What are the best budget i5 processors for gaming?

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    #1Intel Core i5-4690 Processor

    Intel Core i5-4690 Processor
    The Intel Core i5-4690 Processor has a 6M Cache, and 3.5 GHz up to 3.90 GHz. It is extremely powerful and allows you to play games for a long while.



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    Kathryn Ellis
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is a great gaming processor. No slow loading times and it's very quiet."
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    #2Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop Processors

    Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop Processors

    The Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop Processors features the socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/1001 series chipset compatibility, Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0.

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    Omar Velázquez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "If you are looking to upgrade to an Intel but don't have the budget for an i7. This is exactly what you need. A ton of power at a decent price."
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    #3Intel 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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    Timothy Guzman
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I'm not a huge fan of this cpu. If all I want to do is game, then yeah it's great. But I only game sometimes. The rest of the time, I'm running application windows, I've got seventeen browser tabs open, I'm streaming music, I'm running VLC, and a bunch of other stuff. I need a cpu that handles multithreading. And one that's not going to break the bank even as it tops out on cycles."
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    #4Intel Core i5-7500 LGA 1151 7th Gen Core Processor

    Intel Core i5-7500 LGA 1151 7th Gen Core Processor

    The Intel Core i5-7500 LGA 7th Core Processor is compatible with the Intel 200/100 Series Chipset, features the Intel HD Graphics 630 and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology.

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    Brian Moore
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Not sure if this is based for gaming, but it does have a nice price."
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    #5Intel Core i5 6600K

    Intel Core i5 6600K
    The Intel Core i5 6600K is a powerful processor that has a 6MB Cache and a Socket LGA 1151.  This small chip lets your computer run faster and be more potent!



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    Vivaan Sarin
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This is a very good choice of processor for this search criteria. This is a popular and very powerful processor within this price range, and still a fairly current model. This would be a great pick, and I'd be happy to buy this product for my budget gaming PC."
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    #6Intel Core i5-4690K Processor

    Intel Core i5-4690K Processor
    The Intel Core i5 processor is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to play immersive games. Among other things, it has a 6MB Intel Smart Cache and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.


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    Ishan Malhotra
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "A perfect balance of cost vs speed. A real powerhouse that gets me through the work and play days!"
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    #7Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core Processor

    Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core Processor

    The Intel Core i5 Processor i5-3350P, with 3.1 Ghz clock speed, 6 MB intel smart cache and LGA 1155 socket, is an excellent choice for making your computer run smoothly and faster.

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    Elena Solano
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "With 6 MB Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core Processor is a great processor for gaming. "
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    #8Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8600K Processor

    Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8600K Processor

    The Intel Core i5-8600K Processor features 6 cores and 6 threads, a processing speed of 3.60GHz up to 4.30GHz maximum turbo frequency, the Intel Optane Memory Supported and the Intel Ultra HD graphics 630.

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    Jeremy Munoz
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This is by far the best processor I have ever installed. The overclocking capabilities make it the hands down the best processor. That being said, yes it is hard to justify the cost, but it's worth every penny."

Summary

Best What are the best budget i5 processors for gaming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Intel Core i5-4690 ProcessorElectronics 3 Paid
2Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop ProcessorsElectronics 0 Paid
3Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
4Intel Core i5-7500 LGA 1151 7th Gen Core ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
5Intel Core i5 6600KElectronics 0 Paid
6Intel Core i5-4690K ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
7Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
8Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8600K ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
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