Best CPU For Gaming in 2019 – Xtremegaminerd

For building the best gaming PC, you do not have to select the best graphics card only but the processor is more important than that. If you think I am wrong, then I have my logic. A good graphics card cannot unlock its full potential if not used on a decent CPU. If you think you can use a GTX 1080 on an Intel Pentium G4400 which costs around $50 only, then you will see how your CPU is bottlenecking your graphics card. Instead of getting 60+fps, you will get 30 or 40. And that’s all because of the CPU you are using. If you use a good CPU first then you can use any graphics card according to your budget and the capability your CPU has. So, I am going to mention the best processors for gaming for every budget both from Intel and AMD. But before proceeding, I want to clear some concept. You may be wondering how many cores do you need? So read the explanation below. For gaming, 4 cores is all you need. Only a few games utilize 6 cores at max but the difference is not that spectacular. But people still buy them to future-proof their PC’s. Now suppose you buy a dual-core CPU, then you must acknowledge that you are also limiting your PC for better performance. Therefore choosing the most suitable gaming processor is not so simple. On the other hand, there are Intel Core i3’s which also have 2 cores but with hyperthreading which means each core will work as two dividing the overall power to the four virtual cores. It will definitely play all the latest games without bottleneck but some games may run slower because they recognise the real cores better. So, in this case, an AMD Ryzen 3 processor may be a better choice which costs equivalent to that of Intel Core i3 but at the same time have two more cores. Now the fastest processors for gaming are Intel Core i5 and Ryzen 5 processors having 4 cores and 4 threads and 6 cores/12 threads respectively. They use the full power of their cores and have much better single-core performance than the AMD FX series processors. If you have a good budget for your gaming PC, instead of getting AMD FX or Intel Core i3 processors, i5’s and Ryzen 5 processors are more worth the price. Best Intel Gaming CPUs 1. Intel Pentium GOLD G5400 Check Amazon Price The newest generation of Intel processors is based on Coffee Lake architecture. These processors are a little faster than the Kaby Lake and provide around 10-20% more performance in gaming. The Intel Pentium G5400 GOLD processor is the starter in the Coffee Lake Pentium series and provide the best gaming performance for its price. Without a shadow of a doubt, there is currently no processor at a price near to $70 that can beat it. If you combine it with a GPU like GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti, then you will get the most out of your money. This CPU features 2 cores and 4 threads with a core clock of 3.7Ghz. You can say in other words that it is equivalent to the i3 7100 but now costs almost half as was the original price of i3 7100. The processor is, however, locked and you should use a locked chipset motherboard like H310 or B360 with it to get the maximum value for the price. I even used it in my $500 gaming build which is targetted towards high settings 1080 gaming. 2. Intel Core i3 8100 Check Amazon Price I previously listed the i3 7100 but as the newer i3 8100 is a lot faster in applications and costs a little more but the biggest difference is the core count. It’s now a 4 core 4 thread CPU just like an i5 which is locked and is based on new Coffee Lake technology. For $130 this processor is a worth buying chip and overwhelms some of the well-known budget processors from AMD like fx 8350 and even Ryzen 3 processors. The comparison will show you real difference. As it is a fact that Intel processors perform better in gaming than their AMD counterparts, there should be no reason not to buy i3 8100 when you want to build a…


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