Well, well, well, how the tables have turned! In today’s news, we have something that would have sounded like a joke five years ago. Intel is claiming it its the cheaper option for gaming PCs in a new rundown where it pitted its 10th Gen chips against Ryzen 3000 CPUs.
In a slideshow made for the APAC market, Intel compared the Intel Core i7-10700K 8 Core with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 12 Core CPU. The Intel Core i7-10700K has 8 cores and 16 threads, running at 3.80 GHz, with a boost clock of up to 5.10 GHz. The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, on the other hand, is a 12 core and 24 thread CPU. It has a base clock of 3.80 GHz, with boosts going up to 4.70 GHz.
Intel is comparing prices here to highlight the starting price of the i7, $387, against the Ryzen 9’s price tag of $429.99. Take a look:
Intel also compared performance in 30 games, showing the i7’s edge in 24 out of them:
While Intel’s single-core performance is giving it an advantage here, the Ryzen 9 chip has a higher core count, which can be useful for so many other applications. With the next generation of both Intel and AMD, this gap is expected to get even smaller.
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