Here’s a story I never thought I’d have to cover. Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-S processors are selling at all-time low prices, with the 10-core i9-10850K going for just over $400 and the Core i5-10600K being sold for $229, cheaper than both the Ryzen 5 3600X as well as the newly launched 5600X. The latter is priced at a rather outrageous $429.99, $200 more than the 10600K while the former is going for $272, some 30 bucks more than the MSRP of $239.
Moving up the ladder, you’ve got the Core i7-10700K being sold for $344.99 on Newegg, down from $384.99 whereas the closest AMD competitor, the Ryzen 5 5800X is priced at an insane $547.99. That’s once again a delta of $200:
Even the Core i9-10850K which is a ten-core part with 20 threads and a boost clock of 5.2GHz is cheaper than the 5800X which is an octal-core chip.
All the K series Intel processors are paired with Intel’s software bundle worth $150, while the AMD counterparts are lacking any bonuses. As far as I remember, Far Cry 6 was being handed out with most of Zen 2 and Zen 3 based Ryzen chips, but Newegg for some reason isn’t participating in the same.
In case you’re looking for a Ryzen 9 part, although the 3rd Gen based offerings are still available at reasonable prices, the newer Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X are mostly priced over the top. Only a few select Microcenter stores are presently selling them, that too offline.
Please note that all the above prices are from Amazon and Newegg. Although you might find the same chips at lower prices over at MicroCenter, they are only available at select offline stores for pick up.