What are the best Intel chipsets for gaming?

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    #1Intel 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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    Juan Dean
    Written on February 21, 2018
    "This item is a bit too high tech for me but may work for a tech buddy of mine that knows how to build pc's. After I bought my first pc over 20 years ago I would build up my pc to become a stronger more powerful machine but I do not have the time these days."
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    #2Intel 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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    Parakram Verma
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "Being a gamer I was looking for a processor that would suit my needs. It has performed better than I ever expected. If you're a gamer then you need to check this one out."
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    #3Intel 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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    Phillip Powell
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K has incredible speed and benchmarks. This processor will get run your games at the highest setting and frame rate with ease. This is an optimal option for gaming if you want to have the best. I love it on my ultimate rig."
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    #4Intel 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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    Carolyn Wagner
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "Like all chipsets, this one was good at the time of release but is now outdated. A few years is an eternity in chipset time and this one isn't worth the price now."
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    #5Intel BX80677G3930 7th Gen Celeron Desktop Processors

    Intel BX80677G3930 7th Gen Celeron Desktop Processors

    The Intel BX80677G3930 7th Gen Celeron Desktop Processors is an excellent choice for Windows 10. This is a 64-bit processor with the Intel 200/1001 chipset compatibility and Intel HD graphics 610. 

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    Kathryn Vargas
    Written on February 21, 2018
    "It's hard to beat this processor for the price. It even includes a cooling fan. Processor perfect for low budget, where cost is more important than performance."
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    #6Intel 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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    Andrew Ortiz
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "The Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K Processor is an ideal Intel chipset for gaming. I'm a pretty hardcore gamer and most of my friends play online. It even handles the demands of VR experiences! I already had an Intel 300 series chipset so everything was good to go."
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    #7Intel Core i3-7100 7th Gen Core Desktop Processor

    Intel Core i3-7100  7th Gen Core Desktop Processor

    The Intel Core i3-7100 is a 7th generation core desktop processor that features the socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/2001 series chipset and Intel HD graphics 630. 

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    Debra Henry
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "This is a very good, cheap option for many people and I highly recommend it. It can power through most basic computer functions easily. However if you are looking for a gaming processor a 7th gen i5 or i7 will probably be your better bet, due to graphics card requirements on many games"
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    #8Intel 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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    Joseph Estrada
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "The Core i5-4690K processor is a great affordable processor for gaming. It's not the most powerful one that they offer, but it's enough that gamers can play games at a decent level of detail. For the price, however, it's a very attractive deal."
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    #9Intel 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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    Juan Antonio Sotelo
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "This is a great and powerful cpu. it handles anything I throw at it and never is slow or unresponsiveness."
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    #10Intel® B250 Chipset

    Intel® B250 Chipset

    Intel® B250 Chipset is a desktop chipset which is compatible with Intel processors such as 7th Gen Intel Core, Intel Celeron, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, and Intel Pentium Processors.

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    Justin Pena
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "If you are a gamer like myself, they you the Intel B250 Chipset. It has Intel® Device Protection Technology with Boot Guard, Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d), Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP), and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for PCI Storage. There are many other amazing features as well. This is a must have for serious gamers. "
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    #11Intel® C628 Chipset

    Intel® C628 Chipset

    Intel® C628 Chipset is a chipset for servers, workstations, etc. as a support for enterprise storage and more demanding bandwidth workload. This chipset operates with 14 USB ports and up to 20 PCI express lanes max.

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    Jeffrey Watkins
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I noticed a big difference when I installed this in my computer. It is fast and all my games respond without any delays in graphics or functions. I am so glad I bought this."
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    #12Intel® C621 Chipset

    Intel® C621 Chipset

    Intel® C621 Chipset is a chipset for servers, workstations, etc. as a support for enterprise storage and more demanding bandwidth workload. This chipset operates with 14 USB ports, up to 10 USB 3.0 Ports, and 20 PCI express lanes max.

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    Joel Álvarez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Intel® C621 Chipset is a chipset for servers, workstations, etc. as a support for enterprise storage and more demanding bandwidth workload"
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    #13Intel® Z370 Chipset

    Intel® Z370 Chipset

    Intel® Z370 Chipset can be paired with an Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor or other 8th Gen Intel processors for optimal performance. This chipset operates with 14 USB ports, up to 10 USB 3.0 Ports, and  24 PCI express lanes max.

