This gaming PC with a Ryzen 5 3600 and GTX 1660 is on sale for $550

Budget management is the ultimate buzzkill when shopping for a new PC, though timing is everything, and there are still Prime Day deals to be had. Right now, for example, you can grab what is normally a $900 configuration with a 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and GeForce GTX 1660 GPU for only $549.99. Compared to building your own, the CPU and GPU alone would cost a little over $400.

Granted, this is not a decked out gaming PC, but it is reasonably priced for the hardware. Other components include 8GB of DDR4-3000 memory, a 512GB solid state drive, a 500W power supply, and Windows 10 Home. It also comes with a keyboard and mouse (they’re probably pretty basic, but hey, you could set them aside as backups if nothing else).

I’m not too put off by the RAM, since prices have fallen over the past year. An 8GB module

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This gaming laptop with an 8-core Ryzen CPU and RTX 2060 is on sale for $800

Today is a good day to be in the market for a new piece of hardware, and if you have not done so already, check out our roundup of the best Amazon Prime Day deals in effect right now. Incidentally, you will not find this specific gaming laptop included. Not because it’s a sour deal—just the opposite, it’s a fantastic price for the configuration—but because Best Buy has the better price right now.

Amazon’s annual Prime Day event motivates other vendors to offer discounts of their own, and in this case, you can score an Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop with a Ryzen 7 4800H processor (8C/16T, 2.9GHz to 4.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache) and GeForce RTX 2060 GPU for $799.99. That is $200 below the list price.

Compared to the $1,300 configuration Dave reviewed for us in April (which we consider the best mid-range gaming laptop), this particular build is

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Intel just revealed a surprise new processor to beat AMD Ryzen in budget gaming PCs

Intel’s Core i3-10100F is a new spin on a Comet Lake processor which has just been spotted online, and should soon be on its way to make a tempting option for a budget gaming PC.

The CPU has just been listed on Intel’s Ark product database with a launch date of Q4, but the chip giant hasn’t announced anything official about the processor or when it might hit shelves yet.

As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, it’s a quad-core (eight-thread) processor with a base clock of 3.6GHz and boost to 4.3GHz, and will retail between $79 and $97, offering a seriously good value proposition in terms of price/performance for an affordable gaming PC. With a 65W TDP, it’ll also be easy to keep this CPU cool.

Currently, its predecessor the Core i3-9100F sells for not much more than $70, and you’re getting a lot of chip for the money – even

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The Full Nerd special episode: Ryzen 5000 claims the gaming crown, Radeon RX 6000 benchmarks

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee and Adam Patrick Murray talk about AMD’s newly announced “Zen 3”-based Ryzen 5000 chips and Radeon RX 6000 performance.

It’s official: AMD is staking a claim on being the “world’s best gaming CPU” with four Ryzen 5000 CPUs based on its new Zen 3 cores. Gordon goes over what’s changed from Ryzen 3000, and explains just how bad this is for Intel’s desktop chips.

If that isn’t enough for you, AMD also dropped a performance preview of its upcoming Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards. Brad tells you just what these preview numbers mean for Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 cards, and AMD’s own ambitions.

You can witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd special episode on YouTube (subscribe to the channel while you’re there, or listen to it

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AMD Ryzen 5000 price, release date, benchmarks and more

AMD showed off  its new lineup of Ryzen 5000 series processors for desktops, marking a most impressive jump ahead for the AMD lineup. The chipmaker claims that the new Ryzen 5900X alone is “the world’s best gaming CPU” — something PC gamers will be eager to test out. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the Ryzen 5000 series, including price, release date and performance info for the new chips.

AMD Ryzen 5000 release date

Gamers won’t have to wait long to get their hands on Ryzen 5000. The first chips come out Nov. 5, with the basic Ryzen 5 5600 X out on the line first. 

AMD Ryzen 5000 price

CEO Lisa Su took the stage during AMD’s online event  on Thursday (Oct. 8) to show off the official CPU lineup: the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X model with 16 cores, 32 threads, and a boost speed of 4.9GHz for

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AMD Reveals Ryzen 5000 Series, The “World’s Best Gaming CPU”

AMD has officially revealed its slate of Zen 3-powered desktop CPUs, skipping the 4000 series and jumping right into the new Ryzen 5000 series. The company revealed 4 new CPUs in total, boasting that the Ryzen 5900 is now the “world’s best gaming CPU.”

