What are the best Intel budget gaming CPUs?

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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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    Ashley Patel
    Written on February 22, 2018
    "COOL STUDY"
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    #2Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    The Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K features socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/1001 series chipset, Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.

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    Annie Cai
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "I liked this processor for a while until I upgraded. I did not like the price of this model."
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    #3AMD 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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    Janice Patel
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "I was in need of a new processor for my PC. (My old one was dying a quick death.) I am very happy with the AMD Ryzen 5 1600. It is powerful and makes me wish I had gotten it sooner. I don't think you can get much better for the price."
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    #4Intel 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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    Tiffany Hicks
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Intel Core i5-4690 Processor is one of the best Intel gaming CPUs for a tight budget. I bought mine not knowing what to expect from the price range. I was fairly surprised at how well it performed. I would buy again."
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    #5Intel i7-8700

    Intel i7-8700

    The Intel Core i7-8700 Processor is one of the most powerful Intel processors for gaming. It is only compatible with motherboards based on the Intel 300 series and features 6 cores and 12 threads and speeds up to 4.60Ghz at the turbo maximum frequency. 

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    Sarah Palmer
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "Awesome CPU that you can do just about anything with. It is great for gaming and processing. It can definitely handle the intensity of gaming programs with little lag."
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    #6Intel i7-6700K

    Intel i7-6700K
    The Intel i7-6700K is a high-end 14nm Skylake based 4 GHz quad-core CPU. It is an unlocked processor that supports DDR4 and DDR3L and a display resolution up to 4096x2304.
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    Teresa Roberts
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "Great cpu for the money. I tend to overclock my cpus and this has been handling it nicely. I've even added an extra fan just to make sure it stays cool."
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    #7Intel i7-4790K

    Intel i7-4790K
    The Intel i7-4790k is a high-end 22nm Haswell 4.1 GHz quad-core CPU. It's compatible with the z97 boards and it's not compatible with Z87 Intel Motherboards. It fits with the LGA 1150 socket for motherboards that feature it.
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    Philip Coleman
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "While this is an excellent processor, it is nothing close to a budget chip. This is one of the more expensive chips on the market and certainly one of Intels more expensive chips. I need something that fits my budget; this breaks it in half. I'll keep searching. "
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    #8Intel i7-5820K

    Intel i7-5820K

    The Intel i7-5820K is a high-end 22nm Haswell-E based 3.6 GHz 6-core CPU. This processor features 15Mb of smart cache and up to 68Gb/s maximum memory bandwidth. Also, it' features 65 cores with 12 threads and supports the latest VR gaming headsets.

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    Johnny Alvarez
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "Now this is a great processor, it's a decent price and it makes it easy to build a cheap gaming computer. It will power most games but it's too extravagant. This is one of the first products I ordered when I was building my PC. "

Summary

Best What are the best Intel budget gaming CPUs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ProcessorElectronics 16 Paid
2Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700KElectronics 13 Paid
3AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ProcessorElectronics 11 Paid
4Intel Core i5-4690 ProcessorElectronics 9 Paid
5Intel i7-8700Electronics 6 Paid
6Intel i7-6700KElectronics 4 Paid
7Intel i7-4790KElectronics 3 Paid
8Intel i7-5820KElectronics 1 Paid
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