The battle is still going on strong between Intel and AMD. Intel’s first 10 core, 20 thread CPU was recently released and reviewed after an embargo was lifted. This appears to have prompted AMD to drop the price of their Ryzen 9 3900X CPU in order to compete.
How Much Are the New Intel and AMD CPUs?
The Ryzen 9 3900X is currently priced at $410 which puts it on a competitive level with the Intel Core i7-10700K which is priced the same. However, the AMD CPU benefits from having 4 more cores than the i7-10700K so it’s a no brainer for many to go with AMD for the same price.
The Intel Core i9-10900K flagship processor is priced at around $510 which means AMD’s Ryzen 3900X has a $100 advantage for price-conscious shoppers.
How Do the Core i9-10900K and Ryzen 3900X Compare?
The next question that everyone is no doubt wondering is how do the two CPUs compare in performance? Although the tests and reviews are pretty new, they have raised some interesting facts about the two CPUs.
Overall, the Intel Core i9-10900K processor appears to deliver great gaming performance. However, it looks like it struggles to compete with the Ryzen 3900X and 3950X when it comes to multi-core tasks.
The Intel CPU is on average 7% faster in-game performance but 12% slower when it comes to multi-threaded performance with other applications. This is according to a recent HardwareUnboxed review.
Which CPU is Best for You?
So, which one should you go for? Based on the recent tests, if you’re an avid gamer, then Intel is the obvious choice. However, if you think the Intel price is a bit steep, then AMD is a good alternative with not a massive difference in performance. If you’re planning to use your processor for multi-threaded processes, then the AMD CPU ticks all the boxes for a cheaper price.
You will be getting a great processor regardless of which flagship CPU you go with by the sounds of it. However, the price is certainly worth taking into account when the price gap is this big between the two CPUs.
What do you think about the battle between the two processors? Which one would you be most likely to purchase? We’d love to hear your opinions on the AMD vs Intel debate.