AMD unveils the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X, at half the price of Intels competing Core i9 9920X chipset

AMD CEO Lisa Su gave the Computex keynote in Taipei today, the first time the company has been invited to do so (the event officially starts tomorrow). During the presentation, AMD unveiled news about its chips and graphics processors that will increase pressure on competitors Intel and Nvidia, both in terms of pricing and performance. Chips All new third-generation Ryzen CPUs, the first with 7-nanometer desktop chips, will go on sale on July 7. The showstopper of Su’s keynote was the announcement of AMD’s 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 3900x chip, the flagship of its third-generation Ryzen family. It will retail starting at $499, half the price of Intel’s competing Core i9 9920X chipset, which is priced at $1,189 and up. …

IBM exec says we need to get the world ready for quantum computing

New AMD chips bring lots of performance at an unusually low price.Image: AMD Nowadays, most computer users don’t need to worry about the exact specifications of the chips running in their machines — a mid-range processor will run the majority of common tasks without issues.  But every once in a while comes a processor that promises to make everyday computers far more powerful without breaking the bank. AMD’s new Ryzen 9 3900X, launched at the Computex trade show on Sunday, is one such processor.  The Ryzen 9 3900X is a 12-core, desktop processor built on AMD’s 7-nanometer architecture; it performs a little better (according to AMD) than Intel’s top-of-the-line Core i9-9920X processor. Despite the performance boost, AMD’s chip has better …