And one motherboard.
The year 2019 is approaching the end, which means that it is time to take various results. Our colleagues from TechSpot decided to approach the issue from an unusual perspective and compiled a list of the most unsuccessful processors and video cards of this year.
So, not a single product opens the list, but a whole line – Intel Cascade Lake-X processors. These are almost the same CPUs as a year or two ago, but for half the money. But such an impressive reduction in price could not make these processors more attractive than the competitors ’proposals – Intel was simply late with this reduction in price.
As a result, the 18-core Core i9-10980XE for $ 1,000 is often slower than the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X for $ 750. Yes, it’s impossible to find a second one for the money, but, firstly, the shortage is temporary, and secondly, the motherboard for the Intel processor will be significantly more expensive.
The next on the list is the AMD processor – Ryzen 7 3800X. This is an excellent CPU, but not particularly different in performance from the Ryzen 7 3700X, while it costs significantly more.
The source also considered the Intel Core i9-9900KF and Core i9-9900KS processors to be unsuccessful, since they do not differ much from the Core i9-9900K and still can not compete with AMD processors.
Among the video cards, the source identified two. The GeForce GTX 1650 turned out to be not cheap enough or not productive enough to compete with the Radeon RX 570, and after the release of the GTX 1650 Super, the meaning in the younger card will be only if it gets cheaper at least to 110-120 dollars.
The second unsuccessful video card is Asus TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 XT. In this case, we are not talking about the RX 5700 XT as a whole, but specifically about a specific Asus model. The thing is that the manufacturer made a mistake when creating a cooling system, because of which the memory chips are heated above 100 degrees.
Well, as a bonus, the MSI X570 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard is added to the list. Exactly for the same reason the Asus card is higher – huge problems with overheating.