Items tagged with ryzen 9 3900x

We all got a real look at what Intel's Comet Lake-S desktop processor family brings to the table yesterday, as you saw in our review of the Core i9-10900K and the Core i5-9600K. The former in particular was rather impressive for its nearly unassailable gaming performance and was helped out in multi-threaded benchmarks due to its extra 2 cores (compared to the Core i9-9900K). It looks as though AMD and its retail partners were paying attention as well, as we’re seeing some downward pricing pressure on the Ryzen 9 3900X, which compares favorably to the Core i9-10900K. The Ryzen 9 3900X was priced at $499 when it first launched last year, but AMD lowered the official price to $449 back... Read more...
Last month, AMD fired a shot across Intel's bow with the launch of the Ryzen 4000 series of mobile processors. Promising strong performance across-the-board, a potent Radeon Vega-based IGP onboard, and respectable power efficiency (see our ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 review), AMD is poised to make some big gains in the laptop market. However, when even the 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 9 4900H isn't enough for your mobile needs, the folks over at ORGIN PC have something decidedly more powerful in mind. The company announced today that its EON15-X gaming laptop is now available with up to a Ryzen 9 3900X processor. As you probably already know, this is a desktop-class processor with a TDP of... Read more...
We've been bombarded with Ryzen 3000 deals in recent weeks, ranging from the value-driven Ryzen 5 3600 on up to the Ryzen 9 3900X. Today, we've got another Ryzen 9 3900X deal for you, which throws in an added bonus for those in need of some extra high-speed storage. The Ryzen 9 3900X has an MSRP of $499, while the WD_Black SN750 NVMe 500GB SSD has a retail price of $139.99. However, Best Buy is currently selling the bundle together for a low $449.98. To put that pricing in perspective, Amazon is currently selling the Ryzen 9 3900X for $418.99 and the WD_Black SN750 500GB for $88.99. AMD Ryzen 9 3900X + WD_Black SN750 NVMe 500GB SSD $449.98 @ Best Buy The Ryzen... Read more...
AMD is winning the core wars in the mainstream desktop CPU space (in terms of how many cores/threads are available), while Intel is focused on squeezing as much performance as it can out of its 14-nanometer node, which will see another round with its Comet Lake-S CPUs. How will they fare against AMD's third-generation Ryzen processors based on its 7nm Zen 2 CPU architecture? A fresh benchmark leak may provide us with a hint of what is to come. The usual disclaimer applies—there is only so much we can garner from a leaked benchmark, for a variety of reasons. Even assuming everything is legit, a single benchmark run falls well short of painting a complete picture. Nonetheless, we can only... Read more...
We've been seeing quite a few AMD Ryzen 3000 deals make their way through across the news desk over the past few weeks, but most of the best ones have been limited to MicroCenter. While MicroCenter's pricing is stellar, not everyone has a store in their state. Today, we've got two deals that everyone can partake in, and it involves the burly Ryzen 9 3900X processor. Things first heated up with Walmart, which is selling the processor (normally retailing for $499) at a low $419.99. That's an $80 discount off the regular price, which is a smoking hot deal in our books. Up until that point, Amazon had been selling the same processor for $460. But once the retailer caught word that Walmart was... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you a hot deal on AMD's previous generation Ryzen 5 2600X processor, which rang up at a low, low price of $99 at MicroCenter -- $50 off its usual asking price. MicroCenter also has some other compelling deals for AMD enthusiasts looking for something on the complete opposite end of the spectrum with respect to performance. MicroCenter is currently running a deal on the Ryzen 9 3950X, which is the flagship processor in AMD's Ryzen 3000 consumer desktop family. It wasn't until recently that retailers even had sufficient availability of this processor, so it's somewhat surprising to see this healthy discount on the chip. The retailer is selling the processor... Read more...
Someday and perhaps even this year (hopefully), Intel will launch desktop processors in volume that are based on 10-nanometer manufacturing. Until then, Intel continues to tweak its 14nm node. As is relates to that, Comet Lake-S will be shipping soon, which will presumably includes a Core i9-10900K CPU that is making cameos in benchmark leaks. Interestingly, one of those leaks shows it being faster than AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X. The Core i9-10900K is a 10th generation Comet Lake-S processor that falls within Intel's 'mainstream' desktop processor lineup. That's to say, it's not a high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU, though it does wield a whole bunch of cores and threads. Specifically, it is a 10-core/20-thread... Read more...
