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AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core CPU Faster Than Intel’s Flagship Core i9-10980XE 18 Core CPU in Single-Core & Multi-Core Geekbench Benchmarks
AMD's mainstream lineup such as the Ryzen 9 3900X 12 core and Ryzen 9 3950X 16 core offer absolutely amazing value compared to Intel's 10th Gen X-series parts. Not only do the X-series parts come in at a higher price point but the cost of the X299 platform alone is a huge factor. AMD's mainstream platform features dual-channel memory support and you can find various X570 motherboards around $150 US.
The cooling requirement for both the Ryzen 9 3950X and Intel Core i9-10980XE is similar since AMD recommends using a top-end liquid cooler with their chip.
RDNA2 Navi 23 GPU to Take The Competition to NVIDIA in the High-End Next Year
Based on everything we've been hearing so far Navi 23 is going to be a large GPU that competes in the high-end segment in 2020. It is [rumored] to bring full hardware accelerated ray tracing as well as a plethora of new architectural improvements.
I'm not a fan of ray-tracing. I see similar in-game effects that cost far fewer FPS. However, its a selling point -- and AMD has to compete.
So, we'll get more Ray Tracing choices at lower prices (presumably). I hope the specifications are good enough to entice me to buy
AMD's stock has risen more than 90 percent in the year to date as investors have grown increasingly optimistic about the company’s product lineup. AMD’s gain this year ranks third in the S&P 500 as of midday Wednesday.
Wong has a Buy rating and $40 price target for AMD shares.
AMD shares were selling for under $2 not so long ago -- now targeting $40. Not bad -- increase your invested money 20 fold over a few years.
Again, this is not a "bash Intel" thread -- but, the actions described in the article are why this thread downplays AMD, Intel, Nvidia self tests -- often such tests are "hand picked" to make a product look better than it is. I,e. Wait for the independent tests on the new products.
Intel Core i9 9900KS review: the new fastest gaming CPU
Intel's Core i9 9900KS has arrived - and it's a beast. This $599 limited edition processor was created from the best-performing 9900K models and is advertised as running at an all-core turbo speed of 5GHz, right out of the box
They put together a very high end Intel/Nvidia system -- and high end AMD/Nvidia systems. For 8core/16thread they used AMD Ryzen 3700X -- not the faster Ryzen 3800X.
Simply stated results: In tests at 1080p all the systems were near and above 200FPS (Intel was the fastest). At 1440p and 4K (where high end is used), differences between Intel's fastest and AMD's fastest were less (Intel wins). They laud Intel but conclude the Intel Core i9 9900KS performance is probably not cost effective for most gamers -- buy it for the fun of having the fastest.
The long article has the details and nuance. Its an above average quality comparison article among several Intel and AMD high end CPUs. It will make Intel fans feel good -- and AMD fans feel good.