Which computer processor is best ? ( full guide )

What are the best processors in the general consumer market right now? It is a complicated question, since to answer it we have to distinguish between different profiles and types of user , and we also have to take into account another very important aspect: the budget of each of them.

This brings us to a very simple reality, and that is that the best processor for a user who only wants to play their favorite titles, and who has a low budget, will not coincide with the best processor for another user who also wants to stream. or work with heavy applications. Each type of user needs a specific processor according to their real needs, no more.

In this guide we have taken this reality into account, and for this reason we have selected those that are, today, the seven best processors for general consumption, not only evaluating their price-performance ratio, but also taking into account the type of target user. For this reason, next to each model that we have chosen, you will find a description that will help you to be clear about its potential , with what type of workloads it develops all its value and which user profile it is oriented.

As always, if you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments . We will be happy to help you solve it. That said, let’s start, although before going directly into the subject we are going to review with you a series of basic notions that are important to better understand the keys of this article.

The best processors available: preliminary considerations

The value of a processor , which makes it one of the best, or the worst, on the market is, in general, its price-performance ratio. For example, a processor may be the most powerful on the market, but also the most expensive. If you cannot justify the difference in price compared to another inferior model, offering a corresponding performance improvement, it will not deserve to be considered as a good option.

With this clear, we must address another important concept, the optimal minimum for a certain task. That a processor has a good value in price-performance ratio does not make it a good choice for any user profile. We each have our own needs, and therefore we must look for a processor with a good price-performance value that is also sufficient to meet them. It is as important not to overdo it, since we will spend money unnecessarily (we will not amortize the investment), as not to stay short (we could have problems in the short term).

For example, a gamer will have enough with a processor with four cores and eight threads in most of today’s games, but a more demanding gamer will need one with six cores and twelve threads . At the same time, another user who wants to “stream” while playing, or running demanding professional applications, unifying work and leisure on the same PC, might need an eight-core 16-thread CPU.

The number of cores matters, but other aspects of the processor also matter , such as the platform it is integrated into, the IPC it offers and the thermal (cooling) requirements it has. We could delve into these questions, but we would have to spend so much time on them that it would allow for a complete article.

The platform determines the support of advanced technologies and the possibilities of expansion . In this matter, AMD is ahead, thanks to the support that the AM4 socket has received, and also to the overclocking support even in cheap chipsets and the implementation of the PCIE Gen4 standard. Regarding the IPC, from the Ryzen 3000 or Core 6000 series we already move at optimal levels, so in general it is an issue that should not worry us too much.

On thermal requirements, it is a more important issue than it seems. If we have a very tight budget, it can be much more profitable to buy a processor that performs a little less, but that generates less heat and that comes with a cooling system included . The savings can be very large, as quality AIO solutions with a 240mm radiator range from $ 130 to $ 150.

For example, if we are going to play and we want an Intel processor, the Core i5 10400F is a much more interesting solution in price-performance value than the Core i5 10600K , since it offers a similar performance at a much lower price, and it also comes with a modest but fully functional cooling system.

That being said, we are ready to enter to see the list of the seven best processors that we can buy, right now, in the general consumer market. They are ordered from lowest to highest price , since, as we have said, their real value varies depending on the needs of each type of user, and therefore we cannot order them hierarchically. Keep in mind that we limit ourselves to new models, and available in stock.

1.-Intel Core i3-10100F.

  • Comet Lake-S architecture in 14 nm ++ process.
  • 4 cores and 8 threads at 3.6 GHz-4.3 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
  • No integrated GPU.
  • 6MB L3 cache.
  • 65 watt TDP. Includes fan.
  • LGA1200 socket (400 chipset).
  • It does not support overclocking.

It is one of the best processors that we can buy right now because it offers high performance at a very contained price . Thanks to its high IPC, and its four cores and eight threads, it is capable of moving practically any current game without problems.

Ideal user profile:  players with small budgets, mainly. It can also go a long way with professional applications that do not require a high thread count.

It is a good option to mount a powerful but low-cost PC , and to accompany mid-range graphics cards. With high-end graphics cards it will end up making us a bottleneck, especially in resolutions lower than 4K.

2.- Intel Core i5-10400F .

  • Comet Lake-S architecture in 14 nm ++ process.
  • 6 cores and 12 threads at 2.9 GHz-4.3 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
  • No integrated GPU.
  • 12MB L3 cache.
  • 65 watt TDP. Includes fan.
  • LGA1200 socket (400 chipset).
  • It does not support overclocking.

