AMD lowers the price of Ryzen 9 3900X in response to Core i9-10900K launch

Published: May 21st 2020, 08:04 GMT   Comments

AMD lowers the price of its Ryzen 9 3900X processor.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X now for around 410 USD

New ‘corean’ wars have begun. AMD had allegedly lowered the price of its 12-core Ryzen 3900X CPU in response to the Intel Comet Lake-S launch. The Core i9-10900K, which is Intel’s first 10-core and 20-thread CPU for the mainstream desktop platform, has been reviewed by international media outlets yesterday.

At 410 USD, Ryzen 9 3900X would threaten the position of Core i7-10700K CPU featuring a retail price of 410 USD (for 1000 units). However, Intel also has a 10700KF model without the integrated graphics, which is available for around 20 USD less.

In comparison to Ryzen 3900X, Intel’s flagship 10900K processor delivers good gaming performance while struggling to compete with Ryzen 3900X and 3950X in multi-core tasks. In HardwareUnboxed review, the 10900K was on average 7% faster in games over 3900X, while offering 12% lower multi-threaded performance in other applications.

Intel’s 10900K/10700K and 10600K are indeed interesting choices for gamers, but there are some questions regarding the LGA1200 motherboard compatibility with future Intel processors. Unlike AMD, Intel has made no commitments to provide longterm socket compatibility for upcoming processors. However, based on leaks, we do know Intel will launch Rocket Lake-S CPUs later this year, which would also support the LGA1200 motherboard series.

May 2020 Mainstream Desktop CPU Pricing
CommentsAMD RyzenBritish PoundIntel CoreComments
Ryzen 9 3950X
Core i9-10900K
Core i9-10900KF
10-core no iGPU
12-core + WraithPrism
Ryzen 9 3900X
Ryzen 9 3900X
Core i7-10700K
Core i7-10700KF
8-core no iGPU
8-core + WraithPrism
Ryzen 7 3800X
8-core + WraithPrism
Ryzen 7 3700X
Core i5-10600K
Core i5-10600KF
6-cores no IGPU
6-core + WraithSpire
Ryzen 5 3600X
Core i5-10400
6-core + WrathStealth
Ryzen 5 3600
Core i5-10400F
6-core no iGPU
As checked on ScanUK on May 21st, 2020

Source: TechPowerUP

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