AMD and INTEL – Computex War, consumers win Look inside a computer for the “brain” and you will find a processor. The only 2 brands you will find is either AMD or Intel, these two companies are the dominant competitors in the market. Intel is the better know processor and has been around much longer than AMD, however we can see now that Intel has started to use AMD technologies. For the past decade, we have seen Intel dominating the market and not only in sales but also raw performance. This has made most AMD systems left to be sold as a budget model. This could all change very shortly for AMD with the release if their new Ryzen range. Keeping in line with the AMD linage, these processors are cheap compared to Intel, however they do offer some serious grunt compared to similarly prices Intel chips. Ryzen’s top tier chip in the 3900X, expected to go on sale in July for approx. $US499 The top tier of the Ryzen family is the Ryzen 9 3900X is expected to sell by itself for around $US499 when it goes on sale in early July. Something you may not already know is that most gaming consoles run with AMD hardware. We can expect that Ryzen hardware will be deployed in new gaming PC’s soon also and is now a true competitor against Intel with price and efficiency. The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X has a 3.8 GHz base clock speed, 4.6 GHz boost and a hefty 70MB of cache.