On Linux 6.0, Intel Core i9 12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Published on Sep 15, 2022
There is a lot of fresh CPU re-testing at Phoronix ahead of Intel Raptor Lake and AMD Zen 4, which includes many new/updated benchmarks, the latest motherboard BIOSes, and a lot of latest CPU re-testing under Linux with the bleeding-edge software stack of the latest Linux kernel. Due to the fact that over the last year there has been a lot of work by Intel open-source engineers in regards to better tuning the Linux kernel for their hybrid architecture, here are some fresh side-by-side comparisons of the Intel Core i9 12900K versus AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.
These are the numbers that are available for those of you who are curious about how the Intel Core i9 12900K and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X perform with the very latest open-source/Linux software stack. From Ubuntu 22.04 LTS the system was upgraded to Linux 6.0 Git in order to take advantage of the very latest kernel improvements which benefit both AMD and Intel hardware. The system compiler has also been upgraded to GCC 12.0.1 that is available from the Ubuntu 22.04 archive as an alternative to the default GCC 11.
With this very latest software stack, and with these high-end current-generation processors, 415 different benchmarks covering a broad range of different areas were carried out to determine how well Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i9 12900K are competing in today’s market.
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