Intel Releases “Real World” Benchmarks Alleging 9th Gen Core CPUs Beat Ryzen

When it comes to defending the performance of its Core processors, Intel’s favorite crutch these days is its so-called “real world” performance tests, which are supposed to demonstrate how CPUs truly perform in common computing. The company has finally backed up its words with a number of slides that reveal the results of these oft-mentioned benchmarks.

Intel’s testing suggests that its 9th gen Core CPUs are superior to AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X chip in Windows desktop application performance (Sysmark 2018: i9-9900K 7% faster, i7-9700K 3% faster), AAA PC gaming (i9-9900K 6% faster, i7-9700K 2% faster), single-core compute (i9-9900K 9% faster, i7-9700K 6% faster), and web performance (i9-9900K 3% faster, i7-9700K on par with 3900X). The only test in which AMD leads is the Cinebench benchmark.

For gaming tests specifically, AMD was shown to lead only in Assassins Creed: Odyssey and Ashes of the Singularity while the Core i7-9700K fared better than its rival across multiple titles and was on-par in the rest (+/- 3%). Intel also used a real-world fluid simulation benchmark to showcase their IMC (Memory controller) performance. In this test, the Core i7-9700K finished the simulation in 15 minutes while the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X took 17 minutes to complete.


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