This is undoubtedly one of the best inexpensive mid-range processors that we can find right now, as it offers excellent performance both in games and in applications that require a relatively high parallelization capacity.

Ideal user profile:  especially gamers who want a powerful processor with a good lifespan, but have a somewhat limited budget, although not so tight that they have to go for a Core i3 10100F.

Thanks to its six cores and twelve threads, it can go a long way even in professional applications, and it offers a very solid value in every way. We could use it to accompany even high-end graphics cards.

3.-Intel Core i7-9700F .

  • Coffee Lake Refresh architecture in process of 14 nm +.
  • 8 cores and 8 threads at 3 GHz-4.7 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
  • No integrated GPU.
  • 12MB L3 cache.
  • 65 watt TDP. Includes fan.
  • LGA1151 socket (300 chipset).
  • It does not support overclocking.

This processor has become an interesting value thanks to the continuous price drops it has received. Although it is limited to one thread per core, since it does not have Intel’s HT technology, its eight physical cores and its high IPC make it a very powerful chip, capable of moving any current game optimally, and with a long useful life.

Ideal user profile : it is a good option, especially for those who already have a compatible device based on the LGA1151 socket and who want to upgrade to a more powerful processor without having to make a large investment. However, a nuance, and that is that the cooling system that he brings from home is somewhat fair, and therefore it would be a good idea to mount a more capable model (an inexpensive fan of 20 to 30 dollar is enough).

If you are going to build a new PC and want to choose Intel at all costs, it is more profitable to mount a Core i5 10400F and invest the more than 100 dollar you save in other components, or in case you want an eight-core chip, you should go for the model that we are going to see next.

4.-Intel Core i7-10700  .

  • Comet Lake-S architecture in 14 nm ++ process.
  • 8 cores and 16 threads at 2.9 GHz-4.8 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
  • With integrated GPU.
  • 16MB L3 cache.
  • 65 watt TDP. Includes fan.
  • LGA1200 socket (400 chipset).
  • It does not support overclocking.

Undoubtedly one of the best processors offered by Intel right now in a price-performance ratio within the upper-middle range . It’s an all-rounder chip that can handle just about anything, and will offer a long service life.

Ideal user profile : demanding gamers who want to enjoy high performance in both current and future games, and who want to worry about having to update even in the long term, since its 8 cores and 16 threads and its high IPC guarantee good performance during years. It can even with demanding professional applications.

It is a good option to mount a high-performance PC while maintaining a balanced budget. The Ryzen 7 3700X also offers an interesting value , but it is a bit more expensive and due to its lower CPI, and lower operating frequencies, it falls a bit below the Core i7 10700F.

5.-AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  .

  • Zen 3 architecture at 7 nm.
  • 6 cores and 12 threads at 3.7 GHz-4.6 GHz.
  • No integrated GPU.
  • 32MB L3 cache.
  • 65 watt TDP. Includes fan.
  • Socket AM4 (B450 chipset or higher).
  • Supports overclocking.

It is a very powerful processor , so much so that we can consider it the best option today to get the most out of top-of-the-range graphics cards playing at 1080p and 1440p resolutions . In these resolutions, the bottleneck is marked by the CPU, and the Ryzen 5 5600X is one of the best processors in this regard thanks to its high IPC. 

Ideal user profile : demanding players who want to enjoy maximum performance without having to make a crazy investment, and without having to wait to start paying for it. Thanks to its high IPC, and its six cores and twelve threads, it fits perfectly with any current graphics card, even with the RTX 3090 and RX 6900 XT.

If we have a more generous budget and our primary goal is to play , the Ryzen 5 5600X is a more interesting purchase than other more powerful multi-threaded chips, such as the Ryzen 7 3700X, for example. Keep in mind that, right now, we will not use the Ryzen 7 3700X optimally in games, but the Ryzen 5 5600X will make a big difference out of the box, thanks to the improvements that the Zen 3 architecture brings .

6.-AMD Ryzen 9 3900X  .

  • Zen 2 architecture at 7 nm.
  • 12 cores and 24 threads at 3.8 GHz-4.6 GHz.
  • No integrated GPU.
  • 64MB L3 cache.
  • 105 watt TDP. Includes fan.
  • Socket AM4 (B350 chipset or higher).
  • Supports overclocking.

