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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X gets $100 price cut, could be the best CPU deal of 2020

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AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X is a mighty 12-core processor – which we gave a glowing review – and it has never been cheaper, as far as we are aware, with a mammoth $100 discount at Micro Center.

This incredible deal means you’ll pay $399.99 for the Ryzen 9 3900X, and it tops the previous reduction in which Amazon (and some other retailers) knocked the asking price of the chip down to $418.

Don’t forget that if you buy the processor with an eligible (compatible) motherboard, you can get a further $20 discount on this CPU, effectively bringing the price down to $379.99.

The slight caveat with this Micro Center deal is that it’s in-store pick-up only, so you won’t be able to order the 3900X online to be delivered. There’s also a limit of one CPU per household.

Remember that as recently as October 2019, when the 3900X was still in short supply, Micro Center and other retailers were asking $570 for the chip (well above the recommended $499.99 list price).

The Ryzen 9 3900X comes with 12-cores and 24-threads, with a base clock of 3.8GHz and boost to 4.6GHz. In short, it’s a monster of a processor for gaming, productivity and creative usage, and with a 20% discount, if you’ve been waiting for a great deal, now might be the time to pull the trigger.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X: $499.99 $399.99 at Micro Center
Grabbing this deal gets you a 12-core processor plus bundled Wraith Prism cooler. To put this in perspective, with this 20% discount, the Ryzen 9 3900X is pitched at the list price of the Ryzen 7 3800X 8-core processor.View Deal

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Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).