AMD Ryzen 5 3600
For merely $200, the Ryzen 5 3600 is a direct upgrade over 2600, our previous best well-rounded, bang-for-your-buck CPU. With six cores, 12 threads, and the consisted of Wraith Stealth cooler; this CPU will deal with practically any job you can toss at it with ease; whether you utilize it for video gaming or performance.
Seriously, the Zen 2 architecture brings noticeable enhancements at the same cost, which is excellent. We have put them head to head, and in our viewpoint, the Ryzen 3600 is merely too great to pass up. Versus the i5-9400F, the Ryzen 5 3600 damages it in core-heavy video games and applications. Our previous suggestion, the Ryzen 5 2600 is still a terrific option for anybody who wishes to invest just $130 (more on that later) however its follower– the Ryzen 5 3600– has snagged the general worth crown as anticipated.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
When it comes to video gaming, it’s likewise worth keeping in mind that the 3900X is no slouch. While the 9900K is still undeniable in this location, the 3900X was a strong competitor in numerous titles– the more inexpensive 3700X likewise provides almost similar video gaming efficiency– consisting of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, where the efficiency distinction was just 6 percent at worst, Battleground 5 (4 percent distinction), and a couple of others.
With all of that stated, if you desire even much better workstation efficiency and do not mind investing some additional money, it may be worth waiting on the $750 R9 3950X that strikes the marketplace this month (September 2019) and the somewhat bleak possibility of AMD presenting more recent Threadripper processors that improve those core counts even further.
Intel Core i9 9900K
Released late in 2015, the Core i9-9900K still provides the highest level of efficiency for video gaming constructs. Some chips come exceptionally near to its effectiveness, and others that use far much better worth, however for no non-sense peak video gaming efficiency, the power starving 9900K is as excellent as it gets.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
We have discussed the CPUs that offer you the very best value, or merely net you the highest possible level of efficiency for a provided job. What if your requirements are precisely the opposite, and you do not have much to invest in a brand-new processor? For anybody who wishes to spend as low as possible while still keeping appropriate (truthfully, it’s excellent) video gaming and efficiency, the six-core Ryzen 5 2600 is a no-brainer.
On the occasion that $130 is still excessive for your wallet to manage, there is another alternative you may wish to think about: the Ryzen 3 2200G, which is among the most affordable contemporary CPUs you can get that ships with integrated graphics. It can be found in at a simple $79, however that lower cost does feature substantial efficiency compromises. If you have the opposite issue and wish to invest a bit more on a CPU that still consists of integrated graphics tech, the $150 3400G is an affordable bet too, though its efficiency abilities fade in contrast to the 2600s.