With this processor we are facing a quite interesting off-road solution, since thanks to its 12-core and 24-thread configuration, and its high IPC, it is capable of offering good performance in games, and also in very demanding professional applications.

Ideal user profile:  professionals with relatively tight budgets, players who want to combine work and leisure on a single PC, and also those who want to play and stream with all the guarantees. One of the best processors to build a high-end “Swiss Army knife” PC.

If we are only going to use the PC to play games, this processor will be more than enough, but it represents a very high investment that we will not be taking advantage of . In that case, it would be better to go for a Ryzen 5 5600X, for example.

7.-AMD Ryzen 7 5800X  .

  • Zen 3 architecture at 7 nm.
  • 8 cores and 16 threads at 3.8 GHz-4.7 GHz.
  • No integrated GPU.
  • 32MB L3 cache.
  • 105 watt TDP. Does not include fan.
  • Socket AM4 (B450 chipset or higher).
  • Supports overclocking.

One of the best processors on the high-end market, and my favorite processor to build, today, a very powerful PC that is capable not only of offering maximum performance in games, but also of shining in professional applications. Its gaming performance is fantastic, it can handle demanding multi-threaded applications without any problem, and it is assured of a long service life.

Ideal user profile: demanding gamers who want to enjoy maximum performance and forget about having to update their PC in years. We can pair it with any current high-end graphics card without any problem.

The Ryzen 7 5800X represents a significant investment, that is obvious, but it offers such high performance that it deserves to be considered one of the best processors in its category , and obviously in its price range.

Recommendations on the best processors .

In the following list we include a selection of the best processors according to the use that we are going to give it and the brand to help you choose the one that best suits your needs and requirements.

Best gaming processor: i7 10700K

“With the i7 10700K you will experience gaming like never before. Next-generation performance that amazes the most demanding “

  • Lithography: 14nm
  • Cores: 8
  • Threads: 16
  • Frequency: 5.1 Ghz
  • Cache memory: 16mb
  • Power consumption: 125w
  • Overclocking: Yes

With the i7 10700K we have possibly the best gaming pc processor on the market due to the performance it offers at a very competitive price.

With this processor we are in the high end of the latest generation of Intel offering us 8 cores in 16 threads with a base frequency of 3.8 up to an amazing turbo frequency of 5.1 Ghz in its overclocking mode.

It has the new Comet Lake architecture at 7nm that improves the efficiency of its operation, improving its performance by 10% over the old generation .

Overall, the Core i7-10700K offers almost the same gaming performance as the Core i9-10900K , but for $ 100 less, and its overclocking ability eliminates any significant differences in performance between the two processors.

You also get extremely high performance in single-threaded programs, making it one of the best you can buy if you want the best performance in games. Ideal to accompany the latest graphics cards and for 2K and 4K resolutions .

This leaves the Core i7-10700K as a good choice for high-end gaming PCs , making it a very good choice for overclocking enthusiasts and those obsessed with frame rates in video games.

Best price-quality processor: Ryzen 5 3600

“Possibly the best mid-range processor for gaming and office automation”

  • Lithography: 7nm
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 12
  • Frequency: 4.2 Ghz
  • Cache memory: 36 Mb
  • Power consumption: 65w
  • Overclocking: No

The Ryzen 5 3600 is one of the best value for money processors , offering a wonderful amount of performance in a unit that has 6 cores at 12 threads with a 65W consumption at a speed of 4.2 Ghz in turbo mode. Most inexpensive gaming computers have it.

This is an advantage for small format enthusiasts as it is perfect for small desktops. as it does not require great ventilation and has great power.

In this version you cannot overclock as with its older brother the Ryzen 5 3600X , but even so, we can achieve similar performance in most applications, games, and demanding programs.

With this, we will be saving approximately fifty dollar in exchange for some class-leading features, such as the new PCIe 4.0 interface , which allows a much greater transmission of information than its predecessors.

Best cheap processor: i3 10100

“Amazing quality / price where we will have the power for most tasks for less than 100 dollar”

  • Lithography: 14nm
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Frequency: 4.3 Ghz
  • Cache Memory: 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
  • Power consumption: 65W
  • Overclocking: No

With the i3 10100 we are facing one of the best low-priced processors from Intel but at the same time capable of competing with the previous generation i5 series . A laptop processor for students for its great value for money.

