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RTX 4090 & 53 Games: Core i9-13900K E-Cores Enabled vs Disabled

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i'm knowingly GAINING performance by going AMD, i don't need processes running on outdated gimped cores that's why i'm buying a NEW computer, not a i5-6000-filled-"new"-cpu or an atom/celeron.
And again, i won't run win11 nor use e-cores, so to "waste" money on a cpu i'll disable more than half it's "features" is pointless


I actually do that as I find Intel CPU P cores better than Zen 4 cores and more stable and reliable platform.

I just wish Intekl sold stuff without those e-cores, but oh well. I can buy and disable them and get the best 8 core CPU in existence.

AMD has more than 8 string cores, but on separate CCDs which is awful for latency. Crossing over to another good core, but a severe latency hit. Intel not much latency hit crossing cores, but a hit from a much weaker core type when crossing to an e-core.

At least at the moment no games really have any meaningful benefit from more than 8 cores except some online heavy multi player extreme high FPS scenario and even then its not that big of an advantage.
 

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I actually do that as I find Intel CPU P cores better than Zen 4 cores and more stable and reliable platform.

I just wish Intekl sold stuff without those e-cores, but oh well. I can buy and disable them and get the best 8 core CPU in existence.

AMD has more than 8 string cores, but on separate CCDs which is awful for latency. Crossing over to another good core, but a severe latency hit. Intel not much latency hit crossing cores, but a hit from a much weaker core type when crossing to an e-core.

At least at the moment no games really have any meaningful benefit from more than 8 cores except some online heavy multi player extreme high FPS scenario and even then its not that big of an advantage.
TPU does some lovely reviews on this topic

RTX 4090 & 53 Games: Core i9-13900K E-Cores Enabled vs Disabled Review | TechPowerUp
Intel Core i9-12900K E-Cores Only Performance Review | TechPowerUp

For gaming, it comes down to "how multi threaded is the game"

And overall the result is "AMD is ahead"


7800x3D with 8C/16T is superior to the 24C/32T intel (8P/16E)
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If all you care about is multithreaded, they come out equal - and you can get the x3Ds with more cores, if you want the balance.
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Don't blame AMD's platform for what ASUS have done - they're a popular company that caused a world of hurt for people globally, but the majority of people on AM4 and AM5 have been trouble free.
 
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