The big difference with the new Zen 3 architecture is the increase in instructions per cycle, letting CPUs with the same core frequencies and core counts perform a lot better. Compared to Zen 2, which powers the current Ryzen 3000 series, Zen 3 achieves 19% more IPC, converting to an average of nearly 26% more performance in gaming alone when moving to the Ryzen 5000 series.

The jump between generations alone is massive, but it’s Intel’s gaming crown that AMD really aimed for during the presentation. The flagship of the Ryzen 5000 series, the Ryzen 3950X, doesn’t match the Intel Core i9-10900K in sheer single-core speed

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AMD reveals Ryzen 5000-series chips with towering gaming performance

As promised, AMD is preparing to launch its next generation of Ryzen CPUs. These chips have the Zen 3 architecture, which reuses a lot of what makes the Zen 2 so speedy. But AMD’s engineers have made revisions that should lead to a significant performance gain. In a presentation today, AMD chief executive officer Lisa Su claimed that Zen 3 is 19% faster than the previous generation across a wide variety of workloads. I’ll test it to see if that’s the case, but AMD seems confident.

The Ryzen 5000-series CPUs begin rolling out November 5. This includes the $800 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, which boosts up to 4.9GHz and the $550 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X. For the slightly more mainstream chips, AMD also has the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X for $450 and $300, respectively.

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AMD Targets PC Gamers With New Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs Arriving on Nov. 5

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AMD’s new desktop CPUs, the Ryzen 5000 series, will start arriving on Nov. 5 with the goal of offering the best PC gaming performance. 

The main improvements involve the Zen 3 architecture, which is designed to boost the max clock speeds and increase the instructions per clock by 19 percent. The layout on the Ryzen chips has also been redesigned so that the cores have direct access to the L3 cache for lower latency, enabling faster PC gaming. 

“Zen 3 increases our overall lead in performance,” said AMD CEO Lisa Su during a Thursday event. “It increases our lead in power efficiency, and also now it delivers the best single-threaded performance and gaming performance as well.”

The Ryzen 5000 family will first arrive in four processors: 

  • The Ryzen 9 5950X: a 16-core, 32-thread chip for $799

  • The Ryzen 9 5900X: a 12-core, 24-thread chip for $549

  • The Ryzen

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AMD reveals its new Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 processors, including the ‘world’s best gaming CPU’

AMD just announced its new lineup of Ryzen 5000 series processors for desktops, which are also the first chips from the company set to feature its next-gen Zen 3 architecture and represent the biggest jump for AMD’s desktop chips yet.



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AMD is also setting expectations high, promising that the new Ryzen 5900X is nothing short of “the world’s best gaming CPU.” The new chips will be available starting at $299 for the entry-level Ryzen 5 5600X model on November 5th.

Like last year’s Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 desktop chips these new models replace, the new 5000 series processors are still using AMD’s 7nm process but offer a 19 percent increase in instructions per cycle, along with a complete redesign of the chip layout and a higher max boost speed. (The new chipsets are jumping straight to Ryzen 5000 series branding to avoid any confusion of the new Zen 3 chips

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AMD says the Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 is the ‘world’s best gaming CPU’

AMD’s highly anticipated Zen 3 made its debut on Thursday with four new Ryzen 5000 CPUs that aim to snatch the gaming crown from Intel. You won’t even have to wait that long, as AMD said the AM4-based CPUs will all go on sale on November 5.

The four models released are: 

  • Ryzen 9 5950X: 16 cores, 32 threads, 4.9GHz boost, 3.4GHz base, 105-watt TDP, $799
  • Ryzen 9 5900X: 12 cores, 24 threads, 4.8GHz boost, 3.8GHz base, 105-watt TDP, $549
  • Ryzen 7 5800X: 8 cores, 16 threads, 4.7GHz boost, 3.8GHz base, 105-watt TDP, $449
  • Ryzen 5 5600X: 6 cores, 12 threads, 4.6GHz boost, 3.7GHz base, 65-watt TDP, $299

Although the chips are built on the same TSMC 7nm process as the Ryzen 3000-series, AMD said it has squeezed more boost clocks plus an impressive 19 percent more instructions-per-clock efficiency out of the new cores in testing against the previous Zen

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