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The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is now available from $390

by Vyncent ChanMay 22, 2020
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The latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors were impressive from certain aspects, but value-for-money was definitely not in the Core i9-10900K’s favor. The situation is even worse now, as you can now get the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X for just $389.99 (~RM1695), in contrast to the $488 (~RM2121) MSRP Intel set for the Core i9-10900K.

Making matters all the more morbid is that the retail prices of the Intel chips are higher than their MSRP. The Intel Core i7-10700K which comes in with just eight cores is listed at $410 (~RM1782), while the Core i9-10900K is available at $530 (~RM2304) on Micro Center’s website, which wouldn’t make any sense for any enthusiast who wants to pack more cores in their system.

Ryzen 9 3900x

The Ryzen 9 3900X also comes with a Wraith Prism in the box, but you will have to get a cooler separately if you decide to opt for the Intel processors. I doubt many Ryzen 9 3900X users will end up using the stock cooler, but it does add value to AMD’s 12-core CPU.

With that said, you will be getting better gaming performance with the 10th Gen Intel Core processors, but the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X will deliver better performance in pretty much everything else. AMD only has a few months to go before they drop the 4th Gen AMD Ryzen processors based on the Zen 3 architecture, which should bring even higher levels of performance than what we are seeing now.

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is now available from $390 20

If your main concern is gaming though, you might want to consider the Intel Core i5-10600K. It offers most of the Intel Core i9-10900K’s performance when it comes to games, but at a fraction of the price, and I personally find it to be the best product in the 10th Gen Intel Core stack right now.

Pokdepinion: I hope the price adjustments will be reflected in Malaysia too!

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.