The best gaming CPUs represented by both Intel and AMD are the 8-core Core i9 11 900k, and the not-so-old yet a hot commodity is the Ryzen 9 5950x, respectively. Both of these mentioned CPUs are the most powerful chips on the paper by either of the manufacturers.

This article will try to answer the age-old question: which one is better and faster: Intel or AMD? (if we build rigs around these chips with the highest specs that include Nvidia’s RTX 3090s high-performance, low-latency motherboards).

Intel and AMD: What to select? Let’s find out!

Traditionally, the motherboard’s function was to provide input/output and other features such as how many slots you should plug into or what kind of wi-fi or high-speed networking is built into the computer. But in recent years, CPUs have gotten to the point that they draw too much power and, in some cases, so much more energy than they should that the motherboard can inadvertently play a role in hoarding.

If we use top-of-the-line components on both sides, the Maximus 13 Hero for the Intel system and the Meg X570 godlike for the AMD system. The Intel fans will probably wonder if we have a 16-core Ryzen CPU against AMD’s finest. Why will we handicap ourselves with an 11th gene that is just eight cores because the 10th processor in Intel has ten cores, and that’s what we are doing; at the least, we have PCI express gen 4? If we use the G-3600 skill’s megahertz memory at a cast latency of 14, which is incredibly low latency. Moving onto a key component, storage.

Suppose you make no compromises and get the Rocket NVMe 4.0 with 2 Terabytes of capacity from Sabrent specifically made for hyper-fast gaming storage. Hyper-fast storage isn’t exclusively required for games now. Still, it may be in the future with Microsoft direct storage allowing comparable capabilities to what we have on the Playstation 5, Xbox series x, and Xbox series s, which massively improved game loading times relative to standard approaches. But this is an environment where Intel has caught up since rocket lake, as opposed to their 10th gen, does support PCI express Gen4 storage. But we must be vigilant to use the right slot with those Gen4 lanes coming directly off the CPU to avoid a system bottleneck.

Gaming Benchmarks:

Intel or AMD
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If we’re running a benchmark model on 4K 143 Hertz Display by keeping the VSync off and using the same settings on both rigs while running F1 2020, the Power Usage for Intel would be capped out at around 90 watts and 90-100 watts for AMD, which is pretty good.

For Intel, FPS would be clocked at a minimum of 137 FPS, an average of 152 FPS & a maximum of 164 FPS, and for AMD, FPS clocked at a minimum of 140 FPS, average 156 FPS & maximum 170 FPS on F1 2020.

The temperature would peak at 62 for Intel and 60-70 mark for both Intel & AMD and with a power usage of 100 watts and 60 to 80 watts for either of them, respectively.

This shows that while gaming Intel is not that much of a furnace. Intel took a bold step for the first time in many years by slashing their price a week after the reviews came. While as for the AMD 5950, unless you ordered it within three months of its launch, you won’t be able to find it in the market for even the 750$ price tag. While conducting a benchmark session on CS: GO didn’t consider the differences in core and price tag on either processor; on a 99th Percentile Scale, Intel scored a 110, and AMD scored a 123.

Even if you go with the 5900X or 5800X, you’re beating in terms of gaming performance, but it used to be the opposite before, as Intel used to have the best Gaming Performances on all their processors. That doesn’t mean you’re going to get a lousy gaming experience or performance on Intel, but if you want to go for the best of the best, then AMD is the primary option these days. Considering these stats, people usually say AMD costs twice as much as Intel and only gives 10% faster performance; that’s a bad deal. If you look at the whole system’s pricing, considering a 3000$ Graphics Card, then paying 300-400$ more for 10% higher gaming performance is not that bad of a deal.

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