Intel claims gaming superiority over AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X with their Raptor Lake i9-13900K
Raptor Lake should be a strong gaming architecture from Intel
Published: 20th October 2022 | Source: Videocardz |
Intel claims gaming dominance with their Raptor Lake CPU architecture
Images from an Intel event have showcased the company's claimed gaming leadership with their Raptor Lake CPU architecture, showcasing what appears to be 11% performance advantages in gaming workloads over AMD's Zen 4 architecture. Specifically, the example below is comparing Intel's i9-13900K to AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X, with AMD showcasing gaming performance that is between 22% better than 1% worse than AMD's new flagship CPU.
For many PC enthusiasts, gaming is a critical workload, and an area where AMD has been pushing for performance leadership for a number of years. With Raptor Lake, Intel wants to cement itself as the top producer of gaming processors, delivering stronger performance than AMD's latest Ryzen offerings while offering gamers more affordable motherboards and support for more affordable DDR4 memory.
With Raptor Lake, Intel wants to be seen as the company that is giving leadership performance and leadership value, a perception that will hit AMD hard.
In content creation, Intel's i9-13900K processor does not offer the same leadership performance as in gaming. Here, Intel offers users performance that is widely "on par" with AMD, though Intel does have notable performance advantage in some areas, with AutoCAD being a primary example.
While Intel is not claiming performance leadership, they are on par with their competition. If Intel prices their CPUs right, this will give them a strong advantage over AMD, as performance per dollar leadership is important.
If these slides are correct, Raptor Lake will be a strong product launch for Intel, but not a strong enough launch to kick AMD's Ryzen 7000 series to the floor. Competition is hot within today's CPU market, and that is great news for consumers. Let's hope that competition continues to heat up, and that platform pricing continues to improve.