If you are planning to upgrade to the newest AMD ZEN 4 platform with Ryzen 7000 series processors. Here is the SRP of the 4 models of processors. The 7600X is the cheapest of the 4 and is priced at one dollar less of S$500.

As there is a change of memory type and thermal requirements, these processors will need brand new DDR5 modules. You will probably need a new heatsink to handle the heat.

Seriously, even if you are a content creator, you would need to fork out another sum of money for a better graphics card. The total cost of ownership of and AMD system is getting too expensive.

Yesterday, Intel just announced it’s 13th Generation Core processor. The pricing of the cheapest processor

is $294 (~S$423). One thing I would prefer the Intel over the AMD this time round is it’s compatibility with DDR4 module.

For the high end segment it is AMD Ryzen 9 7950X vs Intel Core i9-13900K. Intel Core i9-13900K is priced at USD 589 (~S$848), that is still cheaper than the highest end desktop Ryzen 9 7950X.

This time round Intel has it’s strategy right with this backward support of DDR4. We just hope that they won’t be changing socket type every now and then. Compatibility is the utmost concern for upgraders. That is how AMD Ryzen found success from the previous generations of platform.

The only variable left is the price of the motherboard, heatsink and power supply if you are upgrading your PC from a few generations ago. All of these need to be changed.

So, will you buy the AMD Ryzen 7000 series or wait for the Intel 13th generation next month ? Comment below.

By Harry