by two processors, core i9-13900K is delivering 109 watts while R9 7950x is providing 115 watts of power. Thus, Ryzen is delivering more power. But the performance of Intel core i9-13900K is more than AMD Ryzen 9 7950x.

Now let us move to conclude the superior processor between Intel core i9-13900K and AMD Ryzen 9 7950x 

Which One Should You Go For?

At the start of Intel Core i9-13900k Vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, we looked at the specifications of both these processors are amazing. The core i9-13900k is providing 24 cores (as a sum of 8 performance and 16 efficiency cores) and 16 physical cores of R9 7950x. A greater number of cores helps in delivering better performance.

The turbo clock of the Intel core is up to 5.8 GHz i.e. greater than the 5.7 GHz max clock of the Ryzen 9 7950X. The greater turbo clock is better for delivering more performance in intense conditions.

The Ryzen 9 7950x only supports DDR5 memory, while core i9-13900K supports both DDR4 and DDR5. The support of both memory types makes the Intel core i9-13900K better for users with a lower budget. Thus, they can opt for DDR4 to set up their PC and stay within their budget.

The maximum operating temperature and power of core i9-13900K are more than that of R9 7950x. This is better for users working on applications or playing games with high power demands.

The gaming performance of the Intel core i9-13900K was better than the R9 7950x in almost all the games. Thus, core i9-13900K would be a better option for gamers.

The price of AMD Ryzen 9 7950x is $699 higher than the $589-599 price of Intel core i9-13900K. It is again a plus point for core i9-13900K. 

After all this comparison of Intel Core i9-13900k Vs. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, we would recommend you buy the Intel Core i9-13900k instead of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. Also, before you leave, make sure to read our article on Ryzen 9 7950x Vs Ryzen 9 7900x.

Common Questions Answered

[wsfq]Is Ryzen 9 7950x better than Intel Core i9-13900K?[/wsfq][wsfa]No, Intel core i9-13900K is better than R9 7950x. The core i9-13900K has a greater number of cores, a higher turbo clock, more TDP, and better performance than the R9 7950x. It is also cheaper than R9 7950x.[/wsfa]

[wsfq]What is the maximum operating temperature of R9 7950x and core i9-13900K?[/wsfq][wsfa]The maximum operating temperature of R9 7950x is 95 °Cand that of core i9-13900K is 100 °C.[/wsfa]

[wsfq]Which CPU is better for gaming: Core i9-13900K or  Ryzen 9 7950x?[/wsfq][wsfa]The Intel core i9-13900K is better for gaming as it delivers more frames per second in almost all games than Ryzen 9 7950x.[/wsfa]

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Abdemanaf has been a creative writer since 2011. He first dwelled in the tech world in early 2015 and has since compared many product offerings by different companies. Abdemanaf started working for Tech4Gamers in February 2022 as a blog and comparison writer.