One of the beastliest mainstream desktop processors you can buy right now is AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X. Calling it a 'mainstream' part is strictly a technicality, because with 12 cores and 24 threads at its disposable, the Ryzen 9 3900X is one heck of a multi-threaded workhorse. As if the sheer number of cores and threads was not enough, however, an overclocker saw fit to douse the part in liquid nitrogen and crank the clock to 5.62GHz, en route to setting a wPrime world record. Let's talk about the Ryzen 9 3900X for a moment. It's based on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 architecture, and is built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. At stock settings, it has a 3.8GHz base clock and 4.6GHz boost... Read more...
AMD is off to a strong start with its Ryzen 3000 family of 7nm Zen 2 processors. We've seen month after month that the processors have been gaining strength in the retail market, and have been walloping Intel's current-generation Core CPUs in some regions. The folks at MSI are looking to expand their family of X570-based motherboards for the Ryzen 3000 family with the launch of the MEG X570 Unify. For those that prefer a stealthier look for your rig that doesn't alert its presence from a mile away, you'll be glad to know that the MEG X570 Unify doesn't come with RGB LED flourishes throughout. "By eliminating all the redundant RGB LED from the motherboard and adopting the UV black printing,... Read more...
AMD is evidently still battling a shortage of silicon at the upper end of its third generation Ryzen stack. This mostly affects the Ryzen 9 3900X. We took a quick peek on Amazon and found several marketplace sellers hawking the high-end chip at grossly inflated prices. Adding insult to injury, many of those same listings show the chip as being back-ordered. The good news is, this should only be temporary. In a roundabout sort of way, AMD recently confirmed it is dealing with a shortage, saying it is "focusing on meeting the strong demand" for its newest Ryzen processors. The comment came when AMD announced the new ship date for its Ryzen 9 3950X would be November—that chip was originally... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors have made a positive impact on the PC enthusiast market, the likes of which we haven't seen in years. From a performance-per-dollar standpoint, AMD's disruptive Zen 2 architecture offers a strong value proposition for new desktop PC builders from all walks of life and for many use cases including gaming, content creation and other workstation-class requirements. In fact, we were so impressed by Ryzen 3000 series processors in our launch review, that we decided we needed to have AMD's new architecture in our production flow here at HotHardware. This also presented us with an opportunity to call upon a few industry friends like Maingear Computers, Gigabyte, EVGA... Read more...
AMD renewed competition in the CPU space back in 2017, when its Zen-based Ryzen processors stormed the scene a couple of months earlier than originally anticipated. These processors combined good enough single-threaded performance with many core architectures at attractive prices. If you needed king-of-the-hill single thread performance, Intel was still on top, but Ryzen brought multi-core performance to a price point more palatable to the masses, and were great choices for general purpose workloads and multitasking alike. A year later, second-generation Ryzen CPUs based on the Zen+ architecture brought more performance per dollar, but the relative pecking order was maintained;... Read more...
By all accounts, AMD knocked it out of the park when it launched the Ryzen 3000 family of 7nm Zen 2 processors earlier this month (check out our review here). Not only did AMD strengthen its position with multi-threaded performance (long a strong suit), but the company also beefed up its sometimes lacking single-threaded performance. Couple the excellent all-around performance with attractive price points, and you can see why enthusiasts have been quick to snap up the processors. However, there's one particular SKU that has proved to be elusive to enthusiasts: the Ryzen 9 3900X. This is the current flagship of the Ryzen 3000 family; well, at least until the Ryzen 9 3950X arrives in September.... Read more...
The Core i9-9900K is among the fastest processors that Intel makes available for the mainstream/enthusiast segment of the market. The processor is part of Intel's 9th generation Core family, has 8 cores/16 threads along with a base clock of 3.6GHz and single-core boost of 5GHz. However, AMD is gunning for Intel in a big way with its lineup of Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 processors. We've already seen a number of overclocked benchmarks for the top dog Ryzen 9 3950X, but now we're getting some stock numbers for the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X which sits just below it in AMD's processor hierarchy. New Geekbench results discovered by TUM_APISAK show that this 12-core... Read more...