With so many options on the market, you must get confused about which CPU to buy. So here are the Top 10 CPU Processors you can buy right now according to your needs! These processors have been separated into the following categories;
- Top of the line CPU
- Best for Gaming
- Best for editing/rendering
- VR Champ
- Performance Beast
- Best Midrange
- Best Budget CPU
TOP OF THE LINE
Here we have the best of the best, the latest & greatest CPU available right now. If you have the funds, go for these all-rounders.
1. Intel Core i9-11900K
The intel i9-11900K is the 11th Generation in the processor line of the Intel Core i9 series. It comes with 8 cores & 16 threads and a max frequency of 5.30 GHz it is one of the fastest in the market. You also get a max memory size of up to 128GB.
2. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is the greatest that AMD has to offer. It comes with 16 cores & 32 threads which is double what Intel has to offer. The max clock speed here is 4.9 GHz, and the max memory size is 128GB. In a nutshell, this CPU is a beast.
BEST FOR GAMING
Here are the processors which will help you enjoy your favorite games at max settings, while not going over the top.
1. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
This CPU is a beast for gaming. It is still part of the Ryzen 9 5000 series but it’s just a little cheaper than the 5950. We get 12 cores with 24 threads & the max clock speed here is 4.8 GHz. This CPU will also work on an older motherboard if you have one.
2. Intel Core i9-10900K
The 10th Generation is still really powerful for gaming and can provide you smooth gameplay at max settings (when combined with a decent graphics card). This processor gets us 10 cores & 20 threads with a max clock speed of 5.20 GHz.
BEST FOR EDITING/RENDERING
If you are not a gamer and need a good CPU for your rendering & editing needs. This is the category for you.
1. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
The highest tier in the Ryzen 3000 series is the performance powerhouse you’re looking for if you want something for heavily threaded computer work. This is a great choice for non-gaming needs. It provides you with 16 cores & 32 threads with a max clock speed of 4.7 GHz. It is also very power efficient. You can get your hands on this for around $700.
If you are a VR fan, or you like the idea of hyperthreading, this category is what you are looking for!
1. Intel Core i5-10600K
It is one of the best for Intel’s hyper-threading technology. This chip may lack PCIe 4.0 support and has a higher power consumption, but it makes up for those in spades. Besides hyper-threading, this processor also delivers superb multi-core performance as well as improved single-core performance. With 6 Cores & 12 threads and a max clock speed of 4.7 GHz, it is a great CPU. The best part is you can get this for around $217 which is a great price.
Those processors which provide great performance (highest cores & threads) are available in this category
1. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
The even more potent Ryzen Threadripper 3970X comes with a brand-new architecture that delivers performance gains as well as PCIe 4.0, making it among the best processors in the Threadripper arena. It comes with an insane amount of 32 Cores with 64 Threads and a max clock speed of 4.5 GHz.
BEST MIDRANGE CPU
Here you will find the CPU(s) which provide you with good performance and don’t make you broke. If you want a decent CPU but not the top-of-the-line, this is the place for you.
1. AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
AMD’s Ryzen 5 3400G is a capable option for your home theatre PC and budget gaming computer. That means that it’s among the best processors for folks who don’t quite want to spend a fortune but want a good mid-range CPU. This processor comes with 4 cores & 8 threads, with a max clock speed of 3.7 GHz.
2. Intel Core i7-9700F
The Intel Core i7-9700F is a great option for those who don’t want to go with the pricier i9 series. This i7 will provide for your basic needs & gaming just right, and it works pretty well with most games. This comes with 8 cores, 8 threads, and a max clock speed of 4.7 GHz. All this for under $300 is a pretty good deal.
BEST BUDGET CPU
If you want a processor for your daily needs, and you don’t want to spend much. Here is the cheapest option available that will take care of your daily needs just fine
1. Intel Core i5 9400
The i5-9100f is a decent processor to handle your daily needs, like entertainment, surfing the web, office work, etc. This CPU can also play demanding games at playable fps. This is a brilliant choice for the cheapest CPU. It has 6 cores, 6 threads, and a max clock speed of 4.1 GHz.
So what did you guys think about the Top 10 CPU Processors? Did we miss any? Which one was your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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