It's undeniably a muscle chip, but on price, content-creation power, and gaming results, AMD's Ryzen 7 3800XT can't quite escape the shadow of the too-good, too-cheap Ryzen 7 3700X.
While AMD's Ryzen 5 3600XT isn't the peak value choice for frame-rate-obsessed 1080p gamers, 4K players and mid-budget content creators will be hard-pressed to find a better-balanced CPU for the price.
If you're a content creator who hasn't already dabbled with AMD's killer Zen 2 Ryzen CPUs, the Ryzen 3900XT, a tune-up of the 12-core 3900X, is worth a second glance in its price lane.
Buying the right processor for PC gaming is complicated—especially in these days of Ryzen, Threadripper, Core X, and Intel's many "Lakes." Here's everything you need to know to go chip shopping, along with our top-rated reviews.
Apparently the quality assurance of Skylake processors was so bad Apple decided it had to make the leap.
Macs will transition to Apple-designed chips that, according to our tests, are already better-performing (in some respects) than some Intel CPUs in today's Macs. But the software changes required to support the transition could be more difficult and important.
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The performance is thought to be 50 to 100 percent higher than the Intel equivalent.
The Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT are performance chips aimed at gamers and creators.
Keller, a former Apple exec, spent just two years at Intel. His resignation is effective immediately due to personal reasons.
Offering solid performance (and decent on-chip graphics silicon) right out of the box, AMD's Athlon 3000G is a worthwhile AM4-socket processor solution for anyone who can't quite afford a Ryzen 3 or Core i3.
The unusual shape may be eye-catching, but it requires an excess of packaging materials to keep it safe in transit, which also meant fewer chips per shipping box.
The Intel Core i5-10600K is an undeniably fast midrange gaming CPU, but at its launch price, it needs more daylight between it and Ryzen 7 chips above, and less between it and the Ryzen 5 ones below.
Ryzen? Core i9? Threadripper? Whether you're upgrading your desktop PC or building a new one, choosing the right processor is the most crucial and complex choice you will make. Let's de-perplex it! Here's how to make sense of AMD's and Intel's lines, backed by dozens of our deep-dive reviews.
Intel's 10th Generation Core i9-10900K mainstream flagship CPU excels in elite gaming scenarios, but its aging architecture can't quite keep pace with AMD's newer, nimbler 7nm designs on value and multi-threaded performance.
The escalating crackdown on Huawei by the US government is having an impact just days after a new Commerce Department order targeting the company was released.
The new facility will produce 20,000 semiconductor wafers a month and create over 1,600 high-tech professional jobs at the site, as well as thousands more indirectly.
The Ryzen 3 3100 is a stellar CPU for budget gamers and content creators who have a dedicated video card, bringing major multi-threaded pep to the $99 price point. Even so, many shoppers will be better off springing another Jackson for AMD's great Ryzen 3 3300X instead.
The Ryzen 3 3300X should be a top CPU contender for anyone building a fast, but budget-conscious, AMD AM4-based gaming desktop (or a content-creation PC) equipped with a dedicated video card.
Intel's 10th Generation desktop processors have launched. A Core i9 behemoth with 10 cores, 20 processing threads, and a maximum frequency of 5.3GHz leads the company's new lineup of mainstream CPUs.