Intel Accepts Defeat? CPU Prices To Drop By 15% To Counter Ryzen 3000 CPUs

It’s no secret AMD Ryzen CPUs have been overtaking the CPU market and Intel is having a hard time competing. On top of that, AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs are outperforming Intel CPUs in benchmarks which will make things even more difficult for Intel. However, Intel might have figured out a way to stay in the competition by dropping prices for its CPUs by 10-15%.

According to a report, Intel is prepared to cut its CPU prices by 10-15% to compete with AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs. Furthermore, Intel has already notified its motherboard and CPU partners about the price cut.

The market is yet to reflect this change and until this happens or Intel officially announces it, take it with a grain of salt. However, it won’t be surprising if Intel actually cuts its CPU prices by 15% given that price is currently the only thing that will save Intel.

Just recently, benchmarks for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X appeared online. Interestingly, Ryzen 9 3950X destroyed Intel Core i9-9980XE in single-threaded and multi-threaded performance.

The Ryzen 9 3950X scored 5868 points in single-threaded and 61072 points in multi-threaded processes. On the other hand, Core i9-9980XE scored 5300 points in single-threaded and 42000 points in multi-threaded processes. These benchmarks show just how good the Ryzen CPUs are compared to Intel.

Aside from Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X also outperforms both Intel Core i9-9900K and i9-9920X. This is despite Intel Core i9-9900K featuring a 5.0 GHz boost to all of its 8 cores. Maybe the higher core/thread count helped Ryzen 9 3900X to beat Intel’s flagship gaming CPU.

CPU Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache Launch
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8GHz 4.6 GHz 70MB $499 July 7, 2019
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16  3.9GHz 4.5 GHz 36MB $399 July 7
Ryzen 7 3700X  8/16 3.6GHz 4.4 GHz 36MB $329 July 7
Ryzen 5 3600X  6/12 3.8GHz 4.4 GHz 35MB $249 July 7
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6GHz 4.2 GHz 35MB $199 July 7

AMD is also powering the next-gen consoles aka PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett with its Zen 2 architecture based CPU and Navi GPU. Not only that, Navi GPU for next-gen consoles is confirmed to support real-time Ray Tracing. Meaning, real-time Ray Tracing will become a norm within video games with the launch of PS5 and next Xbox.

Source: Guru3d