With 4 cores to 8 threads we have a unit that works at an excellent speed of 4.3 Ghz in its turbo mode and has a 14nm manufacturing process.

This, together with its low consumption of 65w, will allow us to build a cheap computer but with enough power for daily tasks even to accompany a mid-range graphics card without experiencing bottlenecks. 

This little consumption will translate into a low level of heating , a cheaper energy source and savings in the heatsink since with the one that comes standard we will have more than enough so that the temperatures of the unit do not exceed 75ºC . 

For less than 100 dollar we will have a very competitive processor that will be able to compete with the 9th generation i5 series or even the 7th generation i7 processors.

Best AMD processors: Ryzen 3800XT

“Processor oriented for extreme gaming. Perfect for the most demanding players looking for high frame rates “

  • Lithography: 7nm
  • Cores: 8
  • Threads: 16
  • Frequency: 4.7 Ghz
  • Cache memory: 36MB
  • Power consumption: 105W
  • Overclocking: Yes

AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series has landed, upping Intel’s ante in its high-stakes game for dominance of the desktop PC market with a line of new processors geared toward a larger core organization that target unprecedented raw power. . Without a doubt one of the best processors from AMD

Therefore, we are facing the Ryzen 7 3800xt , one of the best processors of the company and one of the heirs of the old Threadthripper intended for the enthusiastic public who want maximum power in their equipment. 

Considering its technical characteristics, we are facing a processor that has 8 cores and 16 threads at a speed of 4.7 Ghz with a manufacturing process at 7nm and 105W of energy consumption.  

It allows the option of overclocking it to exceed 5 Ghz clock speed.

This generation of AMD processors have taken the upper hand against their main competition, placing themselves ahead in terms of performance at a slightly more affordable price.

According to the benchmarks carried out, we find that it falls short of a single-core performance score compared to the new generation of Intel, the i7 10700k , so it would take better advantage of the performance / price in video games by providing an almost identical frame rate for 200 euros less. Thanks to processors like this we can find all kinds of good and cheap laptops .

Best Intel processors: i9 10900

“One of the best next-generation processors where efficiency and overall performance have been improved.”

  • Architecture / Lithography: 14nm
  • Cores: 10
  • Threads: 20
  • Frequency: 5.2 Ghz
  • Cache memory: 64MB
  • Power consumption: 105W
  • Overclocking: No

The Intel i9 10900 is one of the latest processors made by Intel and one of the most powerful in the family. It has an amazing power supplied by its 10 cores and 20 threads which work at a speed of 2.8Ghz in its normal mode and reach 5.2 in its turbo mode.

This makes it an extremely efficient processor, almost doubling its speed when necessary. 

It also has integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics , to be able to have a GPU without having to buy a graphics card. Ideal if we have a small budget.

This processor stands out in single-wire activities , in 3d renderings and in single-core performance, obtaining very good results in several benchmarks based on these qualities. This makes it an excellent processor for video games.

Where we can see that its performance decreases slightly is in performance with threads or several simultaneous processes, in multicore performance in 3d rendering and in overclocking practices. But even so, it still has power to spare for all those tasks

What are the best processors for PCs? – Guide

In the guide below we will explain a little about all the most important concepts to buy the best processor according to your needs. We will also give you a series of recommendations based on your budget, the brand or the tasks you are going to carry out.

What is a processor?

The central processing unit or commonly called CPU is the component that is responsible for responding to and processing the basic instructions that a computer handles. The CPU is considered the main integrated circuit chip of a computer, since it is responsible for interpreting most of the commands of the other elements it is ordered.

This processing unit performs most of the arithmetic operations and also assigns commands for other chips and components that run on a computer such as the gpu or ram.

Strictly speaking, the CPU is not the only processor in a computer . The other most notable example and similar to microprocessors are graphics cards or GPUs but designed to calculate and interpret other types of data at a faster speed.

In addition, the hard drive and other devices of a computer also do some kind of processing independently. However, the term processor is generally understood to refer to the CPU

Processors can be found in PCs, smartphones, tablets, other computers, and in general in most electronic products.

In the market there are many models and generations , but in terms of companies we find two companies that take almost the entire market, which are AMD and Intel.

How to choose the best processor for pc?