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    Billy Bowman
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I recently built a new HTPC designed to run all the current AAA titles at 1080/ultra, and I chose to build it around the Z370 chipset. The improvements of the i7-8700k over the previous generation are substantial; my HTPC can run anything I throw at it and still have cores left over to do productivity work at the same time."
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    #14Intel® C624 Chipset

    Intel® C624 Chipset

    Intel® C624 Chipset is a chipset for servers, workstations, etc. as a support for enterprise storage and more demanding bandwidth workload. This chipset operates with 14 USB ports, and up to 20 PCI express lanes max.

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    William Gordon
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I recently upgraded to this in anticipation of the next big war in Eve Online, where I’m going to be running up to 15 game clients simultaneously across 4 monitors. I haven’t finish stress-testing it under heavy server load but this (along with upgraded graphics & RAM) can run 20 clients active at once without stuttering. Eve is less resource-intensive than games like WoW or high-graphics PC Gaming options like Crysis 3, but you should get good performance out of this on anything you need. Can support 14 USB ports if you’re an actual crazy person and need that. Good value for money. "
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    #15Intel® C625 Chipset

    Intel® C625 Chipset

    Intel® C625 Chipset is a chipset for servers, workstations, etc. as a support for enterprise storage and more demanding bandwidth workload. This chipset operates with 14 USB ports, up to 10 USB 3.0 Ports, and 20 PCI express lanes max.

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    #16Intel® C627 Chipset

    Intel® C627 Chipset

    Intel® C627 Chipset is a chipset for servers, workstations, etc. as a support for enterprise storage and more demanding bandwidth workload. This chipset operates with 14 USB ports, up to 10 USB 3.0 Ports, and 20 PCI express lanes max.

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    Christina Weaver
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you need a new Chipset look no further as this is a great fit if you are a gamer like me. It has integrated Ethernet to work with your high speed flawlessly. Most importantly it keeps latency low and no lagging. Also has quick assist technology which keeps your processor running smooth while it performs high intensive work."
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    #17Intel® X299 Chipset

    Intel® X299 Chipset

    Intel® X299 Chipset is a desktop chipset which is compatible with the following Intel Core processors: i9-7960X, i9-7980XE Extreme Edition, and i9-7940X Processor. This chipset operates up to 24 PCI express lanes max.

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    Ryan Russell
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "The product page is high quality image.But the details are some collapsed."
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    #18Intel® Q250 Chipset

    Intel® Q250 Chipset

    Intel® Q250 Chipset is a desktop chipset which is compatible with the following Intel processors: Pentium® Gold Processor G4620, Pentium® Processor G4560T, and Celeron® Processor G3930T.

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    #19Intel® Q270 Chipset

    Intel® Q270 Chipset

    Intel® Q270 Chipset is a desktop chipset which is compatible with Intel Pentium Gold Processor G4620, Intel Pentium Processor G4560T, and Intel Celeron Processor G3930T. This chipset operates up to 10 USB 3.0 Ports.

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    Walter Castillo
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I needed a good chipset for my business computers I was building. I found the Intel® Q270 Chipset. It was reasonably priced and has good performance. After I got all the computers together they performed really well. All f my employees liked them way better than our pre built systems we were using."

Summary

Best What are the best Intel chipsets for gaming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Intel i7-8700Electronics 14 Paid
2Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 ProcessorElectronics 12 Paid
3Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700KElectronics 10 Paid
4Intel i7-6700KElectronics 8 Paid
5Intel BX80677G3930 7th Gen Celeron Desktop ProcessorsElectronics 7 Paid
6Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K ProcessorElectronics 5 Paid
7Intel Core i3-7100 7th Gen Core Desktop ProcessorElectronics 3 Paid
8Intel Core i5-4690K ProcessorElectronics 3 Paid
9Intel Core i5-7500 LGA 1151 7th Gen Core ProcessorElectronics 1 Paid
10Intel® B250 ChipsetElectronics 0 Paid
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