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AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
Intel Core i3 2100
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X-T Series Unlocked vs Intel Core i3 2100 Legacy Series

Analysis:

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT makes for a good, if unremarkable, CPU for people with a $460 budget.

The Intel Core i3 2100, however, is merely mediocre at its $130 asking price, when compared to similarly priced products, and won't satisfy the needs of most people.

In either case, we suggest that you first take a look at some other options at the $460 and $170 price points before committing to one of these - it's likely that you'll be able to find some better alternatives.

If you're still interested in learning more about the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and Intel Core i3 2100, however, we wrote a summary of what we could find about them:

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT hasn't managed to earn a top spot in any roundups from sources that conduct trustworthy hands-on testing. Nevertheless, reviewers from sites, such as TechSpot, PC Gamer, and PCmag all gave it a spot on their list.

As for the Intel Core i3 2100 - Techradar, a source that conducts reliable hands-on testing, has featured it in its Intel Core i3 2100 review roundup. However, it didn't make it to any of the top spots.

We couldn't find any sources that tested both of these CPUs, so we only analyzed how they performed in reviews from different sites.

We first examined which sources rated each of these best and found that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT got its highest, 8.7, rating from TechSpot, while the Intel Core i3 2100 earned its best, 6, score from Techradar.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
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PCmag
TechSpot
PC Gamer
Techradar
Tech. Specs Comparison
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
$649
Intel Core i3 2100
$130
Hyperthreading
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPU
No
Yes
Number of Cores
12
2
Number of Threads
24
4
Processor Speed
3.8 (GHz)
3.1 (GHz)
Unlocked CPU
Yes
No
Good expert review scores
8.3
Avg. Review Score
Score
Low expert review scores
6.0
Avg. Review Score
Score

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