It's only been a few months since the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X launched with an MSRP of $499, but despite the chip's popularity, the price has already come down by $80, one of the best tech deals (opens in new tab) on a CPU right now. It's selling for $420 at Amazon (opens in new tab), Walmart (opens in new tab)and B&H (opens in new tab). This is after the chip was almost unobtainable around launch (opens in new tab).
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X : was $499, now $420 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
With 12 cores and 24 threads, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is a beat of a CPU, now coming in at a more reasonable price than ever. If the 3950X is still too expensive for you at $750 for 16 cores, the 3900X offers much higher performance per dollar.
In our AMD Ryzen 9 3900X review (opens in new tab), we praised the performance offered in heavily threaded applications. With 12 CPU cores running at a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a max boost clock of up to 4.6 GHz, the 3900X packs a significant punch that'll come in handy during video editing or other highly threaded workloads. In addition, an improved architecture over its predecessor proved beneficial for gaming.