If you have been thinking of building your own desktop computer for creative work, such as photo retouching or editing 4K video, then your CPU choice is one of the main things to consider. Should you choose the new Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core CPU or the Intel i9 9900K 8-core?
Up until July 2019, Intel has pretty much been the leader when it comes to the most powerful CPU, but with the release of the new AMD Ryzen 3900X 12-core processor on July 7th, for the first time in a while, AMD is pulling ahead of Intel.
At roughly the same price, at first glance, the Ryzen 12-core processor seems like a much better value considering it beats the Intel i9 9900K at certain tasks. Another notable mention is that the new AMD Ryzen processors also make use of PCI Express 4.0, while the Intel 9th generation processors still use PCI E 3.
If future-proofing your next computer build is important to you, then the Ryzen 3900X might be the way to go for you. Having said that, there are still some things that the Intel i9 9900K 8-core processor does better than the 12-core Ryzen 3900X.
Check out the included video for some in-depth tests to help you to determine which processor is better for your workflow. One thing to think about as well when you are choosing a processor is that all of the other components in your computer build are compatible, such as your motherboard, RAM, CPU cooler, and graphics card.
Which CPU would you choose for your next desktop computer build?