Best CPUs, by AnandTech

“A lot of choosing a processor starts with the budget, if there is a preference for one brand or the other, or if the performance is similar enough that the money saved on a cheaper model can be spent elsewhere,” says AnandTech.

In its latest CPU guide, the website considered different environments and budgets to pick the best processors available. Here they are.

Intel Pentium G3258

Intel Pentium G3258

(with an overclock)

“If All You Need is Single Thread Performance”

Intel Core i5-6600

“That Triple-A Gaming CPU for Single GPU Systems”

AMD A10-7860K

“Going for eSports without a Graphics Card” (1)

Intel Core i5-5675C

“Going for eSports without a Graphics Card” (2)

Intel Core i7-5820K

“Going High-End Desktop” (1)

Intel Core i7-5960X

“Going High-End Desktop” (2)

Intel Core i7-4790K

“A VR/Future Proof dual GPU System” (1)

Intel Core i7-6700K

“A VR/Future Proof dual GPU System” (2)

AMD Athlon X4 880K

“Honourable Mention for Price/Performance”

AnandTech is a technology website focused on hardware. It was founded in 1997 by Anand Lal Shumpi, who served as its CEO and editor-in-chief until 2014, when he left the company to work at Apple. Praised for its in-depth reviews, the website is a reliable and influential source of information for technology enthusiasts.

Source: AnandTech
Last checked on: 29 March 2016