Before buying it, we must know what most important characteristics we must take into account before going for the best processors on the market. These are the main ones:

Fan

The fan is a fundamental component of our CPU. It will be in charge of extracting the excess temperature generated in the computation of tasks produced by the current of the circuits. Keeping the temperature at the correct levels provides us with a more optimal functioning of the cpu and less wear on the materials, so in this way, with a good heat sink we can extend the useful life of our processor .

All the cpu’s on the market include a small fan that, in most cases, can be useful.

Generally, they work very closely with low / mid-range processors whose power and energy demand is relatively low.

In addition, the series fans will be a good option if the workload that we are going to request from the cpu is not very high.

If we go for a high – end processor , with high clock frequencies with which we will express its potential, as recommended it is to acquire optional fan or water cooling system for those more powerful. The ryzen 7 or the Intel i7 or i9 series are the best processors for the installation of these cooling systems.

Velocity

With the processing speed we refer to the number of times per second that it is capable of processing the information . It is given by the voltage to which the construction architecture can already be subjected. This measurement is expressed in Ghz and the higher this value, the more computing speed the unit will have.

You have to be careful with this because, generally, the higher the speed, the higher the temperature reaches the processor, so it would be convenient to buy a separate heatsink in this type of case. The best processors on the market are around speeds above 4.7 Ghz

Nuclei 

A core, or CPU core, is the ” brain ” of a CPU. It receives instructions, and performs calculations, or operations, to satisfy those instructions. It should be noted that all the instructions that pass through the processor are analyzed in the cores and their work is called instruction cycles in which millions of cycles can be given in just one minute.

A processor with two cores is called a dual-core processor ; with four cores, a ” quad-core “; six cores, one “hexa-core” ; eight cores, an “octa core” . As of 2019, most consumer CPUs have between two and twelve cores. CPUs intended for workstations and servers can have up to 48 cores.

Each core of a CPU can perform operations separately from the others. Or, multiple cores can work together to perform parallel operations on a shared set of data in the CPU cache.

Brand

As for the manufacturers of microprocessor brands, we have several names where each one is destined to the manufacture of processors for different devices. In the world of PC (both desktop and laptop ) we have manufacturers Intel and AMD which account for the largest percentage of the computer market. Both are exceptional brands with a long history and experience in the sector, but lately AMD is building slightly more powerful processors than Intel.

After attending the world of mobile phones we find numerous manufacturers who compete in a huge market where demand squeezes factories. In this sector we find companies such as TSMC and IBM that distribute processors to companies such as Apple and Motorola or Qualcomm that manufactures for Samsung and other leading brands in the telephone sector that manufacture for the best laptops on the market.

Which is better processor, AMD or Intel ?

For many users, the difference between any of the current generation CPUs from AMD and Intel is slight depending on whether we orient them to one process or another . They can all surf the web, stream Netflix, run office apps, multitask between them all, and more. The only way to really discover the differences between the best processors is to run demanding workloads. 

Based on numerous studies and benchmarks carried out with the different types of processors, it has been concluded that depending on the type of activity there are some processors that perform better than others.

In the case of multi-threaded application workloads such as rendering programs, Photoshop or video editing, the Ryzen have a slightly higher performance than the Intel due to having a greater number of cores such as the 3900X, so If you dedicate yourself to the creation of audiovisual content, the AMDs are a more attractive option. 

For gaming activities , the differences can be made more noticeable towards the AMD side. With a high-end GPU such as an RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti, Intel CPUs are less fast than AMD’s Ryzen, surpassing them by 5 and 10 percent , and in some games the difference can reach be 15 percent . 

This, together with the fact that the prices of the Intel brand are slightly higher than the AMD ones, place the latter as the best option if we want a multitasking processor that offers us excellent performance at an excellent value for money . Although Intel processors are still a very good option due to the high quality of their components and their longevity 

On the contrary, if we are looking for a laptop processor, Intel processors have a better performance than AMD. Also, if you want to find information about hard drives to accompany your processor, see this guide on the best ssd hard drives .

What’s the best desktop microprocessor on the market?

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT is the best current processor in terms of power and performance on the market, beating the same range of its competition the i9 10900K by 10% . It is a processor that will surprise you in any activity you do and will meet your expectations. It has 12 processing cores and 24 threads that manage the flow of information efficiently. Without a doubt, a monster mounted on the top brands of laptops !

It also has a turbo speed of 4.7 Ghz , a 7nm manufacturing process and a consumption of 105w.

It allows to overclock it so it would be convenient to buy a separate heatsink if we are thinking of mounting this processor on our desktop.

