AMD’s launch of the unique Ryzen was a huge deal. After years of so-so chips, AMD was a great alternative to Intel. The corporate was pushing core counts higher and better whereas engaged on the effectivity and per-clock efficiency issues that all the time held AMD back.
Now we’ve got Ryzen 3000 and Zen 2, the true architectural series to the unique Ryzen. With this new series of chips, AMD needs not just to match, however, exceed, Intel. The Ryzen 9 3900X sits atop the heap of Ryzen 2 chips, and it’s a wildly influential 12-core, 24-thread processor. Excessive core counts have been the secret at AMD for years now, and it’s not relaxing. The Ryzen 9 3900X is the first most Ryzen processor from AMD to add 12 cores, up from the 8 cores of the Ryzen 7 2700X from 2018. The center depends on this new Ryzen 9 chip is harking back to AMD’s Threadripper.
The Ryzen 9 3900X’s $499 price tag is not cheap. Value is historically AMD’s power. However, the Ryzen 9 3900X just isn’t a reasonably priced processor for a mid-range PC. Intel’s Core i9-9900K at the moment sells for $485 on Amazon, with its listed selling price on Intel’s web site at $449. Which means the 3900X can’t be a barely slower alternative to Intel’s flagship. AMD must deliver the heat.
Alongside the 3900X, AMD also introduced the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X. There’s even an obsessed 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X on the close to the horizon. We’ll be tackling these sooner or later.