What are the best CPUs for gaming?

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    #1AMD 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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    Zhao Gong
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Wow, I instantly realized that the size does it no justice, it is so compact, and small, but packed with power. The speed is lightning fast, and I am very grateful that this was a wise purchase on my part. "
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    #2Intel 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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    Hannah Perry
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "I bought this CPU for my nephew. I had some good results with my purchase of an intel CPU before. It is a really good CPU. I have no problems with it, but it is just not quite as good as the other one I bought."
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    #3AMD 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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    Philip Little
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I was recently in the market for a budget CPU for gaming and I ended up getting the AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor. It is a decent CPU for the money but I can't recommend it for high end gaming as it can't really compete with some of the newer processors out there. If you're not expecting to run the latest and greatest games out there then this CPU might be a decent option for you given the reasonable price. However, it is a bit dated by the standards of today and I wouldn't exactly consider it one of the "best" CPUs when it comes to bleeding edge gaming."
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    #4Intel 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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    Kyle Richardson
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "The core i5 is often overlooked for gaming but offers a great bang for the buck value point when compared to it's more expensive brothers. Most people, particularly gamers don't need the extra Power the i7 has and would be better served spending that money on a video card ."
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    #5Intel Core i7 6700K

    Intel Core i7 6700K

    The Intel i7-6700k is a powerful processor that lets your computer go faster and be more productive. Among other things, this small chip allows you to have a display resolution up to 4096x2304.



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    Phillip Parker
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "I bought this so I could play overwatch on PC. It runs great, no issues."
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    #6AMD 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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    Karen Rose
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Has frequency of almost 3.7 GHz Precision Boost, 6 Cores/12 Threads making it fast. Unclocked Cache: 4 MB/16. The Wraith spire cooler works well when handling 3 monitors. Needs additional cooling capacity if overclocked more than 60 Celcius."

Summary

Best What are the best CPUs for gaming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ProcessorElectronics 13 Paid
2Intel Core i5-4690 ProcessorElectronics 10 Paid
3AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition ProcessorElectronics 8 Paid
4Intel Core i5 6600KElectronics 5 Paid
5Intel Core i7 6700KElectronics 4 Paid
6AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ProcessorElectronics 3 Paid
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