What are the best budget gaming processors?

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    #1Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 Processor

    Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 Processor

    The Intel Core i5-8400 Processor has a base core clock of 2.80 GHz and can boost up to 4.00 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology. It has 6 cores and 6 threads and comes with Intel UHD Graphics 630 built-in.

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    Brittany Crawford
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "This processor dominates I came from a fx8350 overlooked to 4.9 ghz to this processor for gaming there is a huge difference not in over all higher frames per second I would say but my 1% and .1% lows are much higher leading to overall a much better experience believe it or not even though I'm using a conventional harddrive I can tell this thing is a bit more responsive my noquada d15 got a stable overlook of 4.9 I could get 5.0 but I had to pump so much power into the chip I wanted nothing to do with it I'd consider my cpu as far as overclocking ever so slightly above average some have gotten to 5.0 or higher the worst I've herd was 4.7"
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    #2AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor

    The AMD's Ryzen1700 is a powerful 8 core processor unlocked with 4mb/16mb caché and Wraith Spire Led Cooler thermal solution. It has been designed for gamers and creators. 

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    Hannah Day
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "This is a decent suggestion the processor can run almost any game. "
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    #3AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor

    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor
    Thanks to its quad-core architecture, this processor is perfect for gaming and computing. It also features the wraith stealth cooler, for a great thermal distribution to prevent overheating. 




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    Carol Barnett
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "I would have to say AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor is the best. AMD really knows what they’re doing and cares about their customers. Lightning fast multi - core performance. It handles heavy games as the lightest one You really ain't be needing separate dedicated graphics card to play latest high end games such as Battlefield 4, Far Cry 3, Assasins Creed: Black Flag, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Series & Black Ops Series. All these games that I've mentioned above will let you play at least @ Medium graphic settings without lag. Overclocking becomes easy due to AMD's Turbo Boost Technology. The price-performance ratio of the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor is very good, I definitely recommend to look into it."
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    #4Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K Processor

    Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K Processor

    For a really low prize, this processor will make your computer run smoothly through many activities, like VR experiences, gaming or complex computing. It only works along motherboards based on Intel 300 series chipsets. 

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    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "I wouldn't recommend an I3, however the price point is definitely doable. There are many great processors to chose from for under $200, like the i5-8400 or some even lower than $100 if you are truly looking for budget like the AMD FX-4300."
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    #5AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor

    The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor features 3.6ghz processing speed, 6 cores and 12 threads unloched, 3Mb/16Mb of caché and wraith spire cooler as thermal solution. 

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    Stephen Santos
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "With a 3.6gh processing speed, 6 cores, and 12 threads this processor is an absolute steal. I've searched the market for a better cost to benefit ratio and I challenge anyone to find it. Installation was easy and so far its benchmarking great!"
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    #6Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    The Intel Core i7-7820X Processor Extreme Edition features an LGA 2066 socket, 8 cores, and 16 threads, Intel Turbo boosts max technology 3.0 and Intel Optane memory ready and support for Intel Optane SDD.

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    Pamela Montgomery
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "This was given to me as a gift by my boyfriend for my gaming system to upgrade for the virtual reality. I am so glad that he did this for me because it handles everything so nicely. The graphics are real time and no hesitations. This is the best when it comes to VR upgrading!"
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    #7Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor

    Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor

    The Intel Core i7-8700K Processor is compatible only with motherboards based on Intel 300 series chipsets and features 6 cores and 12 threads, 3.70GHz processing speed. It supports Intel Optane and UHD Graphic 630. 

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    Brittany Perry
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "This has wonderful performance. It is really fast. I am glad I picked this. I didn't realize how fast a computer could be."
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    #8AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor

    The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor features 8 cores and 16 threads unlocked, 4Mb/16Mb caché and requires thermal solution bought separately. 

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    Larry Simpson
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "I've been using this for a while now, and have to say, I am super impressed. It doesn't run too hot for my needs and really is worth the price tag. I used to have a an i7 5820k OC'd @4.6, but once I saw the price that this AMD was going for, I just had to have it. And I'm sure glad I did. If you compare it against other budget gaming processors, it really does stand up well."

Summary

Best What are the best budget gaming processors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 ProcessorElectronics 14 Paid
2AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ProcessorElectronics 11 Paid
3AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor Electronics 11 Paid
4Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K ProcessorElectronics 10 Paid
5AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ProcessorElectronics 8 Paid
6Intel Core i7-7820X ProcessorElectronics 6 Paid
7Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K ProcessorElectronics 5 Paid
8AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ProcessorElectronics 3 Paid
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