According to Zystax, game lovers should take a closer look not at the new Intel Core i5-12600K, but at the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. And this is despite the worse performance results than Intel’s. Such a purchase will be more profitable for five reasons.
- Processor prices and dumping… Hardly anyone would deny that cost is one of the main factors in choosing a processor model. So, in the “Regard” store, the price of the Ryzen 5 5600X is 24,250 rubles, while the Core i5-12600K is 25,370 rubles. In addition, there is a high probability that AMD will begin to reduce the prices of its processors and soon the Ryzen 5 5600X will cost less than 20,000 rubles.
- Motherboard prices… Although some AMD processors are more expensive than their Intel counterparts, all this is offset by motherboard prices. For example, a fairly good budget motherboard ASRock B550M Phantom Gaming 4 (on the B550 chipset) will cost 7410 rubles at Regard, and the cheapest socket 1700 motherboard – MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 – will cost 16640 rubles. Another argument in favor of AMD – AM4 devices for Zen, Zen + and Zen 2 have a greater set of features and functions than Intel boards on H and B chipsets at the same price.