AMD's 12-Core, 24-Thread Ryzen 9 3900X Drops to $420

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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 on a CPU right now. It's selling for $420 at Amazon, Walmart and B&H. This is after the chip was almost unobtainable around launch.


AMD Ryzen 9 3900X : was $499, now $420 @ Amazon
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, 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. 

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Callum Clarke
    420? Nice dude ;)
  • Newtonius
    * cries onto the burning hole in my wallet *
  • InvalidError
    The price-cutting to make room for 4000-series SKUs has begun already?
  • scodd
    Now 400 at Microcenter. 380 if you buy a motherboard with it.
  • mdd1963
    admin said:
    On sale for $420, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU offers great performance for those looking for extra punch on a mainstream platform.

    AMD's 12-Core, 24-Thread Ryzen 9 3900X Drops to $420 : Read more

    That's a darn good price! (A friend here is pulling the trigger on a set of parts around the 3900X now, in fact)

    Now if only the 9900K and 9700K fell to an appropriate $330 and $250 (respectively) or so, things would be at least semi- ' right with the world'!