AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors just hit stores and they seem to be running out of stock pretty much everywhere. If you are based in India, don’t buy from Amazon. Firstly, the naming of the AMD CPUs is messed up, and secondly, they sell them for a premium. Your best bet is one of the big three retailers of India: MDComputers, Vedant Computers, and PrimeABGB. We’d suggest staying away from Vedant as they charge you an extra 100-200 for shipping and possibly another 50-100 for some other crap. That leaves us with PrimeABGB and MDComputers. We tried placing an order on both these online stores to see which one has the lowest final price and here’s what we found:
Prime charges an additional 50 bucks or so for packaging and another 75 for Zone 1 shipping, so we checked out MD to see if they have any hidden fees.
And voila. We’ve got a winner!
Best Budget CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
With a price tag of 17,098 INR, the Ryzen 5 3600 performs better than the much more expensive Intel Core i7-8700K, both in gaming and content creation. It’s possibly the best value-for-money CPU in the market. You can buy it here.
Best High-End: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
The Ryzen 7 3700X competes with the Core i9-9900K that costs an additional 15K. In fact, in multi-threaded
Enthusiast Range: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
If you want the absolute fastest CPU that obliterates giants like the Extreme Edition i7s and i9s from Intel for half the price, then this is the processor for you. It costs a reasonable 42,468 INR and comes with 12 cores, 24 threads and a boost clock of 4.6GHz. Courtesy of the soldered IHS, you should be able to overclock it to up to 4.7-4.8GHz (updated) without any problem. The gigantic 70MB of cache makes it one of the best CPUs for gaming. We’ll have a review up soon. In the meantime, if you are planning to buy this beast, here’s the link.