08 November 2018
As we are getting closer to the sale of Intel Core i9-9900K flagship processor, AMD has started to drop the prices of its own beast Ryzen 7 2700x CPU. It debuted the octa-core processor for $329 which is already a lot more affordable pricing than the suggested pre-order pricing for Intel's offering. But to make the deal even sweeter, the Ryzen 7 2700x is currently available for as low as $290.
This new price drop has made the Ryzen 7 2700x a full 83% cheaper than Intel Core i9-9900K's pre-order pricing of $530 on Amazon. The latter's reported Retail Channel Pricing is $488 which is quite expensive in itself but as for actual pre-orders, it has been spotted going as high as a whopping $580. In other words, Intel's newly announced beast is going to be a really expensive affair for most of the buyers.
Intel has been touting its latest flagship as the "world's best gaming CPU" and even showed benchmarking test results to claim up to 57% higher performance than Ryzen 7 2700x. These tests were conducted by Principle Technologies but as thing turned out, these results were found to be misleading as the AMD processor was not used up to its full potential. This caused a huge outcry in the tech community and when tests were re-done with proper criteria, Intel's processor continued to be the winner but with a difference of just 17%.
It means even though Intel is charging loads of cash from buyers for its Core i9-9900K processor, the performance difference is not that huge. As a result, AMD's Ryzen 7 2700x is still a great purchase considering the performance you will get and the amount of money you will save. But if you are someone who only wants best of the best without any worries of the pricing, Intel Core i9-9900K is always there for you.