A while back, it was reported that the Intel Core i9-13900K is over 20% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X in the newly released Hogwarts Legacy when paired with the GeForce RTX 4090. The benchmark was conducted at 1080p using the highest quality RT graphics preset in the “Hogsmeade” area within the game. CapFrameX has reported another test conducted using the Radeon RX 7900 XTX paired with the Ryzen 9 7950X at the same setting, albeit with ray-tracing switched off.
Interestingly, the Zen 4 + RDNA 3 combo ends up beating their Core i9-13900K + RTX 4090 rivals. These results are significant because the Radeon RX 7900 XTX costs significantly less than the GeForce RTX 4090 ($999 vs $1,599). The Ryzen 9 7950X performs better with a Radeon due to the lower driver overhead on Adrenalin software. With GeForce drivers, the software is the primary bottleneck rather than the hardware.
That said, the Core i9-13900K + RTX 4090 setup just falls short of its Red rival with an average frame rate of 145 FPS (vs 148 FPS). On the other hand, it nets notably better 1% lows than the Ryzen-Radeon combo (108 FPS vs 88 FPS).
The Core i9-13900K ran at 5.6GHz, drawing an average power of 105W with a peak operating temperature of 68C. It was paired with DDR5-7600 memory, ring bus set to 4.9GHz, and the E-cores turned off. On the AMD side, the Ryzen 9 7950X ran at 5.43GHz alongside DDR5-6000 memory and drew 138W of power on average.
On the GPU side, the GeForce RTX 4090 operated at 2.76GHz, drawing 154W of power at just 44C. The VRAM consumption hovered below 10GB. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX ran at 2.89GHz, drawing nearly twice as much power (302W) at a temperature of 63C. It consumed 10.17GB of graphics memory on average.