AMD has once again reduced the cost of Ryzen 5000 processors in the US. According to the source, the cost of the eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X at the local retailer Microcenter has dropped to $330 from the previous $450. And you can also get a $20 discount when you buy this CPU bundled with a specific motherboard. As a result, in the US, the Ryzen 7 5800X has become more affordable than its direct competitor, the Core i7-12700K.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X and the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X also fell in price by $100 and $150, respectively. Thus, the cost of the first has decreased from 650 to 450 dollars, the second – from 800 to 550 dollars. By comparison, the flagship Core i9-12900K costs $500.
The 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X dropped to $240. It ended up being more affordable than the 10-core Core i5-12600K ($250), but it’s still more expensive than the 6-core Core i5-12400 ($170).
The source notes that the Ryzen 5000 is getting cheaper not only at Microcenter, but also from other retailers in the US – Newegg, Amazon and BestBuy. For example, the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 9 5950X are listed at Newegg for $260, $343, and $685, respectively.
When the GeForce RTX 4080 and Ryzen 9 7950X3D were placed in a sneaker. Unusual computer Cooler Master Sneaker X goes on sale
More than six months after its announcement, the unusual Cooler Master Sneaker X PC sneaker is finally going on sale. Moreover, the basic version turned out to be much cheaper than previously stated, although the PC is still very expensive.
The cheapest version is the one with Core i7-13700K and RTX 4070 – they ask for $3,500. The modification with RTX 4080 and Ryzen 9 7950X3D turned out to be the most expensive. They are asking 4,700 euros for this one, but in the USA, apparently, it simply won’t be available.
The configuration also always includes at least 32 GB of RAM and a 2 TB SSD. The power supply always has a power of 850 W.
It is difficult to understand from the photo what the dimensions of the PC are, so it is worth noting that it is 650 x 305 x 650 mm.
Almost $5,000 for an Nvidia video card with a 256-bit bus, but 32 GB of memory. RTX 5000 Ada appeared in retail
Nvidia has launched the RTX 5000 Ada graphics adapter. This is a professional solution that should not be confused with the regular RTX 5000, since the latter is a previous generation model.
The RTX 5000 Ada has been available for about a month now, but previously it could only be purchased as part of ready-made workstations. Now it has appeared in retail, although so far, apparently, only in China.
There they ask for about $4,800 for a new product. This is about half the price of the RTX 6000 Ada, but the parameters of the younger model are simpler. The card offers an AD102 GPU, but with only 12,800 active CUDA cores. At the same time, the new product has 32 GB of memory, but a 256-bit bus. Performance (FP32) is 65.3 TFLOPS with a TDP of only 250 W.
Neither in Blender nor in V-Ray can the new Core i9-14900K outperform the “old” Ryzen 9 7950X
The results of testing the Core i9-14900K processor in tasks that can actually load modern multi-core processors have appeared on the Internet.
In Blender, the new product scores almost 560 points, which is 6% more than the Core i9-13900KS. This is good considering that these are technically identical CPUs. The new product is already 8% ahead of its direct predecessor, the Core i9-13900K. However, the Ryzen 9 7950X is still a little faster.
In V-Ray, the new Intel flagship showed a result of 27,790 points, ahead of the Core i9-13900KS by 5% and its predecessor by 8%. But here again the AMD flagship is ahead.
Of course, it was clear in advance that Raptor Lake Refresh would only be a very minor update (except for the Core i7, which will get more cores), but now we can verify this not only through the results from Geekbench.
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