In the benchmarks carried out, we found a superior performance in the single core jobs, reaching scores that exceed 85% of the capacity of these programs. Therefore, in gaming tasks it will have an exceptional performance in which not even the best graphics card on the market will be able to suppose a bottleneck.

In multicore tasks the score drops somewhat but even so, it continues to maintain exceptional values, outperforming the vast majority of the competition

What is the best processor for video editing?

Video editing is a very intensive process in terms of processing and demand for instructions for the processor, so it is essential that when building a computer for this type of work, a large part of the budget is invested in buying the best processor for edition. Most video editing programs are highly CPU dependent.

There are many factors that affect processor performance when editing videos.

For example, when you work with high resolutions like 4K , even 8K , you will be asking the processor to analyze a large amount of information . Therefore, your computer may take a while, even with the simplest tasks.

When it’s time to render, you’ll also feel that the process can take minutes if you don’t have a fast processor.

Other aspects, such as video codecs , file types, or decompression of certain files from reflex or video cameras can affect the performance of the processor since they are heavy elements with a large amount of information where the processor must transform it into a language that the program itself is capable of interpreting. 

These and others are the different tasks that can affect the performance of your processor, and as you can see, there are many. Your CPU is likely to multitask while editing your videos . Therefore, it is crucial that you choose the right one for your needs and do not cut your budget on this component.

The best design processors that we recommend are the following:

  • Ryzen 5 3600X : If you are looking for a cheap processor that performs enough for basic or intermediate editing tasks without very heavy files.
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : If what you want is an excellent price-quality processor with enough performance for long-term video editing and quality higher than Fullhd and the use of effects. 
  • Ryzen 9 3900X : If you are a video editing professional or hardware enthusiast and you work with large loads of work, 3d effects, high resolution mockup rendering etc.

What are the best processors by range? 

You may need to choose a processor that has to fit within a set maximum budget. For this, we bring you the best processors by price range , from the cheapest to those valued at 500 dollar. If price is a determining factor in your purchase, look at the processors we have selected for you.

Best Low-End Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

The Ryzen 3 3300X Unlocks a New Level of Performance in Budget Processors . We can confirm by user and expert opinions that we are looking at the best low-end processor with a quad-core and eight-thread configuration that can fully boost low-end and mid-range graphics cards.

This new processor uses the new Zen 2 architecture in conjunction with the 7nm process to take performance to new heights, while also enabling new features for lower-end processors. The 3300X’s four cores are clocked at 3.8 GHz and boosted to 4.3 GHz , providing fast performance in low-threaded applications such as games.

This processor is also valid for rendering programs with a power that exceeds the price paid for it. Although if we are going to operate with heavy renders, high-quality or long-lasting files or we are going to include many elements in our designs, it would be best to go to a higher series at least so as not to have problems in the future. 

The AMD Ryzen 3 does not support overclocking and its power consumption is very low reaching 65W so it will very rarely experience high temperatures

Best Mid-Range Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

The Ryzen 5 3600X is the best processor in a mid-range price range for gaming and productivity. It offers excellent value for money and with a modest outlay you will have a microprocessor for years. In the comparison market, the Ryzen 5 3600X regularly outperforms the Core i5-9600K in both gaming and productivity categories. , albeit with very narrow margins in games, surpassing it by just 5%.

This processor is for you if you like overclocking and raw power, but you’ll have to provide your own separate cooler if you’re going to hit high frequencies.

On the other hand, Intel processors that offer slightly less performance, but you will have enough with the fan that they include in the box since its energy cost and temperatures will be lower. Most enthusiasts looking for a fast processor that can handle common computing tasks with relative ease will find an incredible opportunity in the Ryzen 5 3600X.

Best High-End Processor: Intel i9 10700K

The new generation of Intel has entered the market breaking the benchmarks of the previous generations. Now with the Intel i9 10700k we have the best high-end processor which has excellent performance both in mono-core applications such as games and in rendering and 3d programs where simultaneous multiple cores are required. 

This processor has a total of 10 cores and 20 threads with a turbo frequency of 5.3 Ghz so we will have to be careful with the temperatures and with its energy consumption since it is somewhat high. 

It is a processor that supports overclocking , so if we have knowledge of this technique we can squeeze its frequency to more than 5.3 Ghz . We only recommend it if you are going to need an extra boost due to the demands of your tasks.

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