What are the best 8 Core processor?

Personal computers have come a long way since the first microprocessor was invented. Today's processors offer unparalleled performance with reasonable power requirements and thermal output. Here are some of the best 8-core processors for your next PC build.

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    #1AMD FX-8300 Black Edition

    AMD FX-8300 Black Edition

    The AMD FX-8300 Black Edition is an 8-core processor that helps your computer work on many tasks at the same time! It is specially created to reduce leakage, so it is accurate to improve your machine's efficiency.

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    Phillip Phillips
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "This 8-core processor is quite dated already but if you don't have any specific requirements, it's still a solid choice and still provides good performance overall."
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    #2Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    The Intel Core i7-7820X Extreme Edition features an 8-core processor with 16 threads, Intel Turbo Boosts Max Technology 3.0. It also has support for Intel Optane Memory as well as Intel Optane SDD.

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    Li Song
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "Intel's X-Series processors offer great performance and this 8-core CPU is one of the best in the market right now. Whether it's for gaming or for productivity, it delivers great performance."
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    #3AMD FX-8350 Black Edition

    AMD FX-8350 Black Edition

    The AMD FX-8350 Black Edition is an 8 core processor for desktop computers with 4.0/4.2GHz base and overdrive processing speed. Power wattage is 125W, with 8MB L3 cache, and built on a 32nm manufacturing process.

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    Craig Kim
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "It's great how this 8-core processor still performs well years after its release. I still get respectable frame rates in games and multi-threaded performance. The main thing you really lose out on is with thermals and power draw so consider these two things before purchasing."

DID YOU KNOW?

Intel introduced the first-ever microprocessor in 1971? They called it Intel 4004, a 4-bit microprocessor. You may be wondering what "bit" is. The power that a microprocessor is able to give out is being measured in "bits". It refers to the basic unit of code or coded instruction. These codes, expressed in a string of binary are 1s and 0s. The more powerful a microprocessor is, the fast it's able to interpret and perform tasks. The 4004 was soon replaced by the faster 8008 model only a year later. If you'll notice, this 8-bit microprocessor is double the bit count. This would be the case for the next 20. It was until they reached 64-bit microprocessors which we still use to this day.

Today's microprocessors are a fry cry from the ones a few decades ago. They are powerful, efficient, and are able to dissipate heat without issue. Modern CPUs feature more processing units called cores. More cores equate to even better performance. Like with bits, core counts double as they go up. Consumer-grade desktop CPUs feature 8-core designs. They offer the best performance possible right now within thermal constraints. These 8-core processor beasts can chew through any task you throw at them. Some aim for the best productivity performance. While others target gaming to maximize frames per second. No matter what your budget is, you'll find one the will suit your system.

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    #4AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor

    AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor

    The AMD FX-8320 is an 8-core processor featuring 8 cores and 8 threads, 3.5/4GHz base, and overdrive processing speed. It is compatible with AM3+ socket type motherboards and has a TDP of 125W.

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    Dan Xu
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "It's a good value for money as far as 8-core processors are concerned and this is considering how old this processor is at this point as well. You will probably see the most performance hit with gaming but aside from that, it's still a solid choice overall."
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    #5Intel Core i7-9700K

    Intel Core i7-9700K

    The Intel Core i7-9700K is an 8-core processor with 8 threads with a base clock of 3.60 GHz and a maximum boost clock of up to 4.90 GHz. Intel UHD Graphics 630 built-in as well as support for Intel Optane Memory.

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    Brandon Hicks
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "The best overall 8-core processor that you can get for your PC. It's great for gaming and provides equally great single-threaded and multi-core performance for heavier workloads."
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    #6AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is the latest high-end processor from the company's 2nd generation Zen 2 line of processors. It features 8 cores and 16 thread with a maximum core clock boost of  4.40 GHz and comes with the Wraith Prism CPU cooler.

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    He Zhang
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "If productivity and multi-core performance is your top priority, the Ryzen 7 3700X is a better option over Intel's offerings while having double the thread count, consuming less power, and comes at a cheaper price. It's an amazing 8-core processor overall."

Summary

Best What are the best 8 Core processor
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AMD FX-8300 Black EditionElectronics 8 Paid
2Intel Core i7-7820X ProcessorElectronics 6 Paid
3AMD FX-8350 Black EditionElectronics 3 Paid
4AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
5Intel Core i7-9700KElectronics 0 Paid
6AMD Ryzen 7 3700XElectronics 0 Paid
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