Good deal – The “5-star” AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU at €699.90 (-13%)

AMD’s Ryzen 7000s are a new starting point for AMD. This generation takes advantage of Zen 4 architecture, 5nm etching and a new AM5 platform to deliver excellent performance in games and in the application domain.

AMD takes the performance slider up a notch with this Ryzen 9 7950X, which lives up to expectations in the field of video games and applications. And if the power consumption is very high – which leads to significant heating – it is possible to circumvent this problem by activating Eco Mode. This mode hardly impacting performance, it is incomprehensible that it is not activated by default.

Strong points

  • Application performance.
  • Performance in games.
  • Eco Mode life-saving for consumption.
  • Future-oriented AM5 platform.

Weak points

  • Default power consumption.
  • Eco Mode should be enabled by default.

NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).

Alternatively

Undeniably, the Core i9-13900KF is an excellent high-end processor. Its application performance clashes and its score in video games makes it a companion of choice for this type of activity. Its high consumption will however have to be controlled by a suitable cooling system, even if it is possible to reduce this bulimia manually by software.

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